SOCAPA offers a housing option at all of our campuses and a full cafeteria meal plan in Vermont and Los Angeles. Students can stay right on campus in the host university’s residence halls which have lounges, computer rooms, and laundry facilities. In Vermont and Los Angeles, residential students eat most of their meals at the campus cafeteria. Once per session, we take the whole group off campus and out for dinner at one of our favorite restaurants. Our Room & Board Fee includes double or triple occupancy housing, night and weekend activities (including transportation, tickets and supervision) and three meals per day, Monday through Friday, except at our Manhattan campus (see below). On weekends, depending on the campus, students may be responsible for purchasing some or all of their meals. Please refer to the campus-specific information below.
$2350 Single Room - 2wk
$3775 Single Room - 3wk
Room & Board
$2290 Single Room - 2wk
$3685 Single Room - 3wk
Room & Board
$1950 Single Room - 2wk
$3175 Single Room - 3wk
Upon arrival we will greet you at the baggage claim area for your flight wearing a SOCAPA t-shirt and holding a sign with your name on it, then travel back to campus with you from the airport. At the end of your program, we will help you check-in at your airline's check-in counter; unfortunately we cannot escort you beyond security unless you are an unaccompanied minor as designated by the airline. Unaccompanied minor service is not provided at SOCAPA's NYC campus. Unaccompanied minors are your other campuses incur an additional charge of $100/transfer along with the standard rates outlined below.
$105 for John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK)
$95 for LaGuardia Airport (LGA)
$115 for Newark International (EWR)
$85 for Los Angeles Int Airport (LAX)
$85 for Burbank Airport (BUR)
$45 for Burlington Airport (BTV)
(Not available at NYC Campuses)
Unaccompanied Minor service is a one-way, $150 fee purchased through your airline for children flying alone. Most airlines do not require this service for children 14 and up. We highly encourage any student over the age of 14 to NOT fly as an Unaccompanied Minor. If you do opt to travel as an Unaccompanied Minor, it is very important that you notify SOCAPA that you have purchased the service from your airline. We will be able to inform you of the name of the person who will be picking your child up the Friday before your arrival date, but not before.
In addition to the fee paid to the airline, there is a $100 SOCAPA fee.
Day students are charged an additional Meals and Activities Fee at a weekly rate at each campus. The fee covers the cost of lunches in the cafeteria, our opening night dinner, plus any tickets or entrance fees for class or extracurricular activities in LA and Burlington. In NY, day students do not participate in evening extracurriculars.
No Meals Included
Meals & Activities Fee
$185 per week
Meals and Activities Fee
$55 per week
At our NYC and LA campuses, students need to bring their own Twin XL sheets, pillowcase and towel. In Los Angeles, we provide a blanket and a pillow (sheets and pillowcase NOT included) at no charge. In NYC, you have the option to rent a pillow and blanket for $36/session. Complete Linen Sets (Sheets, Blanket, Pillow and Pillowcase) are provided at our Vermont Campus at no additional charge.
All accounts must have a credit card on file. Any incidental charges like lost room/meal key fees, equipment/property damage fees and/or extra cleaning fees will be charged to the card on file at the end of the program. If the charge is greater than $200, the billing contact will be contacted before the charge is made. If a student does not incur any additional fees, the card will not be charged.
Photography students have the option of bringing their own SLR and/or DSLR camera to the program or renting one from our equipment room for the session. 35mm SLR Cameras rent for $95/session and Older Model Digital SLRs (DSLRs) rent for $125/session and our new DSLRs rent for $295/session.