Payments & Fees

The total cost of the W&M Pre-College Program is $4,150 including a $400 deposit due upon acceptance. The program cost covers tuition for 4 credit hours, room and board for 3 weeks, all required reading materials, and admission to all of the field trip sites.

Reference your acceptance email for a list of payment deadlines.

View NIAHD’s Refund Policy (pdf)

Making a Payment

NIAHD is unable to accept credit card payments. All payments should be made via check/money order. Please make all checks payable to “W&M Pre-College Program”.

Mail all payments directly to the NIAHD Office at the address below.  (Please do not mail payments to any other campus department.)

National Institute of American History & Democracy
College of William and Mary
P.O. Box 8795

Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795

Additional Fees

Some services may incur additional charges not covered by the cost of the program.

Shuttle Services - Costs vary

NIAHD can provide shuttle transportation to/from select airports for students traveling alone.  Review the information on Planning Your Trip to NIAHD for more details.

Location One-way Both ways
Richmond Int'l Airport (RIC) $15 $30
Newport News/Williamsburg Airport (PHF) $8 $16
Williamsburg Train Station (WBG) Free Free
Student Recreational Center (Gym & Fitness Center) - $25

Any student wishing to use the W&M Student Recreation Center during their stay on campus, will need to pay an additional fee of $25.  Payment should be made in person at the front desk of the Student Rec Center.  Use of the Rec Center by NIAHD Pre-College students is limited to select recreational facilities.  For a list of approved equipment and facilities, review the policy for using W&M's Student Recreational Center.

Student Health Center - Costs vary

In the event a student becomes ill or injured, NIAHD staff will take them to the W&M Student Health Center for treatment.  The Student Health Center is NOT a free service.  Fees associated with use of the Student Health Center include: visitation fees, physician fees, and additional charges for laboratory tests, prescriptions, medical supplies, surgical procedures, etc.

Students/parents will be expected to cover any fees and charges that are not covered by your personal health insurance provider.  Payments are made directly to the Student Health Center.  Review the policy for using W&M's Student Health Center for more details.

Replacement Tribe Cards - $23

If a student loses their W&M Tribe Card and needs to purchase a replacement, the cost is $23.00 paid directly to the Tribe Card Services Office.  Tribe Cards are needed for gaining access to the dorm and getting meals in the dining hall.

Replacement Room Keys - $40

There is a $40 replacement fee for any room key that is not turned in at the end of the program.  For security, students should report any lost keys immediately, but they should also be prepared to pay the $40 replacement fee.  New room keys will be issued after the locks on the door have been changed.