Thanks to the generous donations of our alumni, board members, and SSP supporters, SSP’s life-changing experience is financially accessible for all participants. We can guarantee need-blind admissions and an aid grant sufficient to meet 100% of demonstrated need, including U.S. round-trip airfare or $500 toward international airfare. When evaluating financial need, we take into account all relevant circumstances, including number of dependents and unusual costs.
An applicant with family income:
- under about $70,000 will likely qualify for fully discounted fee (SSP is free) and travel expenses
- under about $130,000 will likely qualify for a partially discounted fee
- over $130,000 may qualify for a partially discounted fee, depending on individual circumstances
In other words, the program fee is scaled to what each family can afford. No one pays more than the program fee of $8,400 (2023), our cost per participant to operate the program.
Whatever fee is paid, it is all-inclusive, covering room & board, tuition, supplies, and local transportation.