The Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) is a non-political, non-profit organization hosting sought-after seminars across the U.S. since 1956. Named by Forbes as a top educational program, parents and teachers have trusted FEE for decades to provide high school and college students with a safe, eye-opening learning experience.
Are minimum wage laws doing more harm than good? Why is the cost of education so high? Is school choice the best choice? If you're tired of just being taught what to think, join us at a FEE Seminar and learn how to think.
At FEE seminars, you can explore different perspectives on world issues, learn new ways of thinking about economic ideas, and gain an entrepreneurial skill set you can actually leverage in the real world.
The most common response from alumni is, “Why haven’t I heard about these ideas before?”
To change the world you have to understand it. Embrace the economic way of thinking and define success on your terms at FEE seminars.
The $79-$145 cost covers tuition, housing, and meals (varies per seminar). Travel, tuition, and hotel reimbursement scholarships are typically available and awarded on a rolling basis (varies per seminar).
High School-Aged Seminars
I've learned so much this weekend and I just wish I had this kind of high-quality, engaging exposure to economics earlier in my education! ~ Samantha Jackson
The programs are designed to focus on fundamentals. We will talk about big ideas, and our goal is for you to leave with more confidence and prepared to take on the world. These programs should be a starting place on your journey to better understand the world and make more informed decisions.
Students are accepted on a rolling basis; however, we receive many applications, so it may take a few weeks for us to get back to you. You will hear back by the middle of April at the latest.
Yes. International students are welcome to apply and attend. Please note that you are responsible for your own travel and for completing any necessary paperwork required by your country for a visa.
Tuition reimbursement scholarships are available on the seminar application and are awarded at on a rolling basis. Qualifying applicants will be reimbursed the full tuition fee after attending the seminar. A deposit of the tuition fee in full is required to attend.
You are responsible for your travel to and from the seminar and any incidental spending during the seminar.
Through a partnership with the Staley Foundation, we are able to offer a limited number of travel reimbursement scholarships as well (also paid at the conclusion of your seminar). Qualifying applicants will be reimbursed for up to $500 in travel expenses after attending the seminar and submitting valid receipts. Qualifying expenses include airline tickets, bus or train tickets, or mileage reimbursement of 53.5 cents per mile if driving a personal vehicle.
It depends on your college or university. Check with your Dean’s office to find out if your college or university offers an independent study option. If so, you may be able to design an independent study that includes your attendance at a FEE Seminar. All seminar participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the seminar stating the number of lecture hours that you received.
FEE seminar alumni include the late Congressman and Vice Presidential candidate Jack Kemp, Koch Industries chairman Charles Koch, Acton Institute founder Fr. Robert Sirico, The Fund for American Studies president Roger Ream (who also served as director of seminars and is our current chairman), Cancer Treatment Centers of America founder Dick Stephenson, Atlas Economic Research Foundation president Alex Chafuen, former Heritage Foundation president Edwin Feulner, and countless others of note. To learn more about our alumni, visit our alumni spotlight page.