- Summer Term
- Apprentice Program
- High Peaks Adventure
- Adult Programs
- Educators Expedition
- Lake County Backpacking Trip
HMI helped grow our daughter's passion. She took her love of the environment to Leadville, and came back with a meaning and purpose behind it. Thank you for your generous support in helping our daughter attend HMI; we will never forget what you did for our family.
Semester 27 Alumna Parent
Dates, Tuition, & Affordability
Summer Term 2017 Dates & Tuition
Dates: June 28 - August 3
Tuition, Room & Board: $8,650
Student Account (refunded if unused): $500
HMI is proud of our ability to make our programs affordable for families with diverse incomes by offering “need-based” financial aid. What does this mean? Click here.
Families who wish to be considered for financial aid should submit their financial aid application at the same time as the program application deadline (February 15 for the HMI Semester and Summer Term). Students from non-member independent schools should check with their schools to understand their policies regarding tuition remission.
Calculating Financial Aid
HMI uses School and Student Services (SSS), a service of the National Association of Independent Schools, to process financial aid applications. SSS provides schools with an estimated amount each family can contribute to educational expenses. This then helps the school make fair and objective financial aid decisions.
To begin your financial aid application please visit SSS by NAIS.
You may download this guide from SSS for more information regarding how to complete a financial aid application. Specific questions about the SSS application are best directed to the SSS Help Desk, accessible via phone at 800-344-8328.
The HMI school code is 2096.
Financial Aid Policies
Financial aid policies vary widely between different sending schools. The following list details the policies that govern financial aid for the HMI Semester and Summer Term:
- For priority consideration, the financial aid application should be completed by the same date as the application deadline.
- All financial aid awards, with the exception of the Lake County Scholarships, are based on need as determined by the Financial Aid Committee.
- Parents are expected to support the student to the extent they are able, as determined by SSS (School and Student Service for Financial Aid) and the High Mountain Institute.
- In cases of divorce or separation, each parent should complete the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS).
- If either parent remarries, the financial information of the stepparent must be included on the PFS.
- It is essential that applicants complete and file all application forms and required tax forms on time. Late applications may not receive full consideration.
- All financial aid records are kept confidential. Only the Financial Aid Committee has access to financial aid information.
- Upon acceptance to the HMI Summer Term, students are asked to pay a non-refundable deposit of $1,000 and return a signed Enrollment Agreement. This deposit is applied to the cost of tuition.
- HMI provides transportation to & from Denver International Airport at the start and end of the program. Students are required to provide their own transportation to and from their home and Denver International Airport.
- Books, school supplies, and personal outdoor clothing and equipment are additional costs. We ask students to set up a student account with us to cover these expenses. At the end of the program, an itemized bill and refund of any unused student account will be sent home six weeks after the summer ends.
- Group camping equipment such as stoves and tents are provided by HMI. Upon acceptance, students will receive a list of required clothing and equipment. We also provide suggestions for affordable purchase of quality gear from retailers around the country. In addition, many items are also available for rental from HMI.
For further questions about tuition, expenses, and financial aid, please contact the admissions office at 719-486-8200 X1.