Program Fees

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

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

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.

Investigators Program Fees

Program Non-Refundable Application Fee Program Fees
Investigators Programs (Full Day)
Boston University Academy, Bryn Mawr College,
Echo Horizon School, Emory University,
Fairfield University, Iona College, Montclair State University,
Nysmith School for the Gifted, Seattle Country Day,
Stuart Country Day, University of Miami,
The Woods Academy
$100 $2,395
Investigators Programs (AM or PM Only)
Boston University Academy, Bryn Mawr College,
Echo Horizon School, Emory University,
Fairfield University, Iona College, Montclair State University,
Nysmith School for the Gifted, Seattle Country Day,
Stuart Country Day, University of Miami,
The Woods Academy
$100 $1,445
Program Non-Refundable
Application Fee
Program Fees
Investigators Programs (Full Day)
Boston University Academy
$100 $2,395
Investigators Programs (AM or PM Only)
Boston University Academy
$100 $1,445
Program Non-Refundable
Application Fee
Program Fees
Investigators Programs (Full Day)
Bryn Mawr College
$100 $2,395
Investigators Programs (AM or PM Only)
Bryn Mawr College
$100 $1,445
Program Non-Refundable
Application Fee
Program Fees
Investigators Programs (Full Day)
Echo Horizon School
$100 $2,395
Investigators Programs (AM or PM Only)
Echo Horizon School
$100 $1,445
Program Non-Refundable
Application Fee
Program Fees
Investigators Programs (Full Day)
Emory University
$100 $2,395
Investigators Programs (AM or PM Only)
Emory University
$100 $1,445
Program Non-Refundable
Application Fee
Program Fees
Investigators Programs (Full Day)
Fairfield University
$100 $2,395
Investigators Programss (AM or PM Only)
Fairfield University
$100 $1,445
Program Non-Refundable
Application Fee
Program Fees
Investigators Programs (Full Day)
Montclair State University
$100 $2,395
Investigators Programs (AM or PM Only)
Montclair State University
$100 $1,445
Program Non-Refundable
Application Fee
Program Fees
Investigators Programs(Full Day)
Nysmith School for the Gifted
$100 $2,395
Investigators Programs (AM or PM Only)
Nysmith School for the Gifted
$100 $1,445
Program Non-Refundable
Application Fee
Program Fees
Investigators Programs (Full Day)
Seattle Country Day School
$100 $2,395
Investigators Programs(AM or PM Only)
Seattle Country Day School
$100 $1,445
Program Non-Refundable
Application Fee
Program Fees
Investigators Programs(Full Day)
Iona College
$100 $2,395
Investigators Programs (AM or PM Only)
Iona College
$100 $1,445
Program Non-Refundable
Application Fee
Program Fees
Investigators Programs(Full Day)
Stuart Country Day School
$100 $2,395
Investigators Programs(AM or PM Only)
Stuart Country Day School
$100 $1,445
Program Non-Refundable
Application Fee
Program Fees
Investigators Programs(Full Day)
The Woods Academy
$100 $2,395
Investigators Programs (AM or PM Only)
The Woods Academy
$100 $1,445
Program Non-Refundable
Application Fee
Program Fees
Investigators Programs(Full Day)
University of Miami
$100 $2,395
Investigators Programs (AM or PM Only)
University of Miami
$100 $1,445

Payment Schedule

Program
Application Fee
Submit with application
Deposit
due within one month of acceptance
Final Payment
due by June 1, 2020, or 30 days before the start of your SIG program (whichever is later)
Investigators Programs (Full Day)
Boston University Academy, Bryn Mawr College,
Echo Horizon School, Emory University,
Fairfield University, Iona College, Montclair State University,
Nysmith School for the Gifted, Seattle Country Day,
Stuart Country Day, University of Miami,
The Woods Academy
$100 $500 Balance of Fees
Investigators Programs (AM or PM Only)
Boston University Academy, Bryn Mawr College,
Echo Horizon School, Emory University,
Fairfield University, Iona College, Montclair State University,
Nysmith School for the Gifted, Seattle Country Day,
Stuart Country Day, University of Miami,
The Woods Academy
$100 $500 Balance of Fees
Program
Application Fee
Submit with application
First Payment
Final Payment
Investigators Programs (Full Day)
Boston University Academy
$100 $500 Balance of Fees
Investigators Programs(AM or PM Only)
Boston UniversityAcademy
$100 $500 Balance of Fees
Program
Application Fee
Submit with application
First Payment
Final Payment
Investigators Programs (Full Day)
Bryn Mawr College
$100 $500 Balance of Fees
Investigators Programs (AM or PM Only)
Bryn Mawr College
$100 $500 Balance of Fees
Program
Application Fee
Submit with application
First Payment
Final Payment
Investigators Programs (Full Day)
Echo Horizon School
$100 $500 Balance of Fees
Investigators Programs (AM or PM Only)
Echo Horizon School
$100 $500 Balance of Fees
Program
Application Fee
Submit with application
First Payment
Final Payment
Investigators Programs (Full Day)
The Foote School
$100 $500 Balance of Fees
Investigators Programs (AM or PM Only)
The Foote School
$100 $500 Balance of Fees
Program
Application Fee
Submit with application
First Payment
Final Payment
Investigators Programs (Full Day)
California Lutheran University
$100 $500 Balance of Fees
Investigators Programs (AM or PM Only)
California Lutheran University
$100 $500 Balance of Fees
Program
Application Fee
Submit with application
First Payment
Final Payment
Investigators Programs (Full Day)
Explorations Preparatory
$100 $500 Balance of Fees
Investigators Programs(AM or PM Only)
Explorations Preparatory
$100 $500 Balance of Fees
Program
Application Fee
Submit with application
First Payment
Final Payment
Investigators Programs (Full Day)
Fairfield University
$100 $500 Balance of Fees
Investigators Programs (AM or PM Only)
Fairfield University
$100 $500 Balance of Fees
Program
Application Fee
Submit with application
First Payment
Final Payment
Investigators Programs (Full Day)
Pine View School
$100 $500 Balance of Fees
Investigators Programs(AM or PM Only)
Pine View School
$100 $500 Balance of Fees
Program
Application Fee
Submit with application
First Payment
Final Payment
Investigators Programs (Full Day)
The Wesley School
$100 $500 Balance of Fees
Investigators Programs (AM or PM Only)
The Wesley School
$100 $500 Balance of Fees
Program
Application Fee
Submit with application
First Payment
Final Payment
Investigators Programs (Full Day)
Seattle Country Day School
$100 $500 Balance of Fees
Investigators Programs (AM or PM Only)
Seattle Country Day School
$100 $500 Balance of Fees
Program
Application Fee
Submit with application
First Payment
Final Payment
Investigators Programs (Full Day)
Montclair State University
$100 $500 Balance of Fees
Investigators Programs (AM or PM Only)
Montclair State University
$100 $500 Balance of Fees
Program
Application Fee
Submit with application
First Payment
Final Payment
Investigators Programs (Full Day)
Nysmith School for the Gifted
$100 $500 Balance of Fees
Investigators Programs (AM or PM Only)
Nysmith School for the Gifted
$100 $500 Balance of Fees
Program
Application Fee
Submit with application
First Payment
Final Payment
Investigators Programs (Full Day)
Iona College
$100 $500 Balance of Fees
Investigators Programs (AM or PM Only)
Iona College
$100 $500 Balance of Fees
Program
Application Fee
Submit with application
First Payment
Final Payment
Investigators Programs (Full Day)
Stuart Country Day School
$100 $500 Balance of Fees
Investigators Programs (AM or PM Only)
Stuart Country Day School
$100 $500 Balance of Fees
Program
Application Fee
Submit with application
First Payment
Final Payment
Investigators Programs (Full Day)
The Woods Academy
$100 $500 Balance of Fees
Investigators Programss (AM or PM Only)
The Woods Academy
$100 $500 Balance of Fees
Program
Application Fee
Submit with application
First Payment
Final Payment
Investigators Programs (Full Day)
Emory University
$100 $500 Balance of Fees
Investigators Programs (AM or PM Only)
Emory University
$100 $500 Balance of Fees
Program
Application Fee
Submit with application
First Payment
Final Payment
Investigators Programs (Full Day)
University of Miami
$50 (non-refundable) $500 Balance of Fees
Investigators Programs (AM or PM Only)
University of Miami
$100 $500 Balance of Fees

For Investigators Programs:

  • A deposit of $500 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)

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* ($125 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 fee required for J30 New! Sphero Robotics for ages 9-10). 
  • Course materials fees (noted in course descriptions)
  • World Class Coverage insurance plan ($100, optional)
  • Technology class fees (varies)
  • Snacks

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.

SIG Online Program Fees

Program Tuition per course
(Not including $25 Application Fee)
Online Learning Program - Spring session $425*
Online Learning Program - Summer session $500*

*Fee does not include cost for books or course supplies, if applicable.

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

Refund Policy - Innovators and Investigators Programs

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. Please see refund information listed below:

  • Under no circumstances, medical or otherwise, will SIG refund the application fee due with the application.
  • Before June 1st: All fees paid are refundable (minus the application fee).
  • After June 1, 2020: No refunds will be given.

If SIG cancels a program 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. Credits or refunds will not be issued for family emergencies, student dismissals, or voluntary early departures.

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.

 

Refund Policy - Online Programs

Refund Requests During the Session: SIG Online Intensive (3 Week Courses)

Because SIG must hire staff based on the number of students enrolled in the online program, we are unable to make program refunds to students who cancel within 7 days of the program start date. Please see refund information listed below:

Prior to 30 days of program start: 100% refund
15-29 days prior to program start: 50% refund
7-14 days prior to program start: 25% refund
Within 7 days prior to program start: no refund

If a course is canceled by SIG before the course begins, SIG will issue a refund of all program fees paid. If a course 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 application fee due at the time the application is submitted for courses in session. Refunds are not provided once the course begins.

If parents are interested in a refund during the session for other concerns, please refer to the Program Director.

 

Refund Requests During the Session: SIG Online Learning (6 Week Courses)

Because SIG must hire staff based on the number of students enrolled in the online program, we are unable to make program refunds to students who cancel within 5 days of the program start date. Please see refund information listed below:

Prior to 15 days of program start: 100% refund
10-15 days prior to program start: 50% refund
6-9 days prior to program start: 25% refund
Within 5 days prior to program start: no refund

If a course is canceled by SIG before the course begins, SIG will issue a refund of all program fees paid. If a course 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 application fee due at the time the application is submitted for courses in session. Refunds are not provided once the course begins.

If parents are interested in a refund during the session for other concerns, please refer to the Program Director.

Need-Based Financial Assistance

SIG, 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.

Availability of SIG 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 awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

To qualify for assistance, you must send a completed SIG program application and include the non-refundable SIG application fee. Applicants need to be accepted into the program before financial assistance applications are reviewed.

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

 

We are no longer accepting financial assistance applications for 2020 Innovators/Investigators Programs.

Financial Assistance is available for SIG Online Learning Programs. Please download the application below and email it to financialassistance@giftedstudy.org.

2020 SIG Online Learning Financial Assistance Application

Inquiries about financial assistance should be addressed to financialassistance@giftedstudy.org.

SIG Financial Assistance is only for domestic students.

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  • Travel arrangements can be made in the student portal under “My Travel Plan.”
  • If you will not be using our transportation service, you will need to enter your departure plans in the travel plan section.
  • If you’ve signed up for SIG transportation arrival and departure service, your child’s greeter name and contact information will be emailed to you approximately one week prior to each travel date.

Please note that transportation fees are not included in the program fees.

  • If your child requires transport only (to and from designated local airports), the price is $150 each way.
  • If your child requires transport (to and from designated local airports) AND unaccompanied minor service, the price is $300 each way.

Campus Transportation and Greeter Services

Campus specific shuttle times can be found here.

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