SEGL is committed to offering the best possible education to students who represent the diversity of the United States. This means we offer significant need-based financial assistance. If you feel the cost of tuition would be a stretch for your family’s income and resources, we encourage your family to apply for financial assistance.
Semester Program: Washington, DC
Tuition, room, and board for the 2021-2022 school year was $32,990 per semester. Students are also required to have an incidental bank account containing $600 to pay for additional personal expenses while on campus. Transportation to and from the program location at the beginning and end of the semester as well as during school breaks is the responsibility of each student’s family; transportation costs are considered when calculating financial aid.
Semester Program: Johannesburg, South Africa
Tuition, room, and board for the 2021-2022 school year was $32,990 per semester. As students do not travel back to the United States during school breaks, there is an additional fee to cover the cost of room and board and local excursions during these times. Students are also required to have an incidental bank account containing $600 to pay for additional personal expenses while on campus. Transportation to and from the program location at the beginning and end of the semester is the responsibility of each student’s family. However, some financial aid packages will include the full or partial cost of a roundtrip flight. SEGL will book tickets for students as part of a group flight and invoice families accordingly.
Summer Institute: London, England
Tuition, room, and board for the 2021 Summer Institute was $10,990. Students are also required to have an additional $280 (=£200) in a checking account that students can access from international ATMs for additional personal expenses. SEGL will book student flights for the beginning and end of the semester and invoice families accordingly. Transportation to and from the program is the responsibility of each student’s family; some financial aid packages will include the full or partial cost of the roundtrip flight.
SEGL enrolls a diverse student body from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds. We strive to have a need-blind admissions policy, meaning we do not look at family financial circumstances when making admissions decisions. Historically, nearly 50% of SEGL students have received some amount of need-based financial assistance. Please note SEGL does not offer merit-based scholarships.
The priority financial aid application deadline is February 15, 2022. Financial aid applications will still be considered after this date; however, SEGL is unable to guarantee the School will be able to meet all demonstrated financial need for applications submitted after the priority financial aid application deadline.
How to Apply for Financial Aid
SEGL partners with School and Student Services (SSS) to process financial aid applications. SSS is a comprehensive financial aid management service created with the National Association of Independent Schools and devoted to helping schools help families. Through an in-depth analysis of a family’s financial situation, SSS provides SEGL with an objective expected family contribution to tuition expenses. SEGL will also work with families to address circumstances that SSS does not typically highlight, as well as SEGL-specific expenses, like travel to/from the program location, business attire, and student incidentals.
Families who would like to apply for financial assistance should file Parent Financial Statements (PFS) with SSS. A complete financial aid application requires the submission of tax forms, including your most recent Form W-2 and Form 1040. If you have not yet completed your most recent taxes, please use the previous year’s.
In order to apply for financial assistance, you will need to enter the SEGL school code on SSS: 5063. Please note SSS charges a small fee for the financial aid application. A limited number of families may qualify for a fee waiver from SEGL.
For more information or if you have any questions, please email SEGL’s Director of Admissions & Financial Aid, Alexa Adams .