Program Fees

Residential/Commuter Program Fees

Fees by Campus Non-Refundable
Application Fee
Residential Extended Commuter Commuter*
Bryn Mawr, Emory, Vassar and University of Miami $95 $3,995 $3,195 $2,495
University of Chicago $95 $4,295 $3,495 $2,795
UC Berkeley and UCLA $95 $4,995 $4,195 $3,495
Princeton $95 $5,495 $4,695 N/A
Yale $95 $5,495 $4,695 $3,995

Payment Schedule

* Not available at Princeton, only Extended Commuter Program (limited number) offered.

** A $50 late payment fee will be incurred if payment is not made in full 45 days in advance of the program start date. SIG accepts checks, money orders, wire transfers, Visa, MasterCard and American Express credit cards. Please be advised that returned checks and declined credit cards will incur a $25 charge per occurrence.

*** A $50 late application fee will be incurred for applications received after the deadline (April 15 for international students and May 15 for U.S. students).

Program Fees do not include $250 International Student Fee.

Program Fee Includes

 
Residential
Extended Commuter
Commuter
Academic Program
x
x
x
All Room and Board Charges*
x
Recreational Hour Program
x
x
x
Evening Activities
x
x
Saturday Getaway Trip and Saturday Activity Day
x
x
Sunday Activity Day
x

World Class Coverage Insurance is available for purchase for all programs for an additional cost of $75 for domestic students. International Students are automatically enrolled through the International Student Fee.

* Some campuses offer some single dorm rooms. Single rooms are available on a first come, first served basis for a fee of $250. Single room requests cannot be guaranteed. If we are unable to accommodate your single room request, your $250 payment will be refunded.

Program Fees Do Not Include:

  • Non-refundable application fee ($95 fee)
  • Academic materials fee ($25 per student)
  • Optional NSGT membership ($35 fee)
  • International resident fee ($250 fee)
  • Transportation to and from SIG campus (varies); visit GiftedStudy.org for more details
  • Individual laundry expense (varies)
  • Personal spending money (varies)
  • Books* for selected courses ($10 - $30 each course)
  • Optional World Class Coverage Insurance Plan ($75 fee)
  • Campus Switch Fee for students who switch campuses after being accepted ($25 fee)

* Books will be available for purchase on the day of registration for courses requiring them.

Program Fee Reductions

Earn a savings on your 2015 SIG program fee* if you meet any of the following criteria:

Criteria for Reduction Amount of Reduction
Early Bird Savings!
Register by January 1, 2016
-$25
Returning SIG Residential Student** - $250
Returning SIG Commuter Student** - $125
Each Enrolled Sibling - $100
Attend a second SIG session -$250

* Reductions cannot be applied towards the application fee. All reductions will be applied to your final balance.
** Returning student reductions only available until April 1, 2016.

Learn about the SIG Refund Policy.

Day Program Fees

Program Non-Refundable
Application Fee
Program Fees
Day Programs (Full Day)
BU Academy, Echo Horizon, Temple Etz Chaim, Fairfield, The Hudson School, Overlake, Rippowam, Sarah Lawrence, Stuart, Woods, and Oak Hill
$95 $2,295
Day Programs (Full Day)
Bryn Mawr, Emory, Miami
$95 $1,995
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
BU Academy, Echo Horizon, Temple Etz Chaim, Fairfield, The Hudson School, Overlake, Rippowam, Sarah Lawrence, Stuart, Woods, and Oak Hill
$95 $1,098
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
Bryn Mawr, Emory, Miami
$95 $999
Program Non-Refundable
Application Fee
Program Fees
Day Programs (Full Day)
BU Academy
$95 $2,295
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
BU Academy
$95 $1,098
Program Non-Refundable
Application Fee
Program Fees
Day Programs (Full Day)
Echo Horizon School
$95 $2,295
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
Echo Horizon School
$95 $1,098
Program Non-Refundable
Application Fee
Program Fees
Day Programs (Full Day)
Fairfield University
$95 $2,295
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
Fairfield University
$95 $1,098
Program Non-Refundable
Application Fee
Program Fees
Day Programs (Full Day)
Fairfield University
$95 $2,295
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
Fairfield University
$95 $1,098
Program Non-Refundable
Application Fee
Program Fees
Day Programs (Full Day)
The Hudson School
$95 $2,295
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
The Hudson School
$95 $1,098
Program Non-Refundable
Application Fee
Program Fees
Day Programs (Full Day)
Oak Hill Academy
$95 $2,295
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
Oak Hill Academy
$95 $1,098
Program Non-Refundable
Application Fee
Program Fees
Day Programs (Full Day)
The Overlake School
$95 $2,295
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
The Overlake School
$95 $1,098
Program Non-Refundable
Application Fee
Program Fees
Day Programs (Full Day)
Rippowam Cisqua School
$95 $2,295
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
Rippowam Cisqua School
$95 $1,098
Program Non-Refundable
Application Fee
Program Fees
Day Programs (Full Day)
Sarah Lawrence College
$95 $2,295
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
Sarah Lawrence College
$95 $1,098
Program Non-Refundable
Application Fee
Program Fees
Day Programs (Full Day)
Stuart Country Day School
$95 $2,295
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
Stuart Country Day School
$95 $1,098
Program Non-Refundable
Application Fee
Program Fees
Day Programs (Full Day)
Temple Etz Chaim
$95 $2,295
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
Temple Etz Chaim
$95 $1,098
Program Non-Refundable
Application Fee
Program Fees
Day Programs (Full Day)
The Woods Academy
$95 $2,295
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
The Woods Academy
$95 $1,098
Program Non-Refundable
Application Fee
Program Fees
Day Programs (Full Day)
Bryn Mawr College
$95 $1,995
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
Bryn Mawr College
$95 $999
Program Non-Refundable
Application Fee
Program Fees
Day Programs (Full Day)
Emory University
$95 $1,995
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
Emory University
$95 $999
Program Non-Refundable
Application Fee
Program Fees
Day Programs (Full Day)
University of Miami
$95 $1,995
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
University of Miami
$95 $999

Payment Schedule

Program
Application Fee
Submit with application
First Payment
Due within 2 weeks of acceptance notification
Final Payment
Due 45 days in advance of program start date
Day Program (Full Day)
BU Academy, Echo Horizon, Temple Etz Chaim, Fairfield, The Hudson School, Overlake, Rippowam, Sarah Lawrence, Stuart, Woods, and Oak Hill
$95 (non-refundable) $1,000 $1,295
Day Program (Full Day)
Bryn Mawr, Emory, Miami
$95 (non-refundable) $900 $1,095
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
BU Academy, Echo Horizon, Temple Etz Chaim, Fairfield, The Hudson School, Overlake, Rippowam, Sarah Lawrence, Stuart, Woods, and Oak Hill
$95 (non-refundable) $500 $598
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
Bryn Mawr, Emory, Miami
$95 (non-refundable) $500 $499
Program
Application Fee
Submit with application
First Payment
Due within 2 weeks of acceptance notification
Final Payment
Due 45 days in advance of program start date
Day Program (Full Day)
BU Academy
$95 (non-refundable) $1,000 $1,295
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
BU Academy
$95 (non-refundable) $500 $598
Program
Application Fee
Submit with application
First Payment
Due within 2 weeks of acceptance notification
Final Payment
Due 45 days in advance of program start date
Day Program (Full Day)
Echo Horizon School
$95 (non-refundable) $1,000 $1,295
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
Echo Horizon School
$95 (non-refundable) $500 $598
Program
Application Fee
Submit with application
First Payment
Due within 2 weeks of acceptance notification
Final Payment
Due 45 days in advance of program start date
Day Program (Full Day)
Fairfield University
$95 (non-refundable) $1,000 $1,295
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
Fairfield University
$95 (non-refundable) $500 $598
Program
Application Fee
Submit with application
First Payment
Due within 2 weeks of acceptance notification
Final Payment
Due 45 days in advance of program start date
Day Program (Full Day)
Fountainhead Montessori School
$95 (non-refundable) $1,000 $1,295
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
Fountainhead Montessori School
$95 (non-refundable) $500 $598
Program
Application Fee
Submit with application
First Payment
Due within 2 weeks of acceptance notification
Final Payment
Due 45 days in advance of program start date
Day Program (Full Day)
The Hudson School
$95 (non-refundable) $1,000 $1,295
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
The Hudson School
$95 (non-refundable) $500 $598
Program
Application Fee
Submit with application
First Payment
Due within 2 weeks of acceptance notification
Final Payment
Due 45 days in advance of program start date
Day Program (Full Day)
Oak Hill Academy
$95 (non-refundable) $1,000 $1,295
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
Oak Hill Academy
$95 (non-refundable) $500 $598
Program
Application Fee
Submit with application
First Payment
Due within 2 weeks of acceptance notification
Final Payment
Due 45 days in advance of program start date
Day Program (Full Day)
The Overlake School
$95 (non-refundable) $1,000 $1,295
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
The Overlake School
$95 (non-refundable) $500 $598
Program
Application Fee
Submit with application
First Payment
Due within 2 weeks of acceptance notification
Final Payment
Due 45 days in advance of program start date
Day Program (Full Day)
Rippowam Cisqua School
$95 (non-refundable) $1,000 $1,295
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
Rippowam Cisqua School
$95 (non-refundable) $500 $598
Program
Application Fee
Submit with application
First Payment
Due within 2 weeks of acceptance notification
Final Payment
Due 45 days in advance of program start date
Day Program (Full Day)
Sarah Lawrence College
$95 (non-refundable) $1,000 $1,295
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
Sarah Lawrence College
$95 (non-refundable) $500 $598
Program
Application Fee
Submit with application
First Payment
Due within 2 weeks of acceptance notification
Final Payment
Due 45 days in advance of program start date
Day Program (Full Day)
Stuart Country Day School
$95 (non-refundable) $1,000 $1,295
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
Stuart Country Day School
$95 (non-refundable) $500 $598
Program
Application Fee
Submit with application
First Payment
Due within 2 weeks of acceptance notification
Final Payment
Due 45 days in advance of program start date
Day Program (Full Day)
Temple Etz Chaim
$95 (non-refundable) $1,000 $1,295
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
Temple Etz Chaim
$95 (non-refundable) $500 $598
Program
Application Fee
Submit with application
First Payment
Due within 2 weeks of acceptance notification
Final Payment
Due 45 days in advance of program start date
Day Program (Full Day)
The Woods Academy
$95 (non-refundable) $1,000 $1,295
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
The Woods Academy
$95 (non-refundable) $500 $598
Program
Application Fee
Submit with application
First Payment
Due within 2 weeks of acceptance notification
Final Payment
Due 45 days in advance of program start date
Day Program (Full Day)
Bryn Mawr College
$95 (non-refundable) $900 $1,095
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
Bryn Mawr College
$95 (non-refundable) $500 $499
Program
Application Fee
Submit with application
First Payment
Due within 2 weeks of acceptance notification
Final Payment
Due 45 days in advance of program start date
Day Program (Full Day)
Emory University
$95 (non-refundable) $900 $1,095
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
Emory University
$95 (non-refundable) $500 $499
Program
Application Fee
Submit with application
First Payment
Due within 2 weeks of acceptance notification
Final Payment
Due 45 days in advance of program start date
Day Program (Full Day)
University of Miami
$95 (non-refundable) $900 $1,095
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
University of Miami
$95 (non-refundable) $500 $499

* A $50 late payment fee will be incurred if payment is not made in full 45 days in advance of the program start date.
A $50 late application fee will be incurred for applications received after the deadline (April 15 for international students and May 15 for U.S. students)

Program Fees Do Not Include:

  • Required fee of $95 (non-refundable application fee)
  • Fee for Academic Materials and Books ($25 per student)
  • Campus Switch Fee for students who switch campuses after being accepted ($25 fee)

Optional fees:

  • Optional $35 NSGT membership fee
  • $75 World Class Coverage Insurance plan fee

Not included in program fees:

  • The cost of transportations to and from the SIG campus
  • Snacks for students

SIG Online 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 - 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 with 15 days of the program start date. Please see refund information listed below:

Prior to 45 days of program start: 100% refund
31-44 days prior to program start: 75% refund
15-30 days prior to programs start: 50% refund
Within 15 days prior to programs start: no refund

If a program is canceled by SIG before the session begins, SIG will issue a refund of program fees paid. If a program is terminated during the session, 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 sessions begins.

Medical Withdrawal

The SIG World Class Coverage Insurance Protection Plan provides some tuition relief in the event of a medical withdrawal both prior to and during the SIG program. It also provides medical coverage in such an event. Learn more about the SIG insurance plan.

Need-Based Financial Assistance & Scholarships

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

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. You must continue to adhere to the SIG payment schedule while you are awaiting our decision.

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. To qualify for assistance, you must send a completed SIG program application and include the non-refundable $95 SIG application fee.

Download the Financial Assistance Application Form

Please check our website periodically for updates and information on financial assistance, scholarship opportunities and fundraising ideas.

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