Tuition for School Year Abroad is set every year in February by the SYA Board of Trustees. For the 2013-2014 academic year, SYA's tuition will be $49,600, with an additional fee of $800 for books and standardized testing fees.
Tuition covers classroom instruction, academic counseling, school trips, room, board, public transportation costs to and from school, lunch during the school week and support services every day of the academic year, including weekends and vacations, in addition to transportation, meals and lodging expenses for numerous group travel days throughout the year. Additionally, all SYA students are covered by a comprehensive medical insurance policy, which is included in tuition, while they are studying abroad. Although SYA’s finances are affected by the value of the dollar and inflation abroad, we have in recent years managed to keep our tuition and fees in line with or lower than those of the median U.S. boarding schools.
Tuition Refund Plan
To minimize financial loss in the unlikely event of absence, withdrawal or dismissal, SYA subscribes to the Tuition Refund Plan, a form of tuition insurance. Details of the Tuition Refund Plan are available from the finance department at the SYA home office by request at any time. Plan information is sent to all enrolled students with the enrollment agreement. Read more about the Tuition Refund Plan.
SYA offers the option to make tuition payments in one or two installments. SYA also offers the TuitionPay Plan from Sallie Mae, allowing families to spread the tuition out into 10 interest-free installments. Please note that families who elect to pay in installments will be required to purchase insurance from the Tuition Refund Plan, for a small percentage of their adjusted tuition.