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Innovators Program Fees

Fees by Campus Non-Refundable
Application Fee
Residential Option Day + Evenings & Saturdays Option Day Option
Bryn Mawr, Emory,  Miami $100 $4,795 $3,695 $2,995
UC Berkeley $100 $5,595 $4,495 $3,795
UCLA $100 $5,995 $4,495 $3,795
Princeton  $100 $6,125 $5,095 NA
Yale $100 $6,125 $5,095 $4,395

Payment Schedule

* Not available at Princeton, only Day + Evenings & Saturdays Program Option (limited number) offered.

***Payment Schedule
For Innovator Programs:
• A deposit of $750 is due within one month of acceptance
• Final payment is due by June 1, 2020, or 30 days before the start of your SIG program (whichever is later)
• A late fee of $25 will incur for a missed deposit after one month
• A late fee of $50 will incur for a missed final payment after June 1, 2020, or 30 days before the start of your SIG program (whichever is later)
• For applications received after June 1st or 30 days before the start of your SIG program (whichever is later), full payment is due upon acceptance
• The application fee is due upon submission of the application and is non-refundable
• Returned checks and declined e-check and credit card payments will incur a $25 charge per occurrence

SIG accepts e-checks, checks, money orders, wire transfers, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. Please note that our preferred method of payment is e-check. Returned checks and declined credit cards will incur a $25 charge per occurrence.


Program Fees Do Not Include:

  • Non-refundable application fee
  • Academic materials fee* ($150 per student) *Fees cover most student kits, art supplies, lab materials, technology needs, materials for student products, and course-related supplies for student learning and engagement (additional course fees required for J30 New! Sphero Robotics for ages 11-12 and M51 New! Navigating AI Robotics for ages 13-14).
  • Course materials fees (varies; noted in course descriptions)
  • Technology class fees (varies)
  • International student Residential option fee for Innovators Program ($350 fee)
  • International student Day + Evenings & Saturdays, and Day option fee for Innovators Program ($200)
  • Transportation to and from SIG campus (varies); learn more
  • Individual laundry expense (varies) for Residential students
  • Personal spending money (varies) for Residential students attending Innovators Program
  • Innovators Program Books* for selected courses ($10-$30 each course requiring a book). Books for Investigators Programs ages 5-12 are included in tuition.
  • Optional World Class Coverage Insurance Plan ($100 fee, U.S. Students only)

Program Fee Includes

Day + Evenings & Saturdays Option
Day Option
Academic Program
All Room and Board Charges*
Recreational Hour Program
Evening Activities
Saturday Activity Days
Sunday Activity Day
Academic Performance Program
Closing Ceremory

World Class Coverage Insurance is available for purchase for all programs for an additional cost of $100 for U.S. students. International Students are automatically enrolled in coverage 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 at all applicable campuses, other than Berkeley and UCLA where the fee is $550. Single room requests cannot be guaranteed. If we are unable to accommodate your single room request, your payment will be refunded. 


Program Fee Reductions

Earn a savings on your 2020 SIG program fee* if you meet any of the following criteria:

Criteria for Reduction Amount of Reduction
Returning SIG Innovators Student: Residential Program Option ** - $250
Returning SIG Innovators Student: Day + Evenings & Saturdays, and Day Program Options** - $125
Returning SIG Investigators Full Day Program student - $125
Returning SIG Investigators Half Day Program student - $75
Each Enrolled Sibling Full Day - $100
Each Enrolled Sibling Half Day - $50
Attend a second SIG 2020 session - $250
Attend a second SIG 2020 session Half Day -$125

Please note, reductions cannot be applied towards the application fee. All reductions will be applied to your final balance.
** Returning student reductions only available until May 1, 2020.

Learn about the SIG Refund Policy.

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