Acadia Institute of Oceanography marine science camp
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What is AIO's refund policy?


Withdrawal or changes to registration must be made in writing (via mail or email) and be received by the date(s) below for AIO to honor the listed policy.  Refunds will incur a 4.5% cancellation fee.


•Withdrawal before March 1, 2023:  full refund of money paid


•Withdrawal March 1-April 30: full refund minus deposit.  


•Withdrawal May 1-31, 2023:  credit of tuition, minus deposit, towards summer 2024*


•Withdrawal June 1 up to 30 days before start of session: credit of half tuition, minus deposit, towards summer 2024


•Withdrawal within 30 days of start of program: no refunds or credits.


•A student may withdraw from the college credit portion of the program until Tuesday at noon of the first week of the Advanced session for College Credit to receive a refund of the cost of the credits from UMM.  After that time, if you choose to withdraw from the college credit portion you can still continue with the regular program but you will not be refunded the cost of the credits.

Full tuition must be received prior to beginning of the scheduled session or student will not be allowed to attend.


Participants are expected to report to all scheduled activities on time, to abide by all rules of conduct explained upon arrival at AIO, and to behave in a manner to bring credit upon AIO and themselves. This conduct includes but is not limited to:

--- treating staff and fellow students with proper respect

--- using appropriate language

--- refraining from improper relationships with other students or staff

--- not possessing tobacco, alcohol or any illegal substances

--- never leaving the property without a staff member

--- respecting the property of AIO and other students (you must replace property willfully destroyed)

--- respecting the local community members

Infractions of the above guidelines could result in immediate dismissal without refund.