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EXPLO Summer ProgramsFinancial Aid

Need-based grants and scholarships are available.

Contact the Financial Aid Team

A Commitment to Access + Equity

At EXPLO, we strive to make our summer programs accessible for as many curious and motivated young people as we can.

As a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization, EXPLO is committed to expanding accessibility to serve families from around the world, regardless of their education, income, or occupation. 

We understand that our immersive summer enrichment programs are an investment that not all families have the ability to afford. EXPLO’s financial aid program provides grant and scholarship support to families who demonstrate need, thanks in part to supportive partner programs and generous donations to the EXPLO Scholarship Fund. 

Grants + ScholarshipsApplying for Financial Aid

EXPLO offers two types of need-based financial aid:

  • Grants subsidize a small portion of the tuition for families that make a deposit to reserve a space at EXPLO and also demonstrate financial need.
  • Scholarships are for students who require a significant financial award to attend EXPLO.

We’ve outlined the application process below, as well as included additional details that many families find helpful. If you have any questions about how to apply for financial aid or would like more information, please contact our financial aid team.

Step One: Apply to EXPLO

Complete the EXPLO Application and submit your deposit to reserve your spot in the program.

Step Two: Complete the Financial Aid Application

Complete the Financial Aid Application, which will be emailed to you upon receipt of your EXPLO Application. If you’d like to get a head start, you can fill out the Financial Aid application request form on this page.

Step Three: Final Payment

Once a decision has been made, you will be contacted by the Financial Aid team. If you have qualified for a grant, you will be billed for your tuition minus the amount of your grant award. If you are not awarded a grant, you are required to pay the full tuition amount. 

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Step One: Apply to EXPLO

Complete the EXPLO Application and indicate that you intend to apply for a scholarship. You will not be required to submit a deposit. A space at the program is not guaranteed and enrollment is contingent upon being selected to receive a scholarship. 

Step Two: Complete the Financial Aid Application

Complete the Financial Aid Application, which will be emailed to you upon receipt of your EXPLO Application. If you’d like to get a head start, you can fill out the Financial Aid application request form on this page.

Step Three: Final Payment

Once a decision has been made, you will be contacted by the Financial Aid team. If you have been selected to receive a scholarship and accept, you will be billed for your tuition, minus the amount of your scholarship award. If you are not awarded a scholarship, you will not be enrolled in the program.*

*If space is available, you may still enroll in the program and at the full tuition amount. 

 

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Grant applications are considered on a rolling basis until funding is no longer available. 

Scholarship application and materials are due March 1, 2021. 

We encourage you to contact our Admission Office for more information, or request financial aid materials by filling out the form below.

Financial Aid Request Form

Please provide your information below to receive the EXPLO Financial Aid application. 

Our PartnersThe Generosity of Others Makes the World Turn

Each summer, our partner organizations provide opportunities for even more students to experience a transformational summer at EXPLO. They include:

  • The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
  • The Sunflower County Freedom Project
  • Wildflower
  • Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity (METCO)
Learn More About Our Partners
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When I saw EXPLO’s email and read “Congratulations,” I started to cry with happiness. Getting the scholarship was my only chance to attend EXPLO. Thank you and the donors for all the experiences you allowed me to have. It was a dream come true.

Isabella A., Student

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EXPLO has made me more confident, collaborative, and outgoing. It has given me the skills to take on any new experience head-on, with an open mind.  My EXPLO  experience has been everything and more, and I can’t thank everyone who made it happen enough.

Karina S., Student

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Receiving an award to attend the program doesn't influence your experience at all, I was perfectly integrated and didn't feel like I was a "scholarship student". If I could do it all over again, I would without any doubt. Thank you EXPLO, with all my heart.

Rania K., Student