Estimated Pricing Schedule for Program and Accommodations (note that this is not yet confirmed)
A draft pricing schedule for the 2023 International History Olympiad will be posted on this page in January 2023.
Please note that the policies posted below are subject to change prior to the opening of the registration period.
If International Academic Competitions is forced to cancel the Olympiad in advance of it due to reasons pertaining to Covid-19, then participation fees will be reimbursed in full, minus any transaction fees we incur (including currency conversions, credit card fees, and wire transfer fees). If we need to cancel the Olympiad during the event itself, then registration costs will be refunded on a prorated basis depending on how much of the Olympiad has taken place until then.
Aside from refunds being given if we are forced to cancel the Olympiad due to Covid-19, refunds for any reason will be provided in full, minus any transaction fees we incur (including currency conversions, credit card fees, and wire transfer fees), until May 31, 2023. From May 31 until June 30, 2023, a 50% refund will be provided. After June 30, no refunds will be provided. As IAC needs to pay unrecoverable costs based on the registration numbers in advance of the Olympiad (e.g. securing guaranteed accommodations, hiring staff and paying for their travel, securing bus arrangements, buying tickets for field trips, etc.), we regret that there are no exceptions to our refund policy no matter how extenuating the circumstances.
Please note that if a family decides to withdraw a student due to concerns about Covid-19, unless IAC itself makes the decision to cancel the Olympiad, there are no additional refunds provided beyond what is mentioned in the above paragraph.
There is some financial aid available through other measures such as being a parent volunteer at IAC events or by becoming a question writer (if you are in high school and have been competing at a high level for at least two years). IAC can also provide advice on how to fundraise (e.g. we can provide fundraising advice for you to help find donors in your community and provide quiz questions and instructions for running a quiz night as a fundraiser – you can easily raise up to $500 or more this way) and assist with press releases that can help you get noticed by people and businesses who might support you. We can also provide an official letter of qualification that you can use for a www.gofundme.com campaign to support your registration fees and travel costs. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in any of these methods.