SOAR fees cover costs associated with providing the SOAR program, including meals, refreshments, social activities, publications and materials provided to participants, services of SOAR leaders and advisors, and other administrative costs.
The fees for a SOAR session break down as follows:
Two-day sessions in June and July
|Student orientation program||$125||Lunch and dinner on first day of program and breakfast on second day|
|Family orientation program||$30 per family member||Dinner on first day of program|
|Overnight accommodation||$25 per person, per night||Hot breakfast on second day of program|
One-day sessions in January and August and for June summer school
|Student orientation program||$50||Lunch during program|
|Family orientation program||$30 per family member||Lunch during program|
No overnight campus accommodations available during one-day sessions.
Paying SOAR fees
SOAR fees must be paid online at the time of session registration. Payment is required to confirm your registration.
Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express credit and debit cards and electronic check (e-check) payments are accepted. A 2.75% convenience fee is applied to all credit and debit card payments; e-check payments do not incur this fee. Learn more about this fee.
SOAR Fee Discount Request
Domestic undergraduate freshman may request a 50 percent discount in the student SOAR fee. Discounts are eligible to students who can demonstrate extreme financial difficulty through one or more of the following indicators:
- Student is enrolled in a federal free or reduced-price lunch program at school
- Student is enrolled in a federally funded program for the economically disadvantaged (such as GEAR UP or Upward Bound)
- Student resides in a foster home, is a ward of the state, or is homeless
- Student's family receives low-income public assistance or lives in federally subsidized public housing
Students should complete a Student SOAR Fee Reduction Request form and submit verification documents via mail, fax, or delivery to the SOAR office. Only discounts for the student orientation program fee will be provided; family orientation program fees and overnight accommodation fees cannot be discounted.
As registration for SOAR sessions cannot be completed until SOAR staff consider and decide upon requests, students are encouraged to submit their request early to receive the widest range of sessions possible.