The School for Ethics and Global Leadership

Tuition and Financial Assistance

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 the cost of attending SEGL would be a stretch for your family’s income and resources, we encourage your family to apply for financial assistance. See below for more information.

Tuition

Semester Program: Washington, DC

Tuition, room, and board for the 2022-2023 school year is $33,990 per semester. Students must also have access to a bank account containing $600 for incidental/personal expenses. Transportation to and from the program, at the beginning and end of the semester and during school breaks, is the responsibility of each student’s family. We consider both incidental and transportation costs when calculating financial aid awards.

Semester Program: Johannesburg, South Africa

Tuition, room, and board for the 2022-2023 school year is $33,990 per semester. Students must also have access to a bank account containing $600 for incidental/personal expenses. Transportation to and from the program at the beginning and end of the semester is the responsibility of each student’s family. (SEGL will book tickets for students as part of a group flight and invoice families accordingly.) Because students do not travel back to the U.S. during school breaks, there is a $795 fee to cover the cost of room, board, and excursions during these times. We consider both incidental and transportation costs when calculating financial aid awards.

Financial Assistance

SEGL enrolls a diverse student body from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds. Historically, nearly 50% of SEGL students have received some amount of need-based financial assistance. Our DC program has a need-blind admissions policy, and we are need-blind in most Johannesburg and London terms as well. “Need blind” means that we do not look at a family’s financial circumstances when making admissions decisions. We do not offer merit-based scholarships.

Application Deadline

The priority financial aid application deadline is February 15, 2022. Financial aid applications may be considered after this date; however, we are unable to guarantee that we can meet all demonstrated financial need for applications submitted after this 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. Through an in-depth analysis of a family’s financial situation, SSS provides SEGL with an objective expected family contribution for the semester.

We also work with families to address circumstances that the SSS does not typically highlight, and we consider SEGL-specific expenses, like travel to/from the program location, business attire, and student incidentals, when making our awards.

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, use the previous year’s (we may ask that you submit your most recent return when it is available).

In order to apply for financial assistance via SSS, you will need to enter the SEGL school code: 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; please ask us if you cannot afford this fee.

For more information or if you have any questions, please email SEGL’s Director of Admissions & Financial Aid, Harry Sullivan.

Click here to begin your financial aid application