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Eagle Hill Seminars on the coast of Eastern Maine

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General Application Information and Costs, etc.

Seminars are generally limited to 12-16 participants. Early application is recommended. Applications are best received 3 weeks prior to the beginning of a seminar.

Costs of Seminars. Amounts are given in US$. All seminars are 5 instructional days, plus an arrival day and a departure day.

Tuition. Generally $495, with some exceptions (see annotations in calendar after titles: *1 = $545, *2 = $595). University credits and CEUs are available for most seminars (see links below).

Residential choices, on campus. Rates are per person for the duration of the seminar (Sunday night through Saturday morning). Our best efforts are made to assign rooms according to preferences and needs. Some single rooms are available.

Lodge: 2x occupancy, some 3x $195
Cabin: 2x occupancy, some 3x $175
Classroom building: 2x occupancy, some 3x (with lounge) $165
Simple cabin: 2x occupancy. Separate washhouse $115
Tent platform: With own tent, bedding, and towels. Separate washhouse. $55

For descriptions and photos of residential options ... click here.

Meal choices, on campus.  
Resident meal plan. Required for all residents, including tenters. From dinner on arrival day through breakfast on departure day $278
Guests of residents - Breakfast and dinners $227
Commuter meal plan. Required for all commuters. Includes arrival day dinner and lunches $94

Traveling seminars. These seminars require some off campus housing in motels and meals in restaurants. On campus housing and meals at Eagle Hill are prorated, based on number of days. Motel room costs are shared. Meals in restaurants are individually purchased.

Other fees, if applicable.

$15 microscope fee (waived if you prefer to bring your own microscope(s).
Personal photocopying and optional lab supplies and equipment.
Some seminars have a required publications fee and/or lab fee.

Non-participating guest fee. Accommodation and meal fees, as above, plus a $100 contribution to the scholarship fund.

General discounts. One of the following general discounts may be selected. See application forms. The discount applies to tuition and room costs, but not meal costs.

Alumnus(a) of 1 previous seminar ... 10%
Alumnus(a) of 2 -3 previous seminars ... 15%
Alumnus(a) of 4 or more previous seminars ... 20%
Students at colleges and universities ... 15%; with faculty letter of recommendation ... 30%
Couples or groups ... 10%
Year-round residents of Washington and Hancock Counties ... 20%

Financial Assistance. Information on discounts and scholarships is listed below and in the seminar application form. Additional information on financial aid is available here.

Partial scholarships ... 10–50% ... see application form. Scholarships apply to tuition and room costs, but not meal costs.

Credit options. Two university/college credits are available through the University of Maine at Machias for most seminars (fee = $120). CEUs are available for all seminars through the University of Maine at Machias (fee = $40).

University/college Credits
Certificates, Continuing Education Units, and Recertification credits

Deposits. Each application needs to be accompanied by either a $100 deposit, purchase order, or training authorization form. Deposits are fully credited towards costs for room, board, and tuition. Balances are due upon arrival at Eagle Hill, or, in the case of purchase orders and training authorization forms, will be invoiced after the end of a seminar, unless requested earlier. Deposits are returned when a seminar is full. Deposits can be made by credit card by way of PayPal.

Travel insurance. Standard travel insurance is recommended, especially for those who are planning on traveling by plane. This helps in case of a change of plans.

Refunds. If an application is cancelled before the beginning of a seminar, partial refunds of the $100 deposit are as follows:

4+ weeks = $70 refund
2–4 weeks = $50 refund
0–2 weeks = no refund

Late applications. Applications within the three week period prior to the start of a seminar are welcome. Please contact us first to ask if space is still available.

Arriving early and/or staying on for 1 or more extra days. Adding days to your seminar stay at the Institute is sometimes possible. This option may be helpful for airline discount purposes (i.e., airlines sometimes have Saturday stay-over requirements for discounts). Some participants enjoy extending their stay in order to explore the coast of Maine on their own. Accommodations and meals are simply pro-rated on a per-day basis for any extra days.


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