Tuition Costs, Scholarships & Financial Aid
The comprehensive tuition for the Middle School Presidential Inaugural Conference includes housing for four nights, all program materials, breakfasts, lunches and dinners (with the exception of arrival and departure days) and roundtrip shuttle transportation between Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) and the program location for Inaugural Scholars arriving by plane (staff members meet students at their airport gates immediately upon arrival, and escort them to the program location).
Tuition also includes all items listed on the Schedule of Events, including the opening night reception, Keynote Speakers, all conference curriculum, activities and speaker panels, special guests, private film screening, Inauguration Day events, the Gala Inaugural Celebration and live concert by Allstar Weekend! In addition, all transportation during the Conference is provided by private motor coach.
Tuition is $2,945. Students will need money only for incidentals (phone calls, snacks, etc.). Transportation to and from the Washington, D.C. area is not included in tuition.
Payment Plan Options
The Middle School Presidential Inaugural Conference offers two different payment options. Students may choose to either pay the full tuition amount of $2,945 upon enrollment or take part in our tuition payment plan. Students utilizing our payment plan will pay a $350 nonrefundable deposit to secure their space in the program and then pay the remaining tuition in monthly increments according to the terms of the payment plan.
If you are interested in taking advantage of our payment plan, select that option during enrollment, and you will be provided with the payment schedule.
Tuition and Travel Protection Plan
To protect and safeguard the investment parents and students make in program tuition and travel costs, we strongly recommend that you take advantage of our Tuition and Travel Protection Plan offered through Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. This valuable coverage reimburses for expenses due to late or cancelled flights, replacement of lost luggage or personal items, baggage delays, illness or injury, medical expenses and many more items. To review the specific benefits included in the Tuition and Travel Protection Plan, click here, or call Nationwide Insurance toll-free at (866) 282-3987.
Sponsorships & Student Fundraising Guide
To review our interactive Sponsorships & Student Fundraising Guide, click here. You will find helpful step-by-step instructions, customizable letters, fundraising ideas and success stories from past scholars. Don’t forget to contact the Office of Admissions if you decide to fundraise all or part of your tuition to keep us updated on your progress or if you have any questions.
The Middle School Presidential Inaugural Conference is committed to ensuring the diversity of our program by awarding a limited number of scholarships based on financial need, scholastic merit, leadership achievement and other factors.
If you have received a formal invitation to attend the Conference: We regret to inform nominees that at this time the scholarship application deadline has passed. We regret any inconvenience this may cause, and encourage scholars to leverage the tools offered through our easy-to-use online, interactive Sponsorships & Student Fundraising Guide.
Scholarship applicants should expect e-mail notification of the review results within two weeks of the scholarship deadline. Scholarship applicants who did not provide an operable e-mail address will receive their review results by mail shortly thereafter.
If you have questions, please contact the Office of Admissions.
Both fundraising and the scholarship process will be time consuming, so it is strongly advised that students pursuing either of these methods start as early as possible.