Financial Aid

Financial Aid FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about financial aid.

Is Financial Aid Offered?

Financial Aid is available on a first come, first serve basis to students in need at our Beijing, Nantes, and US sites. Students who rely on general aid to attend are encouraged to see if they qualify for the Academy scholarship

Financial aid funds are awarded to families on a sliding scale based on salary, geography, cost of living expenses, and the number of family members in a household. We encourage families seeking financial aid to apply early, as our awards are given on a first-come, first-served basis. Since financial aid awards are distributed on a rolling basis, there is no guarantee financial aid funds will remain through to the end of our open enrollment period in June. Please register over the phone so we can waive the down payment fee: 888-216-0135.

Do your offer military discounts?

We are proud to offer dependants of active duty military, reserves, and National Guard personnel [discounts] off the full price of tuition. When applying, please email our enrollment team at​ or call 888-216-0135 with confirmation of your service. We thank you for your service.

What is the Academy Scholarship?

Middlebury Interactive Languages™ Summer Academy will award two scholarships for tuition-free full-time enrollment in the domestic summer Language Academy in Vermont. Rising 8th graders to just graduated 12th graders who demonstrate both high academic potential and family financial need are eligible.

Does an application for financial aid affect my chances of being admitted to the Academy?

The Academy’s admission process is “need–blind.” This means that Admissions does not know of your family’s finances when your application is being assessed.

What is need–based aid?

Need-based aid is intended to help defray the cost of Academy attendance for families in need and is awarded on a sliding scale. Available funding is limited with the purpose of helping as many families as possible who demonstrate need. We encourage those interested in receiving aid to apply as soon as possible.

When will I know if I qualify for Financial Aid?

After acceptance to the program has been received and your completed financial aid application has been submitted, a decision will be issued in no more than two weeks.

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