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 $50 – Early Bird Discount (Must apply by 12/31/19) $4,795 $3,695 $2,995
UC Berkeley $100 $50 – Early Bird Discount (Must apply by 12/31/19) $5,595 $4,495 $3,795
UCLA $100 $50 – Early Bird Discount (Must apply by 12/31/19) $5,995 $4,495 $3,795
Princeton  $100 $50 – Early Bird Discount (Must apply by 12/31/19) $6,125 $5,095 NA
Yale $100 $50 – Early Bird Discount (Must apply by 12/31/19) $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 two weeks of acceptance
• Final payment is due by June 1, 2020
• A late fee of $25 will incur for a missed deposit after two weeks
• A late fee of $50 will incur for a missed final payment after June 1, 2020
• For applications received after June 1st, 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 $50 – Early Bird Discount (Must apply by 12/31/19) $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 $50 – Early Bird Discount (Must apply by 12/31/19) $1,445
Program Non-Refundable
Application Fee
Program Fees
Investigators Programs (Full Day)
Boston University Academy
$100 $50 – Early Bird Discount (Must apply by 12/31/19) $2,395
Investigators Programs (AM or PM Only)
Boston University Academy
$100 $50 – Early Bird Discount (Must apply by 12/31/19) $1,445
Program Non-Refundable
Application Fee
Program Fees
Investigators Programs (Full Day)
Bryn Mawr College
$100 $50 – Early Bird Discount (Must apply by 12/31/19) $2,395
Investigators Programs (AM or PM Only)
Bryn Mawr College
$100 $50 – Early Bird Discount (Must apply by 12/31/19) $1,445
Program Non-Refundable
Application Fee
Program Fees
Investigators Programs (Full Day)
Echo Horizon School
$100 $50 – Early Bird Discount (Must apply by 12/31/19) $2,395
Investigators Programs (AM or PM Only)
Echo Horizon School
$100 $50 – Early Bird Discount (Must apply by 12/31/19) $1,445
Program Non-Refundable
Application Fee
Program Fees
Investigators Programs (Full Day)
Emory University
$100 $50 – Early Bird Discount (Must apply by 12/31/19) $2,395
Investigators Programs (AM or PM Only)
Emory University
$100 $50 – Early Bird Discount (Must apply by 12/31/19) $1,445
Program Non-Refundable
Application Fee
Program Fees
Investigators Programs (Full Day)
Fairfield University
$100 $50 – Early Bird Discount (Must apply by 12/31/19) $2,395
Investigators Programss (AM or PM Only)
Fairfield University
$100 $50 – Early Bird Discount (Must apply by 12/31/19) $1,445
Program Non-Refundable
Application Fee
Program Fees
Investigators Programs (Full Day)
Montclair State University
$100 $50 – Early Bird Discount (Must apply by 12/31/19) $2,395
Investigators Programs (AM or PM Only)
Montclair State University
$100 $50 – Early Bird Discount (Must apply by 12/31/19) $1,445
Program Non-Refundable
Application Fee
Program Fees
Investigators Programs(Full Day)
Nysmith School for the Gifted
$100 $50 – Early Bird Discount (Must apply by 12/31/19) $2,395
Investigators Programs (AM or PM Only)
Nysmith School for the Gifted
$100 $50 – Early Bird Discount (Must apply by 12/31/19) $1,445
Program Non-Refundable
Application Fee
Program Fees
Investigators Programs (Full Day)
Seattle Country Day School
$100 $50 – Early Bird Discount (Must apply by 12/31/19) $2,395
Investigators Programs(AM or PM Only)
Seattle Country Day School
$100 $50 – Early Bird Discount (Must apply by 12/31/19) $1,445
Program Non-Refundable
Application Fee
Program Fees
Investigators Programs(Full Day)
Iona College
$100 $50 – Early Bird Discount (Must apply by 12/31/19) $2,395
Investigators Programs (AM or PM Only)
Iona College
$100 $50 – Early Bird Discount (Must apply by 12/31/19) $1,445
Program Non-Refundable
Application Fee
Program Fees
Investigators Programs(Full Day)
Stuart Country Day School
$100 $50 – Early Bird Discount (Must apply by 12/31/19) $2,395
Investigators Programs(AM or PM Only)
Stuart Country Day School
$100 $50 – Early Bird Discount (Must apply by 12/31/19) $1,445
Program Non-Refundable
Application Fee
Program Fees
Investigators Programs(Full Day)
The Woods Academy
$100 $50 – Early Bird Discount (Must apply by 12/31/19) $2,395
Investigators Programs (AM or PM Only)
The Woods Academy
$100 $50 – Early Bird Discount (Must apply by 12/31/19) $1,445
Program Non-Refundable
Application Fee
Program Fees
Investigators Programs(Full Day)
University of Miami
$100 $50 – Early Bird Discount (Must apply by 12/31/19) $2,395
Investigators Programs (AM or PM Only)
University of Miami
$100 $50 – Early Bird Discount (Must apply by 12/31/19) $1,445

Payment Schedule

Program
Application Fee
Submit with application
Deposit
due within 2 weeks of acceptance
Final Payment
due by June 1, 2020
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 $50 (non-refundable) – Early Bird Discount (Must apply by 12/31/19) $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 $50 (non-refundable) – Early Bird Discount (Must apply by 12/31/19) $500 Balance of Fees
Program
Application Fee
Submit with application
First Payment
Final Payment
Investigators Programs (Full Day)
Boston University Academy
$100 $50 (non-refundable) – Early Bird Discount (Must apply by 12/31/19) $500 Balance of Fees
Investigators Programs(AM or PM Only)
Boston UniversityAcademy
$100 $50 (non-refundable) – Early Bird Discount (Must apply by 12/31/19) $500 Balance of Fees
Program
Application Fee
Submit with application
First Payment
Final Payment
Investigators Programs (Full Day)
Bryn Mawr College
$100 $50 (non-refundable) – Early Bird Discount (Must apply by 12/31/19) $500 Balance of Fees
Investigators Programs (AM or PM Only)
Bryn Mawr College
$100 $50 (non-refundable) – Early Bird Discount (Must apply by 12/31/19) $500 Balance of Fees
Program
Application Fee
Submit with application
First Payment
Final Payment
Investigators Programs (Full Day)
Echo Horizon School
$100 $50 (non-refundable) – Early Bird Discount (Must apply by 12/31/19) $500 Balance of Fees
Investigators Programs (AM or PM Only)
Echo Horizon School
$100 $50 (non-refundable) – Early Bird Discount (Must apply by 12/31/19) $500 Balance of Fees
Program
Application Fee
Submit with application
First Payment
Final Payment
Investigators Programs (Full Day)
The Foote School
$100 $50 (non-refundable) – Early Bird Discount (Must apply by 12/31/19) $500 Balance of Fees
Investigators Programs (AM or PM Only)
The Foote School
$100 $50 (non-refundable) – Early Bird Discount (Must apply by 12/31/19) $500 Balance of Fees
Program
Application Fee
Submit with application
First Payment
Final Payment
Investigators Programs (Full Day)
California Lutheran University
$100 $50 (non-refundable) – Early Bird Discount (Must apply by 12/31/19) $500 Balance of Fees
Investigators Programs (AM or PM Only)
California Lutheran University
$100 $50 (non-refundable) – Early Bird Discount (Must apply by 12/31/19) $500 Balance of Fees
Program
Application Fee
Submit with application
First Payment
Final Payment
Investigators Programs (Full Day)
Explorations Preparatory
$100 $50 (non-refundable) – Early Bird Discount (Must apply by 12/31/19) $500 Balance of Fees
Investigators Programs(AM or PM Only)
Explorations Preparatory
$100 $50 (non-refundable) – Early Bird Discount (Must apply by 12/31/19) $500 Balance of Fees
Program
Application Fee
Submit with application
First Payment
Final Payment
Investigators Programs (Full Day)
Fairfield University
$100 $50 (non-refundable) – Early Bird Discount (Must apply by 12/31/19) $500 Balance of Fees
Investigators Programs (AM or PM Only)
Fairfield University
$100 $50 (non-refundable) – Early Bird Discount (Must apply by 12/31/19) $500 Balance of Fees
Program
Application Fee
Submit with application
First Payment
Final Payment
Investigators Programs (Full Day)
Pine View School
$100 $50 (non-refundable) – Early Bird Discount (Must apply by 12/31/19) $500 Balance of Fees
Investigators Programs(AM or PM Only)
Pine View School
$100 $50 (non-refundable) – Early Bird Discount (Must apply by 12/31/19) $500 Balance of Fees
Program
Application Fee
Submit with application
First Payment
Final Payment
Investigators Programs (Full Day)
The Wesley School
$100 $50 (non-refundable) – Early Bird Discount (Must apply by 12/31/19) $500 Balance of Fees
Investigators Programs (AM or PM Only)
The Wesley School
$100 $50 (non-refundable) – Early Bird Discount (Must apply by 12/31/19) $500 Balance of Fees
Program
Application Fee
Submit with application
First Payment
Final Payment
Investigators Programs (Full Day)
Seattle Country Day School
$100 $50 (non-refundable) – Early Bird Discount (Must apply by 12/31/19) $500 Balance of Fees
Investigators Programs (AM or PM Only)
Seattle Country Day School
$100 $50 (non-refundable) – Early Bird Discount (Must apply by 12/31/19) $500 Balance of Fees
Program
Application Fee
Submit with application
First Payment
Final Payment
Investigators Programs (Full Day)
Montclair State University
$100 $50 (non-refundable) – Early Bird Discount (Must apply by 12/31/19) $500 Balance of Fees
Investigators Programs (AM or PM Only)
Montclair State University
$100 $50 (non-refundable) – Early Bird Discount (Must apply by 12/31/19) $500 Balance of Fees
Program
Application Fee
Submit with application
First Payment
Final Payment
Investigators Programs (Full Day)
Nysmith School for the Gifted
$100 $50 (non-refundable) – Early Bird Discount (Must apply by 12/31/19) $500 Balance of Fees
Investigators Programs (AM or PM Only)
Nysmith School for the Gifted
$100 $50 (non-refundable) – Early Bird Discount (Must apply by 12/31/19) $500 Balance of Fees
Program
Application Fee
Submit with application
First Payment
Final Payment
Investigators Programs (Full Day)
Iona College
$100 $50 (non-refundable) – Early Bird Discount (Must apply by 12/31/19) $500 Balance of Fees
Investigators Programs (AM or PM Only)
Iona College
$100 $50 (non-refundable) – Early Bird Discount (Must apply by 12/31/19) $500 Balance of Fees
Program
Application Fee
Submit with application
First Payment
Final Payment
Investigators Programs (Full Day)
Stuart Country Day School
$100 $50 (non-refundable) – Early Bird Discount (Must apply by 12/31/19) $500 Balance of Fees
Investigators Programs (AM or PM Only)
Stuart Country Day School
$100 $50 (non-refundable) – Early Bird Discount (Must apply by 12/31/19) $500 Balance of Fees
Program
Application Fee
Submit with application
First Payment
Final Payment
Investigators Programs (Full Day)
The Woods Academy
$100 $50 (non-refundable) – Early Bird Discount (Must apply by 12/31/19) $500 Balance of Fees
Investigators Programss (AM or PM Only)
The Woods Academy
$100 $50 (non-refundable) – Early Bird Discount (Must apply by 12/31/19) $500 Balance of Fees
Program
Application Fee
Submit with application
First Payment
Final Payment
Investigators Programs (Full Day)
Emory University
$100 $50 (non-refundable) – Early Bird Discount (Must apply by 12/31/19) $500 Balance of Fees
Investigators Programs (AM or PM Only)
Emory University
$100 $50 (non-refundable) – Early Bird Discount (Must apply by 12/31/19) $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 $50 (non-refundable) – Early Bird Discount (Must apply by 12/31/19) $500 Balance of Fees

For Investigators Programs:

  • A deposit of $500 is due within two weeks of acceptance
  • Final payment is due by June 1, 2020
  • A late fee of $25 will incur for a missed deposit after two weeks
  • A late fee of $50 will incur for a missed final payment after June 1, 2020

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.

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 May 1st: All fees paid are refundable (minus the application fee).
  • May 1st through June 1st: No refund will be given of application fee or deposit.
  • 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.

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.

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

SIG Financial Assistance is only for domestic students.

Please click here for "SIG 2020 Summer Financial Assistance Form"

  • SIG offers scheduled shuttle service from airports to campuses only if requests and flight details are communicated at least one month in advance (no exceptions). All students are responsible for making their own air travel arrangements.
  • 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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