Program Fees

Residential/Commuter Program Fees

Fees by Campus Non-Refundable
Application Fee
Residential Extended Commuter Commuter*
Bryn Mawr, Emory, Fairfield, Miami, and Tulane $125 $4,595 $3,495 $2,795
University of Chicago $125 $4,795 $3,695 $2,995
UC Berkeley and UCLA $125 $5,395 $4,295 $3,595
Princeton  $125 $5,995 $4,895 n/a
Yale $125 $5,995 $4,895 $4,195

Payment Schedule

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

Tuition paid is refundable until June 1, 2019. After June 1, no refund will be given.

*** For applications received after June 1st, full payment is due upon acceptance. 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.  A $50 late fee application fee will be incurred for applications received after June 1st.

Program fees do not include International Student Fee: $250 for residential students; $150 for commuter students.

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
   
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 $75 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 $250 payment will be refunded.

Program Fees Do Not Include:

  • Non-refundable application fee ($125 fee)
  • Academic materials fee ($25 per student)
  • Course materials fees (varies; noted in course descriptions)
  • Optional NSGT membership ($35 fee)
  • International student residential fee ($250)
  • International student commuter fee ($150)
  • Transportation to and from SIG campus (varies)
  • Individual laundry expense (varies) for residential students
  • Personal spending money (varies) for residential students
  • Books* for selected courses ($10-$30 each course requiring a book)
  • Optional World Class Coverage Insurance Plan ($75 fee, U.S. Students only).
  • Snacks for students (not provided by SIG)

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

Program Fee Reductions

Earn a savings on your 2019 SIG program fee* if you meet any of the following criteria:

Criteria for Reduction Amount of Reduction
Returning SIG Residential Student** - $250
Returning SIG Commuter Student** - $125
Each Enrolled Sibling - $100
Attend a second SIG 2019 session -$250

* Reductions cannot be applied towards the application fee.
** Returning student reductions only available until May 1, 2019. All reductions will be applied to your final balance.

Learn about the SIG Refund Policy.

Day Program Fees

Program Non-Refundable Application Fee Program Fees
Day Programs (Full Day)
Bryn Mawr College, BU Academy,
California Lutheran University, Echo Horizon School,
Emory University, Explorations Preparatory, Fairfield,
The Foote School, Miami, Pine View School,
Seattle Country Day, Sarah Lawrence, Stuart, Wesley, Woods
$125 $2,295
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
Bryn Mawr College, BU Academy,
California Lutheran University, Echo Horizon School,
Emory University, Explorations Preparatory, Fairfield,
The Foote School, Miami, Pine View School,
Seattle Country Day, Sarah Lawrence, Stuart, Wesley, Woods
$125 $1,345
Program Non-Refundable
Application Fee
Program Fees
Day Programs (Full Day)
BU Academy
$125 $2,295
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
BU Academy
$125 $1,345
Program Non-Refundable
Application Fee
Program Fees
Day Programs (Full Day)
Bryn Mawr College
$125 $2,295
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
Bryn Mawr College
$125 $1,345
Program Non-Refundable
Application Fee
Program Fees
Day Programs (Full Day)
California Lutheran University
$125 $2,295
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
California Lutheran University
$125 $1,345
Program Non-Refundable
Application Fee
Program Fees
Day Programs (Full Day)
The Foote School
$125 $2,295
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
The Foote School
$125 $1,345
Program Non-Refundable
Application Fee
Program Fees
Day Programs (Full Day)
Fairfield University
$125 $2,295
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
Fairfield University
$125 $1,345
Program Non-Refundable
Application Fee
Program Fees
Day Programs (Full Day)
Echo Horizon School
$125 $2,295
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
Echo Horizon School
$125 $1,345
Program Non-Refundable
Application Fee
Program Fees
Day Programs (Full Day)
Pine View School
$125 $2,295
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
Pine View School
$125 $1,345
Program Non-Refundable
Application Fee
Program Fees
Day Programs (Full Day)
The Wesley School
$125 $2,295
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
The Wesley School
$125 $1,345
Program Non-Refundable
Application Fee
Program Fees
Day Programs (Full Day)
Explorations Preparatory School
$125 $2,295
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
Explorations Preparatory School
$125 $1,345
Program Non-Refundable
Application Fee
Program Fees
Day Programs (Full Day)
Seattle Country Day School
$125 $2,295
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
Seattle Country Day School
$125 $1,345
Program Non-Refundable
Application Fee
Program Fees
Day Programs (Full Day)
Sarah Lawrence College
$125 $2,295
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
Sarah Lawrence College
$125 $1,345
Program Non-Refundable
Application Fee
Program Fees
Day Programs (Full Day)
Stuart Country Day School
$125 $2,295
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
Stuart Country Day School
$125 $1,345
Program Non-Refundable
Application Fee
Program Fees
Day Programs (Full Day)
The Woods Academy
$125 $2,295
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
The Woods Academy
$125 $1,345
Program Non-Refundable
Application Fee
Program Fees
Day Programs (Full Day)
Emory University
$125 $2,295
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
Emory University
$125 $1,345
Program Non-Refundable
Application Fee
Program Fees
Day Programs (Full Day)
University of Miami
$125 $2,295
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
University of Miami
$125 $1,345

Payment Schedule

Program
Application Fee
Submit with application
First Payment Final Payment
Day Program (Full Day)
Bryn Mawr College, BU Academy,
California Lutheran University, Echo Horizon School,
Emory University, Explorations Preparatory, Fairfield,
The Foote School, Miami, Pine View School,
Seattle Country Day, Sarah Lawrence, Stuart, Wesley, Woods
$125 (non-refundable) Option 1: $500 within 2 weeks of acceptance.
Option 2: $125 within 4 weeks of acceptance.
Option 1: Balance of fees by May 15.
Option 2: Balance of fees by June 1 ($55 extended payment plan fee applies).
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
Bryn Mawr College, BU Academy,
California Lutheran University, Echo Horizon School,
Emory University, Explorations Preparatory, Fairfield,
The Foote School, Miami, Pine View School,
Seattle Country Day, Sarah Lawrence, Stuart, Wesley, Woods
$125 (non-refundable) Option 1: $500 within 2 weeks of acceptance.
Option 2: $125 within 4 weeks of acceptance.
Option 1: Balance of fees by May 15.
Option 2: Balance of fees by June 1 ($55 extended payment plan fee applies).
Program
Application Fee
Submit with application
First Payment
Final Payment
Day Program (Full Day)
BU Academy
$125 (non-refundable) Option 1: $500 within 2 weeks of acceptance.
Option 2: $125 within 4 weeks of acceptance.
Option 1: Balance of fees by May 15.
Option 2: Balance of fees by June 1 ($55 extended payment plan fee applies).
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
BU Academy
$125 (non-refundable) Option 1: $500 within 2 weeks of acceptance.
Option 2: $125 within 4 weeks of acceptance.
Option 1: Balance of fees by May 15.
Option 2: Balance of fees by June 1 ($55 extended payment plan fee applies).
Program
Application Fee
Submit with application
First Payment
Final Payment
Day Program (Full Day)
Bryn Mawr College
$125 (non-refundable) Option 1: $500 within 2 weeks of acceptance.
Option 2: $125 within 4 weeks of acceptance.
Option 1: Balance of fees by May 15.
Option 2: Balance of fees by June 1 ($55 extended payment plan fee applies).
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
Bryn Mawr College
$125 (non-refundable) Option 1: $500 within 2 weeks of acceptance.
Option 2: $125 within 4 weeks of acceptance.
Option 1: Balance of fees by May 15.
Option 2: Balance of fees by June 1 ($55 extended payment plan fee applies).
Program
Application Fee
Submit with application
First Payment
Final Payment
Day Program (Full Day)
Echo Horizon School
$125 (non-refundable) Option 1: $500 within 2 weeks of acceptance.
Option 2: $125 within 4 weeks of acceptance.
Option 1: Balance of fees by May 15.
Option 2: Balance of fees by June 1 ($55 extended payment plan fee applies).
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
Echo Horizon School
$125 (non-refundable) Option 1: $500 within 2 weeks of acceptance.
Option 2: $125 within 4 weeks of acceptance.
Option 1: Balance of fees by May 15.
Option 2: Balance of fees by June 1 ($55 extended payment plan fee applies).
Program
Application Fee
Submit with application
First Payment
Final Payment
Day Program (Full Day)
The Foote School
$125 (non-refundable) Option 1: $500 within 2 weeks of acceptance.
Option 2: $125 within 4 weeks of acceptance.
Option 1: Balance of fees by May 15.
Option 2: Balance of fees by June 1 ($55 extended payment plan fee applies).
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
The Foote School
$125 (non-refundable) Option 1: $500 within 2 weeks of acceptance.
Option 2: $125 within 4 weeks of acceptance.
Option 1: Balance of fees by May 15.
Option 2: Balance of fees by June 1 ($55 extended payment plan fee applies).
Program
Application Fee
Submit with application
First Payment
Final Payment
Day Program (Full Day)
California Lutheran University
$125 (non-refundable) Option 1: $500 within 2 weeks of acceptance.
Option 2: $125 within 4 weeks of acceptance.
Option 1: Balance of fees by May 15.
Option 2: Balance of fees by June 1 ($55 extended payment plan fee applies).
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
California Lutheran University
$125 (non-refundable) Option 1: $500 within 2 weeks of acceptance.
Option 2: $125 within 4 weeks of acceptance.
Option 1: Balance of fees by May 15.
Option 2: Balance of fees by June 1 ($55 extended payment plan fee applies).
Program
Application Fee
Submit with application
First Payment
Final Payment
Day Program (Full Day)
Explorations Preparatory
$125 (non-refundable) Option 1: $500 within 2 weeks of acceptance.
Option 2: $125 within 4 weeks of acceptance.
Option 1: Balance of fees by May 15.
Option 2: Balance of fees by June 1 ($55 extended payment plan fee applies).
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
Explorations Preparatory
$125 (non-refundable) Option 1: $500 within 2 weeks of acceptance.
Option 2: $125 within 4 weeks of acceptance.
Option 1: Balance of fees by May 15.
Option 2: Balance of fees by June 1 ($55 extended payment plan fee applies).
Program
Application Fee
Submit with application
First Payment
Final Payment
Day Program (Full Day)
Fairfield University
$125 (non-refundable) Option 1: $500 within 2 weeks of acceptance.
Option 2: $125 within 4 weeks of acceptance.
Option 1: Balance of fees by May 15.
Option 2: Balance of fees by June 1 ($55 extended payment plan fee applies).
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
Fairfield University
$125 (non-refundable) Option 1: $500 within 2 weeks of acceptance.
Option 2: $125 within 4 weeks of acceptance.
Option 1: Balance of fees by May 15.
Option 2: Balance of fees by June 1 ($55 extended payment plan fee applies).
Program
Application Fee
Submit with application
First Payment
Final Payment
Day Program (Full Day)
Pine View School
$125 (non-refundable) Option 1: $500 within 2 weeks of acceptance.
Option 2: $125 within 4 weeks of acceptance.
Option 1: Balance of fees by May 15.
Option 2: Balance of fees by June 1 ($55 extended payment plan fee applies).
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
Pine View School
$125 (non-refundable) Option 1: $500 within 2 weeks of acceptance.
Option 2: $125 within 4 weeks of acceptance.
Option 1: Balance of fees by May 15.
Option 2: Balance of fees by June 1 ($55 extended payment plan fee applies).
Program
Application Fee
Submit with application
First Payment
Final Payment
Day Program (Full Day)
The Wesley School
$125 (non-refundable) Option 1: $500 within 2 weeks of acceptance.
Option 2: $125 within 4 weeks of acceptance.
Option 1: Balance of fees by May 15.
Option 2: Balance of fees by June 1 ($55 extended payment plan fee applies).
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
The Wesley School
$125 (non-refundable) Option 1: $500 within 2 weeks of acceptance.
Option 2: $125 within 4 weeks of acceptance.
Option 1: Balance of fees by May 15.
Option 2: Balance of fees by June 1 ($55 extended payment plan fee applies).
Program
Application Fee
Submit with application
First Payment
Final Payment
Day Program (Full Day)
Seattle Country Day School
$125 (non-refundable) Option 1: $500 within 2 weeks of acceptance.
Option 2: $125 within 4 weeks of acceptance.
Option 1: Balance of fees by May 15.
Option 2: Balance of fees by June 1 ($55 extended payment plan fee applies).
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
Seattle Country Day School
$125 (non-refundable) Option 1: $500 within 2 weeks of acceptance.
Option 2: $125 within 4 weeks of acceptance.
Option 1: Balance of fees by May 15.
Option 2: Balance of fees by June 1 ($55 extended payment plan fee applies).
Program
Application Fee
Submit with application
First Payment
Final Payment
Day Program (Full Day)
Sarah Lawrence College
$125 (non-refundable) Option 1: $500 within 2 weeks of acceptance.
Option 2: $125 within 4 weeks of acceptance.
Option 1: Balance of fees by May 15.
Option 2: Balance of fees by June 1 ($55 extended payment plan fee applies).
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
Sarah Lawrence College
$125 (non-refundable) Option 1: $500 within 2 weeks of acceptance.
Option 2: $125 within 4 weeks of acceptance.
Option 1: Balance of fees by May 15.
Option 2: Balance of fees by June 1 ($55 extended payment plan fee applies).
Program
Application Fee
Submit with application
First Payment
Final Payment
Day Program (Full Day)
Stuart Country Day School
$125 (non-refundable) Option 1: $500 within 2 weeks of acceptance.
Option 2: $125 within 4 weeks of acceptance.
Option 1: Balance of fees by May 15.
Option 2: Balance of fees by June 1 ($55 extended payment plan fee applies).
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
Stuart Country Day School
$125 (non-refundable) Option 1: $500 within 2 weeks of acceptance.
Option 2: $125 within 4 weeks of acceptance.
Option 1: Balance of fees by May 15.
Option 2: Balance of fees by June 1 ($55 extended payment plan fee applies).
Program
Application Fee
Submit with application
First Payment
Final Payment
Day Program (Full Day)
The Woods Academy
$125 (non-refundable) Option 1: $500 within 2 weeks of acceptance.
Option 2: $125 within 4 weeks of acceptance.
Option 1: Balance of fees by May 15.
Option 2: Balance of fees by June 1 ($55 extended payment plan fee applies).
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
The Woods Academy
$125 (non-refundable) Option 1: $500 within 2 weeks of acceptance.
Option 2: $125 within 4 weeks of acceptance.
Option 1: Balance of fees by May 15.
Option 2: Balance of fees by June 1 ($55 extended payment plan fee applies).
Program
Application Fee
Submit with application
First Payment
Final Payment
Day Program (Full Day)
Emory University
$125 (non-refundable) Option 1: $500 within 2 weeks of acceptance.
Option 2: $125 within 4 weeks of acceptance.
Option 1: Balance of fees by May 15.
Option 2: Balance of fees by June 1 ($55 extended payment plan fee applies).
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
Emory University
$125 (non-refundable) Option 1: $500 within 2 weeks of acceptance.
Option 2: $125 within 4 weeks of acceptance.
Option 1: Balance of fees by May 15.
Option 2: Balance of fees by June 1 ($55 extended payment plan fee applies).
Program
Application Fee
Submit with application
First Payment
Final Payment
Day Program (Full Day)
University of Miami
$125 (non-refundable) Option 1: $500 within 2 weeks of acceptance.
Option 2: $125 within 4 weeks of acceptance.
Option 1: Balance of fees by May 15.
Option 2: Balance of fees by June 1 ($55 extended payment plan fee applies).
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
University of Miami
$125 (non-refundable) Option 1: $500 within 2 weeks of acceptance.
Option 2: $125 within 4 weeks of acceptance.
Option 1: Balance of fees by May 15.
Option 2: Balance of fees by June 1 ($55 extended payment plan fee applies).

The application fee is due upon submission of the application and is non-refundable.
Tuition paid is refundable until June 1, 2019. After June 1, no refund will be given.
A $50 late application fee will be incurred for applications received after June 1st. 
For applications received after June 1st, full payment is due upon acceptance. 

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 e-checks and credit cards will incur a $25 charge per occurence.

Program Fees Do Not Include:

  • Non-refundable application fee ($125 fee)
  • Academic materials fee ($25 per student) 
  • Course materials fees (varies; noted in course descriptions)
  • NSGT membership fee ($35, optional)
  • International student day fee ($150)
  • Transportation to and from SIG campus (varies)
  • World Class Coverage insurance plan ($75, U.S. students only, optional)
  • Technology class fees (varies)

Program Fee Reductions

Earn a savings on your 2019 SIG program fee* if you meet any of the following criteria:
Criteria for Reduction Amount of Reduction
Returning SIG Residential Student** -$250
Returning SIG Commuter Student** -$125
Returning SIG Full Day Student** -$125
Returning SIG Half Day Student** -$75
Each Enrolled Sibling (Residential and Day Programs only) -$100
Each Enrolled Sibling (AM or PM SIG Day program) -$50
Attend a second SIG session (Residential and Day Programs only) -$250
Attend a second SIG session (Half Day Programs only) -$125

* Reductions cannot be applied towards the application fee or deposit.

** Returning student reductions only available until May 1, 2019. All reductions will be applied to your final balance.

Learn about the SIG Refund Policy.

SIG Online Program Fees

Program Fees
(Including $50 Application Fee)
Online Learning Program $475

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

Refund Policy - Residential and Day 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 $125 application fee due with the application
  • Before June 1st: All fees paid are refundable (minus the application fee)
  • After June 1st: No refund 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. For more information on the plan, please visit GiftedStudy.org. 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 awarded in a first-come, first-served basis.

To qualify for assistance, you must send a completed SIG program application and include the non-refundable $125 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.

Please click here for "SIG 2019 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 $125 each way.
  • If your child requires transport (to and from designated local airports) AND unaccompanied minor service, the price is $250 each way.

Campus Transportation and Greeter Services

Campus specific shuttle times can be found here.

The Importance of Gifted Education

As many school districts across the country face tight budgets and funding cuts, gifted education programs are suffering reduction or elimination. As this trend continues, increased numbers of gifted children are not receiving sufficient guidance to maximize their full potential through school programs. In addition to continuous advocacy, there is now an unprecedented need for dynamic and innovative approaches for supplementing the education of our world’s most gifted, talented, and creative students. The unique, targeted, and experienced curriculum of the SIG program provides your students with the ideal educational complement, ensuring that they receive the individual attention they require.

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