Haystack’s 2018 Summer lineup will be posted early- to mid-December 2017
The application process will begin January 1, 2018

As a reference, see below to review information from this past year’s
2017 season — the 2018 Tuition, Room & Board, and other rates, will be updated soon 


2017 Tuition, Room & Board
Rates, Shop Fees, and Other Information
Academic Credit
Cancellation Policy
Submitting 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, room & board preference to determine the total for your workshop that is payable in advance.


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)



Technical Assistant and Work Study (including Minority Work Study) applicants will submit applications online through SlideRoom. Applicants pay the non-refundable application fee of $50 through a secure site on the online application. Slideroom accepts all major credit cards and all major US debit cards.

Regular (non-scholarship) applicants will pay a non-refundable application fee of $50 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, a deposit for half of the tuition rate will be required. All tuition, room & board fees are due and payable in advance.

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


Shop fees cover the cost of materials for common use in a studio and are the responsibility of each participant, including scholarship students and regular (non-scholarship) students. In blacksmithing the shop fee will be approximately $100 per week, and in glassblowing approximately $500-$700 for two-week sessions and $250—$350 for the one-week session. 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.


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 prep sheet detailing the workshop supplies, and other personal items you will need to bring from home, will be sent upon enrollment in a workshop.

Haystack does not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identification, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, economic status, or veteran status. All are welcome.


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

Scholarship students receive an award covering full tuition, room & board at the dormitory rate for a period of study for one or two weeks. Those who wish to stay in a more expensive accommodation must pay the difference between that and the dorm rate.


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.

Credit costs are set by the respective institutions and are subject to change. If interested in earning college credit through the University of Southern Maine or Maine College of Art, notify Haystack in the office on the first Monday of the session.


If a cancellation is received prior to 30 days before a session begins, deposits are refunded, less a $100 cancellation fee. There is no refund if a cancellation is made within 30 days of your session.

Questions? Please feel free to contact Haystack at (207) 348-2306 or haystack@haystack-mtn.org. Haystack staff are available M-F, 8:30am–4:30pm EST.


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