Program Fees

SIG Residential Program Fees

Residential/Commuter Program Fees

Fees by Campus Non-Refundable
Application Fee
Residential Commuter Extended Commuter
Amherst, Bryn Mawr, Emory, Vassar $95 $4,695 $2,695 $3,695
Columbia and Yale $95 $5,395 $3,495 $4,295
Princeton $95 $5,395 N/A $4,295
UC Berkeley, UCLA, and Chicago $95 $5,195 $3,195 $4,195
Harvard $95 N/A $3,495 N/A

Program Fee Includes

  Residential Commuter Extended Commuter
Academic Program x x x
Course Materials+ x x x
All Room and Board Charges* x N/A N/A
Recreational Hour Program x x x
Evening Entertainment x N/A x
Saturday Get-Away Trips x N/A x
World Class Coverage Insurance Plan^ ^Available for purchase ^Available for purchase ^Available for purchase

* Some campuses offer some single dorm rooms. Single rooms are available on a first come, first served basis for a fee of $250. If we are unable to accommodate your single room request and you have paid the extra $250, this amount will be refunded.
^ The World Class Coverage Insurance Protection Plan is available for purchase for an additional cost of $75. International Students are automatically enrolled with the International Student Fee.
+ Materials fees of $25 apply for some courses

Program Fees Do Not Include:

  • Non-refundable application Fee ($95 fee)
  • Optional NSGT Membership ($35 fee)
  • International Resident Fee ($150 fee)
  • Transportation to and from SIG campus (Varies)
  • Individual Laundry Expense (Varies)
  • Personal Spending Money (Varies)
  • Books† for selected courses ($10 - $30 each course)
  • Optional World Class Coverage Insurance Plan ($75 fee) **
  • Materials fees apply for some courses

† Books will be available for purchase on the day of registration for courses requiring them.
** The insurance plan is covered in the international resident student fee for international students.

Payment Schedule

Residential | Extended Commuter | Commuter

Campus
Residential Programs
Application Fee
Submit with application
2nd Payment
Upon acceptance
Final Payment
Due one month before session starts
Amherst, Bryn Mawr, Emory, Vassar $95 (non-refundable) $2,000 $2,695
UC Berkeley, UCLA, and Chicago $95 (non-refundable) $2,000 $3,195
Columbia, Princeton and Yale $95 (non-refundable) $2,000 $3,395
Harvard N/A N/A N/A
Campus
Extended Commuter Programs
Application Fee
Submit with application
2nd Payment
Upon acceptance
Final Payment
Due one month before the start of your session
Amherst, Bryn Mawr, Emory, Vassar $95 (non-refundable) $1,500 $2,195
UC Berkeley, UCLA, and Chicago $95 (non-refundable) $1,500 $2,695
Columbia, Princeton and Yale $95 (non-refundable) $1,500 $2,795
Harvard N/A N/A N/A
Campus
Commuter Programs
Application Fee
Submit with application
2nd Payment
Upon acceptance
Final Payment
Due one month before the start of your= session
Amherst, Bryn Mawr, Emory, Vassar $95 (non-refundable) $1,000 $1,695
UC Berkeley, UCLA, and Chicago $95 (non-refundable) $1,000 $2,195
Columbia and Yale $95 (non-refundable) $1,000 $2,495
Harvard $95 (non-refundable) $1,000 $2,495

Learn about the SIG Refund Policy.

SIG Day Program Fees

Day Program Fees

Program Non-Refundable
Application Fee
Program Fees
Full-Day Programs $95 $2,195
Day Program (Full Day) at Fairfield University $95 $2,295*
Day Program (AM or PM Only) $95 $1,097.50

* Lunch is not provided except at the Fairfield University and Stuart Country Day School campuses

Program Fees Do Not Include:

  • The $95 non-refundable application fee
  • The cost of transportation to and from the SIG campus
  • Lunch and Snack*
  • The cost of books for selected courses**
  • Optional $35 NSGT membership fee
  • The optional $75 World Class Coverage Insurance
  • Plan fee.†

* Lunch is not provided except at the Fairfield University campus. Parents should provide a bag lunch and daily snacks they wish their children to have. Snacks are not provided on any campus.
**Books will be available for purchase on the day of registration.
†Students may purchase insurance for a nominal $75 fee.

Payment Schedule

Day Programs

Program
Full-Day Programs
Application Fee
Submit with application
Enrollment Date
Due within 30 days of acceptance
Final Payment
Due one month before the start of your session
Full-Day Programs $95 (non-refundable) $1,000 $1,195
Day Program (Full Day) at Fairfield University $95 (non-refundable) $1,000 $1,295
Day Program (AM or PM Only) $95 (non-refundable) $500 $597.50

Learn about the SIG Refund Policy.

SIG Beyond Program Fees

SIG Beyond Program Fees

Program Fees (Including $25 Application Fee)
Online Learning Program $450

To learn about Financial Assistance for the Online Learning program, click on the Financial Assistance & Scholarships tab below.

Refund Policy

Refund Policy - Residential and Day Programs

Prior to the Start of SIG

Because SIG must hire staff and confirm space at its host institutions long before the start of the summer sessions, we are unable to make program refunds to students who cancel after June 1st. If a program is terminated or canceled, SIG will consider the circumstances and may, in its sole discretion, issue a partial refund or credit.

Under no circumstances, medical or otherwise, will SIG refund the $95 application fee due at the time the application is submitted.

Refunds are not provided once the session begins.

Refund Policy - Online Programs

Because SIG must hire faculty prior to the start of the sessions, we are unable to make program refunds to students who cancel less than 1 week prior to the start of the program. No refunds will be made after the start of the program.

Under no circumstances, medical or otherwise, will SIG refund the $25 application fee due at the time the application is submitted.

Financial Assistance & Scholarships

Need-Based Financial Assistance & Scholarships

All funds for Summer 2014 Residential and Day programs have been distributed. Financial assistance applications are no longer being accepted except for the SIG Beyond Online Learning Program.

Please note: All financial assistance and scholarship recipients will be notified of the type and amount of award by mail. Please do not call to check the status of your award.

Apply for financial assistance for the SIG Beyond Summer Online Learning Program

Download and complete the Online Program Financial Assistance form to be considered for a scholarship. Please note that a limited number of full scholarships are available; please see the form for more information.

NSGT/SIG is pleased to be able to offer financial assistance to students who wish to attend our program and ask that you please read the following information carefully before applying for financial assistance from NSGT/SIG.

Please Note: Financial Assistance applications will only be considered for students who have applied and been accepted to a SIG program for the summer of 2014.

Availability of SIG/NSGT financial assistance varies by campus and is not intended to cover the total cost of the student's attendance at SIG.

Financial assistance awards serve as the final payment on your account and are not attributed until all other fees are paid. Following the submission of your application for assistance, you must continue to adhere to the SIG payment schedule as outlined in our catalog while you are awaiting our decision.

SIG/NSGT is also pleased to work with other organizations and foundations to provide financial assistance. To apply for these funds, you will need to fill out the financial assistance application. You are automatically entered in the pool of applicants for funds being awarded this year when you complete this application and return it to the SIG office in Stamford. Scholarship award decisions are based on the financial documents provided by you with your application. All financial assistance and scholarship recipients will be notified of the type and amount of award by email.

Financial assistance is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Once funds are exhausted, assistance is no longer available. Be sure to submit your application early. SIG will begin accepting financial assistance applications for summer programs on December 1, 2013. SIG Beyond online financial assistance applications are accepted year round.

Please check back periodically for updates and information on financial assistance and scholarship opportunities.

All funds for Summer 2014 Residential and Day programs have been distributed. Financial assistance applications are no longer being accepted except for the SIG Beyond Online Learning Program.

NSGT Board of Trustees Scholarships

NSGT Board of Trustees Scholarship

The NSGT Board of Trustees Scholarship is a prestigious award given each year to NSGT students who wish to pursue their passions for learning in educational programs offered beyond the school day or year. Previous student applications included requests to attend gifted summer, online, and weekend programs.

16 Scholarships: (4) $250, (6) $500, (6) $1,000

Scholarship funds may only be used to help pay tuition for programs that employ gifted and talented educational practices through eligibility, strategies, content, and/or application of learned information. Future program participation only will be considered and must commence by August 31, 2014. NSGT will remit all scholarship money awarded directly to the program organization.

Applications must be received by March 28, 2014. Winners will be notified by April 18, 2014.

Learn more and apply for an NSGT Board of Trustees Scholarship

Returning Student Discount

Returning students earn the following savings on their SIG program fee*:

  • Returning SIG Residential Student (Deadline: May 15th): $500
  • Returning SIG Commuter Student (Deadline: May 15th): $250
  • Returning SIG Day Program Student (Deadline: May 15th): $250

* Discounts cannot be applied towards the application fee. All discounts will be applied to your final balance.