Financial Aid and Course Fees

 

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FINANCIAL AID FAQs
FAQs and instructions for CORNELL students
FAQs and instructions for
UNH students
Named scholarships are also available for UNH students; simply indicate that you are interested in financial aid as part of Fastrak, and follow the instructions!

FAQs and instructions for non-CORNELL and non-
UNH students
FAQs and instructions for
HIGH SCHOOL students and their parents (limited aid is available)
INTERNATIONAL students: complete a CSS Financial Aid ('13-14) Profile (use 2098 as the CSS code for Cornell)
GRADUATE / NON-TRADITIONAL STUDENTS
: Contact Shoals for details and instructions


GENERAL FINANCIAL AID FAQs
When and how will I know about my financial aid award?
After you complete the online Fastrak or registration process, and have been accepted into the Shoals 2014 program, our admissions team will send you a confirmation email that will include the amount of your financial aid (scholarship award) along with deposit payment instructions (see below).

Can I work at Shoals to help defray my course costs?
Complete a course at Shoals and become a work-study student on Appledore Island! Must be 18 or older, and enrolled in a summer 2014 credit course at Shoals! For more information, visit our work-study page.

COURSE FEES FROM 2014 (2015 fees will be posted before the end of fall semester)
Tuition, room and board (all meals), round-trip transportation between Portsmouth, NH and Shoals, activity fees included.
Total cost for CORNELL/UNH students in a 2 week/3 credit course for 2014: $5,371*
Total cost for all other students in a 2 week/3 credit course for 2014: $6,400*
*Check individual course pages; some courses vary in length and credits awarded, so fees will vary!

COURSE DEPOSITS and FEES FAQs
How do I pay my course deposits?
After you complete the online Fastrak or registration process, and have been accepted into the Shoals 2014 program, our admissions team will send you an email with deposit payment instructions. Please wait for this email from Shoals before paying your non-refundable deposit ($700 per course) as this same message may include financial aid/scholarship award details. 

STOP HERE AND WAIT UNTIL SPRING 2015

How do I pay the balance of my course fees?
Shoals Acceptance Packets include instructions on how enroll in your Shoals course(s), and how to pay the balance of your course fees (this packet will be sent to you via email after deposit payments are received - the packet is also available online).


SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT PAYING YOUR BALANCE / 2015 BURSAR DEADLINES

Once you are enrolled in a Shoals / BIOSM course (UNH students, see below), please see the link below for Cornell bursar billing cycle dates. IF your enrollment form is completed and sent to Shoals in between billing cycles (see: http://www.dfa.cornell.edu/treasurer/bursar/studentsparents/bursarbill/deadlines.cfm), you must pay the balance of your course fees before the start date of your first BIOSM course. Contact Shoals if you have questions or contact the Cornell Bursar directly for assistance: (607) 255-2336. As part of the balance payment process, all non-Cornell students need to complete Cornell's disclosure statement form; follow this link for details and the form.

UNH students enrolling for courses with MEFB or ZOOL numbers (see credit course list) do need not need to pay the balance of their course fees through Cornell bursar; you will receive a paper invoice from Shoals after June 1, 2014.

IF YOU DECIDE NOT TO ATTEND Shoals
Accepted students who decide not to attend Shoals are required to confirm their intentions four weeks prior to the start date of their first course; email your explanation to shoals-lab@cornell.edu

Shoals Marine Lab follows Cornell's Summer Session guidelines for tuition refunds (refunds do not include room and board fees paid).

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