A program deposit must be submitted with your application to secure your place in the program, and in the courses of your choice, pending acceptance. This deposit is credited to the total tuition fee, and is fully refundable should your application be denied. $1,000 is due 30 days after receipt of the application, and the balance of the fee is due on April 3rd.

Applications Received Before April 3rd
Payment Schedule Amount
Upon submission of application $1,500 for all programs
30 days after receipt of application $1,000
April 3rd Balance of fee
Applications Received Between April 3rd & May 15th
Payment Due Amount
Upon submission of application $2,500 for all programs
May 15th Balance of fee
After May 15th, program fee is due in full with the student application.

Please see the ‘Refund Policy’ tab for more information regarding refunds.


All students will be charged an additional $300 security deposit when invoiced for full program costs. This security deposit is distinct from the above program deposit. Security deposits are intended to cover lost keys, room damages and any additional charges accrued on program. Security deposits, minus charges, will be returned after completion of the program and when Summerfuel has received a full accounting from the business offices of its host institutions, usually by the start of October.

Payment Methods:

Deposits for applications submitted online can only be paid by credit card (Visa or MasterCard). If you would like to submit a deposit by check or wire transfer, please contact the New York office ahead of application. Subsequent payments may be made by credit card, check, or wire transfer.

By Credit Card
  • Visa and MasterCard credit cards may be submitted through the online application, over the phone, or by fax.
By Check:
  • Checks must be drawn on a US bank and must be in US dollars.
  • Payable to Academic Study Associates.
  • Note student’s name on all checks.
  • A service fee of $25 will be charged for any returned checks.
By Wire Transfer:
  • Contact Summerfuel for bank details.
  • Reference: Name of student.
  • Please fax a copy of the transaction to Summerfuel at +1 (212) 796-8359.
  • Bank charges incurred are the responsibility of the parent.
  • Summerfuel will credit the student's account with the actual amount in US dollars that has been credited to its account.

Program Fee Includes

Tuition; room; two to three meals per day (varies by program); some course readings and supplies; guest lecturers; class related field trips; use of select campus facilities; the complete academic and excursion program as described in the brochure, except anything marked as optional/extra; all afternoon and evening activities, except those marked as optional/extra, or held off-campus and not organized by Summerfuel; lanyard and t-shirt; linen, bedding, towels; staff accompanied transfer to and from program airports during specified time windows on arrival and departure day.

Program Fee Does Not Include

Transportation to/from your home city; lunches at Oxford, Boston and Barcelona; courses and activities shown to have an extra fee; pens, notebooks, laptops, calculators and other personal course supplies; laundry; afternoon and evening activities held off the host campus and not directly run by Summerfuel; snacks, souvenirs, pocket money or meals eaten away from the program; airport transfers to and/or from an airport other than the program's designated airport or outside the designated arrival and departure window times; trip cancellation insurance (Travel Insurance and Assistance Plan); medical insurance, medical and dental fees, and prescriptions.


Summerfuel is committed to providing exciting opportunities to a diverse group of high school students. We have established the Summerfuel Scholars program, which awards competitive partial-tuition scholarships to motivated and accomplished students from across the United States to attend any Summerfuel program. For more details and to download an application, please see our Scholarships and Partners page.