Fees and Scholarships

USESO Training Camp Program Application Fee

All exams will be $70 per student this year due to the fact that all exams will now be administered at home. The fee is $60 per nominating teacher per school. There is an additional fee of $10 per student. These are payable in advance before April 1st. This covers the cost of the test administered to students in order to qualify for the summer program. It is advisable for students from the same school taking the exam to coordinate in order to distribute the cost.

Junior Program Application Fee

There is no fee for the application.


Checks should be made payable to IESO USA Inc. and mailed to:

IESO, Elizabeth Tailer
5 Jericho Rd.
Essex, VT 05452

All checks must be received by April 1st.

Summer Program Tuitions

Students who qualify for the USESO summer program by having the highest scores on the national open exam will be invited to attend the summer training senior program. Students who apply to the junior program and are accepted will be notified by April 20th.  Unlike many other US science olympiad summer programs, the USESO program is not sponsored or run by any large corporation or foundation. Thus, to attend the camp each family will need to pay a need-based admission fee.

The tuition is $2,500 for both the USESO Training Camp and the junior program in the form of a check made payable to IESO Team USA, Inc. The tuition covers meals, lodging, and transportation at the summer camp. The student’s family is responsible for travel to and from camp.

Tuition reduction information is available upon request. Families that need financial assistance will be asked to provide a photocopy of their most recent W-2 Federal Tax form.

International Earth Science Olympiad Costs

The team member’s airfare will need to be paid by the student’s family. USESO will cover the team fees for the students selected to attend. ¬†Need-based financial assistance is available on a sliding scale for travel expenses. Please read our non-discrimination policy and mission statement.