2016 Tuition, Room & Board, and Fees
Rates, Shop Fees, and Other Information
Academic Credit
Receive a 20% Discount
Cancellation Policy
Submit an Application


Charges vary depending on the length of the session, the accommodations desired, and the shop fee (see below). Add together the cost of your tuition and room & board preference to determine the total for your workshop that is payable in advance. Tuition, room & board fees are as follows:

Session 1-5   |

Session 6

Tuition (each session)



Room & Board

Single (limited availability)



 Double with bath



Quad with bath



Double (near central washroom)



Triple (near central washroom)



Dorm (near central washroom)



Day Student (rate includes all meals)




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Technical Assistant and Work Study (including Minority Work Study) applicants will submit applications online through SlideRoom. Applicants pay the non-refundable application fee of $35 through a secure site on the online application. Slideroom accepts all major credit cards and all major US debit cards. If you would like to use a different form of payment, please contact Haystack directly. Regular (non-scholarship) applicants will pay a non-refundable application fee of $35 directly to Haystack*. Upon notification of acceptance into a workshop, a $250 deposit for each session, for regular enrollment, is required and will be applied to tuition. For glass workshops, an additional deposit of $350 is required. All tuition, room and board fees are due and payable in advance.

Due to the increasing cost of credit card processing fees, Haystack is offering a 2% discount on cash payments (cash/check/money order) for room & board and tuition.

*If paying by check, checks should be made payable to Haystack. Foreign payments must be in US dollars payable in US funds.


For Work Study, Minority Work Study, and Regular (non-scholarship) applicants, shop fees cover the cost of materials for common use in a studio. In blacksmithing the shop fee will be approximately $100 per week, and in glassblowing approximately $500–$700 for the two-week sessions. In all other studios the fee may range from $5 to $75 per week. For clay workshops there will be a charge for clay in addition to the shop fee. Participants will be informed of the specific amount of their shop fee at the conclusion of their session. Supplies not provided for in the shop fee may be purchased at the school store.

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All materials and supplies are the responsibility of workshop participants. Some supplies and equipment are provided in the studios (see shop fees); most others may be purchased at the school store. A memo detailing the workshop supplies, and other personal items you will need to bring from home, will be sent after your application has been approved. Students are admitted to Haystack without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national or ethnic origin.


For Regular (non-scholarship) applicants, when indicating your preference for accommodations, be sure to include your first and second choices when submitting your application. While we make every effort to assign participants their first choice, depending on availability, we occasionally must assign their second choice.


Academic credit for workshops is available through arrangements Haystack has with the University of Southern Maine and Maine College of Art. Undergraduate or graduate credits are available through the University of Southern Maine, and undergraduate credits only are available through the
Maine College of Art.

• University of Southern Maine undergraduate credit costs $281 per credit hour, and graduate credit costs $408 per credit hour, with three credits earned in a two-week session. The University has an additional graduate (non-matriculating fee) of $25 and an administrative fee of $35 per student.

• Maine College of Art undergraduate credit costs $200 per credit hour, with three credits earned in a two-week session. Schools will provide a transcript record. Credit costs are set by the respective institutions and are subject to change. If interested in applying for college credit, you must let Haystack know after your application has been approved.


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Receive a 20% discount on the Summer Conference Registration Fee when you attend any summer workshop session. To indicate your interest, complete both applications (workshop and conference) and be sure to mark the Summer Conference Special box.


If a cancellation is received at least 30 days before a session begins, deposits are refunded, less a $50 cancellation fee. For cancellations received between 29 and 15 days before a session begins, there is a $250 cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made within 14 days of the start of a session.


Before starting the application process, we encourage applicants to scroll through our extensive list of Frequently Asked Questions.

Still have Questions? Please feel free to contact Haystack at (207) 348-2306 or Haystack staff are available M-F, 8:30am–4:30pm EST to talk with you about your application and materials needed, and to assist you through the application process.


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