Payments & Financial Aid

Program Costs

Tuition for each course varies and is noted next to the course schedule. Tuition covers meals, lodging, staffing and all other related educational materials, unless otherwise noted. Students may bring a small amount of money for concession machines.

Payment Deadlines

Application deadline is May 15, 2019, or until all classes are full. A $200 non-refundable deposit is required within two (2) weeks of acceptance into GoSciTech in order to secure your class preference. Full payment is due three (3) weeks before the student's camp start date. If full payment is not received on or before the payment deadline (see payment chart below), the student may be withdrawn from the class and will not receive a refund of previously paid funds. To secure the course selection, early payments are encouraged. Please make checks payable to GSSM, with the camper's name written on the ledger line.
 

Week

Camp Dates

Payment deadline

1

June 16-22

May 24

2

June 23-29

May 31

3

July 7-13

June 14

4 July 14-20 June 21

 

Refunds and Cancellations 

Program fee refunds must be requested in writing before May 15, 2019. The $200 deposit is not refundable. If a class is cancelled for any reason, students will be given the option to transfer to another available class or receive a full refund of all tuition paid. All inquiries should be directed to Susan Engelhardt, program director.

Financial Aid

South Carolina families interested in applying for financial aid may do so within the GoSciTech application. A limited amount of financial aid money is available and is awarded using a need-based formula. If applying for aid, please upload the first page of the family's 2017 or 2018 1040 tax return (black out any Social Security Numbers), along with all other application materials, to the online application. Please make sure the 1040 that is submitted is claiming the child(ren) who are requesting aid. The financial aid application deadline is April 15, 2019. Financial aid money may be available after the deadline, so please check with the camp director if the deadline has passed.

Financial aid is awarded on a needs basis and first-come, first-served basis.

Contact Us

Main GSSM phone number: 843.383.3900
Susan Engelhardt, STEM Experience Coordinator: engelhardt@gssm.k12.sc.us or 843.383.3958
GSSM Center for Science Education & Outreach: 843.383.3958