After your submit your application you will be transferred to the deposits page to make your deposit to secure the weeks you requested.



Enrollment for 2020 is still OPEN !!!

 We are not closing due to COVID-19

Students are not limited in the number of weeks they would like to attend and weeks do not have to be consecutive.


Late Enrollment Period -

Weekly rate is $849 when full payment is received after January 1,2020

All payments for the summer program are due in full no later than 15 days after receipt of your application and deposit.

All tuition for the early enrollment period becomes non-refundable on December 31, 2019 or when full payment is made. 

All tuition for the late enrollment period becomes non-refundable effective March 31, 2020 or when full payment is made. 

Weekly rate includes: all academic lectures, research sessions on the boats (water, lunch and snacks provided), one CMERA T-Shirt (Chief Scientist shirt for all four to eight week participants and Research Scientist for all 1-3 week participants), captains fees, fuel, and transportation to and from the Tampa (TPA) or St. Pete-Clearwater (PIE) airport, local bus or train station to the housing. Transportation from the housing to the classrooms and marina. Transportation to local grocery stores for food and other items. 


Attend Four Weeks : Receive $350 off your fourth week of tuition AND students participating in four weeks of the summer program will be considered "Chief Scientists" on our research project and will be acknowledged by name on any published papers. 

Attend Six Weeks: Receive $500 off your sixth week of tuition and "Chief Scientist" designation.

Attend Eight Weeks: The eighth week is FREE and "Chief Scientist" designation.  

Deposits of $149 per week will be accepted to secure your spot in the class and on the boats and must be sent in along with your application to reserve your space in the weeks requested. The remainder of the balance must be paid within 15 days for late enrollment or the deposit amount will be forfeited. The deposit can only be returned to you if you are not accepted into the program, the weeks you apply for are full, or if we cancel the weeks you apply for.  

PayPal Credit 
PayPal credit is a credit program offered via PayPal.  If you choose the PayPal Credit option and you are approved you will be able to make payments over a 6 month period at 0% interest. Go to for more information. If you choose this option, let us know and we can send you an invoice for the deposit amount and all fees so you can stretch the entire amount due out over the six months.


Lodging is available for only $185 per week (double occupancy) during the summer program. Students will check into housing Sunday at the beginning of their program and will check out Saturday at the end of their program. Additional nights, if available, will be $30 per night (i.e. the Saturday night before their program begins or the Saturday night after their program ends). Private rooms are available for $370 per week (shared bathroom) and of course participants are able to make their own lodging arrangements and stay with friends or family during the program; however, if you are not in group housing you are responsible for transportation to and from the group housing location for transportation to and from the boats and classrooms. Please contact us for Spring Break housing availability at

Housing payments for the summer are due no later than 15 days after acceptance into the program.


Transportation to the Tampa area is NOT included in the tuition fee.

Transportation to and from the airport, bus terminal, or other transit hub, to the student housing is included. Transportation to the boats, classrooms, shopping areas, group meals and other group activities are included with the housing. Students not utilizing our housing will be required to have their own transportation to the boats and classroom.

VIP Airport Assistance- If you would like assistance at the airport having a staff member accompany you to the airline counter for your boarding pass, help with your luggage and to accompany you to security this may be arranged for a service charge of $50. Please email us at least 30 days prior to arrival at our program that you would like VIP Airport assistance.


All information needs to be completed. A deposit must be submitted with the application.

Applications received without either a deposit or payment in full will not be processed. Deposits may be made using PayPal at the bottom of the page.  An invoice for the balance of your fees will be sent to you via PayPal. Contact us by email if you need to pay with a check or money order.  We can also accept credit card payments over the phone.

Other questions please call 843-246-0750 or email us at

After the application has been received and it is determined if spots are still available the student will be contacted via e-mail regarding further information such as what to bring, regulations, flight and hotel recommendations.

Transportation to the Tampa/Clearwater area, meals, and lodging are NOT INCLUDED in the weekly rate.