Program Cost

The total fee ($3500) for the program covers tuition credits, and all program costs: course materials, campus housing, all meals and snacks, and all program activities, including transportation and lodging on field trips. Spending money and transportation to and from the Institute are not included. If you are accepted, a non-refundable $500 deposit is required within three weeks to reserve a space in the Institute. The tuition balance is due by June 15th. ESSYI tuition deposits and payments may be paid by check, bank transfer, international wire transfer or by credit cards.

Online Payment

A direct link to the online payment system is here: NetPay Gateway. (Note: You must have an “Attendee ID” to use this system.)

Online payments can be made by using the “Attendee ID” that is generated when students apply online, using the Online Application link above. If you applied via a paper form, just fill out the first few lines of the online application (including your email address) and click submit. The system will then send you a email with your Attendee ID and a link to the online payment system. More information regarding payment options is available here: Payment Options Information (PDF).

College Credit

You will be awarded college credit (1 HWS credit = 4 semester hours or 4 credit hours) by Hobart and William Smith Colleges for successful completion of the Institute. At the end of the program, you will receive a credit report and a certificate of completion. You can request an official transcript from the Registrar of the Colleges if you decide to transfer credit to another undergraduate institution. Please note that each college and university has its own policies on the transferring of credit. (see bottom of page – Transcripts)