Tuition & Financial Aid


Projects, calendar, tuition, and application for the 2015 Summer STEM Program will be posted in early January 2015.


Tuition & Fees

Application fee (non-refundable): $50

Tuition for Summer 2014: $3,000

Financial Aid

The overarching goal of this program is to increase the access of an invaluable summer experience who may not otherwise have access. We estimate that at least half of the students accepted into this program will attend at no cost. If you are interested in financial aid you must fill out our supplemental financial aid application, which will be available online in January along with the main program application. Tuition assistance will be granted to those qualifying students who submit a financial aid application. The amount of this aid is need-based and assessed based on financial documentation and family circumstance.

Payment Schedule

A non-refundable deposit of 50% of what you owe will be due two weeks after the Open House for admitted students. The remaining balance will be due a month later

Seats will be given to waitlisted students if your balance is not paid by the deadline.

If a student withdraws less than two weeks before start of program, all monies paid to date will not be refunded.



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