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Tuition and Other Costs


Includes tuition, an air conditioned room, meals, JBA t-shirt and other materials.
Each session . . . . . . . . .  $1,950 (some classes have additional fees for supplies or field trips-see below)

Other Fees

Additional supplies or field trips:

Computers in Art & Design $  65.00
An “Animated” Course $  65.00
Why We Fought:  American Wars from World War I to Iraq $150.00
Preparatory College Algebra $  65.00






Lab fees:

Introduction to Chemistry
(Items broken during class will be the responsibility of the student to pay the replacement costs.)

Cost not included in Tuition

Books, course packs and supplies are not included in the tuition. Books average about $65.00 per class and are sold on check-in day. In some cases there may also be course packs prepared by the instructor or supplies needed for class and labs. If items are needed, you will be notified by your instructor about 2-3 weeks prior to arrival of these additional supplies.  Course packs will be handed out on the first day of class and the fee collected by the preceptor at that time.  Most course pack fees range from $10.00-$30.00.

Medical Services are not included in the tuition and are the responsibility of the parent or guardian signing the Medical Form. Students are required to pay any co-pay for medical services or prescriptions at the time of service.

Any other expenses that are not covered by the tuition, room and meals are the responsibility of the parent or guardian signing the application such as money for laundry, snacks, swimming, housing group activities and staff appreciation day activities. While spending varies from student to student each year, most students spend $120-$150.

Students are taken to Wal-Mart twice while at the Academy so that they may purchase any miscellaneous items they may need or might have forgotten to bring. The Joseph Baldwin Academy also provides a “Hall Store” available in the residence hall where students may purchase soda, bottled water, juice, candy, pop corn, snack cakes, granola bars, chips, mini pizzas and Joseph Baldwin Academy memorabilia such as Memory Books, DVD’s, group posters, t-shirts, lanyards, sunglasses, sports watches and water bottles. The sale of these items help fund the scholarships for students in the future.

Students are encouraged to discuss budgeting of money with their parents before coming to the Academy.

Shuttle Service

NOTE: Due to average lower air fare and decreased interest in the St. Louis Airport, we will only provide transportation from the Kansas City Airport (MCI) on the Saturday beginning and ending each session. A $75.00 round-trip ($35.00 one-way) shuttle fee will be charged for transportation to and from the airport at Kansas City. Because of the long commute between the airport and Kirksville, all flights must arrive and depart between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Transportation will not be provided for flights arriving or departing at other times.

Student Shuttle service (Kansas City only)
One way . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . $35.00
Round trip  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $75.00
From Kirksville  Airport . . . . . . . . .. . . . .      N/A

Students who live near the Kansas City area are also welcome to use the shuttle service at the same cost listed above.  Someone from JBA will notify you of a time to meet us at the airport to get on the shuttle the week prior to your arrival. Just indicate “shuttle only” on your travel card.

There are limited flights between St. Louis and Kirksville Regional Airport via Cape Air.  If you elect to come directly to Kirksville by plane, be advised that a connection must be made in St. Louis.  While we are great fans of the Cape Air service, and patrons may wish to consider it, parents will want to discuss logistics with their children if they are inexperienced fliers.  Cape Air charges $52 each way, over and above the cost of your flight to St. Louis, to reach Kirksville. In order to meet the program schedule, JBA students must arrive on the 11:15 AM Cape Air Flight (10:15 St. Louis Departure) on arrival day and depart on the 7:00 AM flight on departure day.  Unfortunately, there are only eight seats on this plane.