High School Seminar FAQs

I've already been to a high school seminar.  Can I still apply?
While you can still apply, we give preference to students who have never before attended a summer seminar.  You can still be involved with FEE, though!  Refer your friends to our seminars, and you could win a reward!
If I am graduating from high school this year, which seminar do I apply to?
If you will be 18 years old at the beginning of a seminar, you can attend either a high school or a college seminar. If you will be 14-17 years old at the beginning of a seminar, you can attend any of our high school seminars.
What is the cost of a seminar?
All accepted participants recieve a full scholarship for tuition, room, and meals.  All you have to do is get to the seminar, and we will take care of you once you are there (a limited number of travel scholarships are available).  We'll even have some free books and other materials to give away!
I applied for a seminar; when will I hear if I am accepted?
Students are accepted on a rolling basis; however, we receive many applications, so it may take a few weeks for us to get back to you. You will hear back by the middle of April at the latest.
I got my acceptance letter!  What do I do now?
Congratulations!  There is a link to a form in the letter that you need to fill out to confirm your acceptance.  Make sure you have your parent/guardian and a credit or debit card when you open the form, then follow these steps.
  1. Check the box to confirm your acceptance and intended attendance.
  2. Sign the medical release
  3. Check the box for the Photo Consent and Release
  4. Read the entire Cancellation Policy
  5. Submit!

Do I have to stay in the dorms, or can I go home each night?

All students are required to stay in the dorms with fellow participants.  We want all students to have the full experience of a FEE seminar which includes staying in the dorms.  It'll be fun, and you'll get to have a college experience while you're there! 
What is the format of a lecture?
A typical lecture will be interactive and will last 40-45 minutes. There will be time at the end for questions.
Will I receive classroom credit from my participation at the seminar?
You will receive a certficate of completion at the end of the seminar stating that you participated in 17.5 hours of lecture. It is up to you to contact your school to inquire about the seminar counting for classroom credit.
What should I pack?
The dress code for the seminar is business casual. Be sure to bring all toiletries and personal items you would need for any overnight trip. To see if you need to bring linens, please refer to your seminar location on the travel page. We also recommend that you bring a notebook to take notes during the lectures and that you leave some space in your bags for the books you will take home.
I confirmed my attendance but need to cancel. How do I do that?

Please fill out our Cancellation Form. You can also send an email to Please refer to the Cancellation Policy below to see if your cancellation will result in a fee.

What is your Cancellation Policy?


For the Foundation for Economic Education (“FEE”) to continue to provide the best possible seminars and events at no charge to its participants and to respect our generous donors who fund these programs in their entirety, it is imperative that we have an accurate attendance count for the 2015 FEE Seminar (the “Seminar”).  FEE understands that your plans may change.  It is important for you to inform us in a timely manner if you are not able to attend the Seminar, so that FEE can minimize any additional expenses that FEE may incur.

To provide the Seminar and similar events at no charge to participants, we require that all participants accept this Cancellation Policy. By submitting your 2015 Seminar Confirmation, you acknowledge and agree that you accept this Cancellation Policy and the terms and conditions hereunder and will comply with the deadlines set forth in the Cancellation Fee Schedule set forth below.



Notice of cancellation prior to Seminar


Amount Owed

More than 30 days


48 hours – 30 days


Less than 48 hours or non-attendance



Notice of participant’s cancellation provided to FEE hereunder (the “Notice”) shall be in writing by e-mail with confirmation of transmission to or by filling out FEE’s web-based Cancellation Form. The Notice is effective only (a) upon receipt by FEE, and (b) if the participant giving the Notice has complied with the requirements of this paragraph.

If you fail to provide FEE with the Notice in accordance with the terms and conditions herein, FEE shall invoice you and you shall pay, as liquidated damages and not as a penalty, the Amount Owed in accordance with the Cancellation Fee Schedule set forth above.