Advanced Summer Program for students age 11-14
who show high promise and love mathematics


Fees for 2015

Application Fee?

There is no application fee.


Camp Fee

Not set yet. At least $4500.00 but likely more.

Whatever the fee, there will continue to be many merit scholarships and need-based financial aid, as well as early payment discounts and sibling discounts.

The camp fee includes tuition, room, board, transportation from/to the designated airport while arriving/departing, one camp hat, one camp shirt, one copy of the yearbook and all all-camp activities. It does not include travel to and from your home, nor the cost of optional weekend trips. Students who apply and are admitted early should be able to get lower air fares. It has been reported that the best time to book flights is 1 am EST on Wednesdays.

Tax considerations. Sometimes child care expenses get favorable tax treatment. However, we have concluded that no part of your fee for MathPath is eligible for US federal tax credits or deductions as a child care expense. In particular, no part of your fee can be paid out of a pretax Dependent Care Flexible Savings Account, so please do not plan to put money into such a "use it or lose it" account to pay for MathPath. If you want to know all the details, click here.

Payment Methods. Our preferred method remains checks. Payment by credit card, PayPal or similar services is not allowed. The cut these services take is too much for our lean budget. Electronic payment by ACH (Automated Clearing House) is fine if your bank offers you this option. From other countries, we recommend an international bank draft, that is, a check in US dollars provided by your bank and naming on it a US bank at which it is payable. It is also possible to wire money from other countries, but wires involve several high fees, from your bank, from our bank and even from intermediary banks. You will need to pay all these fees.

In any event, payments are not accepted until after a student is admitted, at which time we will happily provide details of the different payment methods.

Reduced Fee for Siblings

If 2 students from the same family attend in the same year (and neither has already attended for 2 years), the fee as otherwise computed is reduced by 1/9th.

Example 1. Your son and daughter are both accepted to MathPath and let's say by our other fee policies you owe 2 x $4500 = $9000. You may take off (1/9)*9000 = 1000. Your final bill is $8000.

Now suppose you also pay 3 months early. Then you may take a further reduction of .015 x 8000 = 120, for a final fee of $7880. Or thought of another way, first you take 1.5% off 9000, obtaining 8865, and then you take 1/9th off that. Again, the final fee is $7880. (It is a little theorem that these two reductions commute!)

Example 2. Your twin daughters are admitted and qualify for financial aid. We tell you that the reduced tuition for each of them is $3000. Your bill at that point is $6000. Taking off 1/9th, your final bill is $5333.33.

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