Program Fees

Residential/Commuter Program Fees

Fees by Campus Non-Refundable
Application Fee
Residential Extended Commuter Commuter*
Bryn Mawr, Emory, and Northeastern $99 $4,395 $3,495 $2,795
University of Chicago $99 $4,495 $3,595 $2,895
UC Berkeley and UCLA $99 $5,195 $4,295 $3,595
University of Miami (2 weeks) $99 $2,995 $2,295 $1,595
Princeton  $99 $5,795 $4,895 n/a
Yale $99 $5,795 $4,895 $4,195

Payment Schedule

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

Deposits are refundable until March 15, 2018. After March 15th deposits are non-refundable.
Deposits will be credited towards total tuition cost.

* A $25 late payment fee will be incurred if the deposit is not received within 2 weeks of acceptance notification.
** A $25 late payment fee will be incurred if the final payment is not received by May 15th.
*** A $50 late application fee will be incurred for applications received after the deadline (May 1 for international students and May 15 for U.S. students).  Applications received after May 15th must be paid in full 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 occurence.


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
   

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. Single room requests cannot be guaranteed. If we are unable to accommodate your single room request, your $250 payment will be refunded. Please note that due to dorm configurations, sometimes students are assigned single rooms even if a single room is not requested.

Program Fees Do Not Include:

  • Non-refundable application fee ($99 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 fee)
  • International student commuter fee ($150)
  • Transportation to and from SIG campus (varies)
  • Individual laundry expense (varies)
  • Personal spending money (varies)
  • Optional World Class Coverage Insurance Plan ($75 fee, U.S. students only)
  • Books for selected courses ($10-$30 per course that requires a book). Books will be available for purchase on the day of registration.

Program Fee Reductions

Earn a savings on your 2018 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 (Half Day SIG 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, 2018.
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 Luthern University,
Chatham Day School, Echo Horizon, Emory University, Fairfield, Miami,
Overlake, Sarah Lawrence, Stuart, Wesley, Woods
$99 $2,295
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
Bryn Mawr College, BU Academy, California Luthern University,
Chatham Day School, Echo Horizon, Emory University, Fairfield, , Miami,
Overlake, Sarah Lawrence, Stuart, , Wesley, Woods
$99 $1,098
Program Non-Refundable
Application Fee
Program Fees
Day Programs (Full Day)
BU Academy
$99 $2,295
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
BU Academy
$99 $1,098
Program Non-Refundable
Application Fee
Program Fees
Day Programs (Full Day)
Bryn Mawr College
$99 $2,295
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
Bryn Mawr College
$99 $1,098
Program Non-Refundable
Application Fee
Program Fees
Day Programs (Full Day)
Chatham Day School
$99 $2,295
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
Chatham Day School
$99 $1,098
Program Non-Refundable
Application Fee
Program Fees
Day Programs (Full Day)
California Lutheran University
$99 $2,295
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
California Lutheran University
$99 $1,098
Program Non-Refundable
Application Fee
Program Fees
Day Programs (Full Day)
Echo Horizon School
$99 $2,295
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
Echo Horizon School
$99 $1,098
Program Non-Refundable
Application Fee
Program Fees
Day Programs (Full Day)
Fairfield University
$99 $2,295
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
Fairfield University
$99 $1,098
Program Non-Refundable
Application Fee
Program Fees
Day Programs (Full Day)
The Wesley School
$99 $2,295
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
The Wesley School
$99 $1,098
Program Non-Refundable
Application Fee
Program Fees
Day Programs (Full Day)
The Overlake School
$99 $2,295
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
The Overlake School
$99 $1,098
Program Non-Refundable
Application Fee
Program Fees
Day Programs (Full Day)
Sarah Lawrence College
$99 $2,295
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
Sarah Lawrence College
$99 $1,098
Program Non-Refundable
Application Fee
Program Fees
Day Programs (Full Day)
Stuart Country Day School
$99 $2,295
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
Stuart Country Day School
$99 $1,098
Program Non-Refundable
Application Fee
Program Fees
Day Programs (Full Day)
The Woods Academy
$99 $2,295
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
The Woods Academy
$99 $1,098
Program Non-Refundable
Application Fee
Program Fees
Day Programs (Full Day)
Emory University
$99 $2,295
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
Emory University
$99 $1,098
Program Non-Refundable
Application Fee
Program Fees
Day Programs (Full Day)
University of Miami
$99 $2,295
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
University of Miami
$99 $1,098

Payment Schedule

Program
Application Fee
Submit with application
Deposit
Due within 2 weeks of acceptance notification. 
Deposit is credited towards total tuition cost.
Final Payment
Balance of fees are due
no later than May 15th for all programs.
Day Program (Full Day)
Bryn Mawr College, BU Academy, California Luthern University,
Chatham Day School, Echo Horizon, Emory University, Fairfield,
Miami, Overlake, Sarah Lawrence, Stuart, Wesley, Woods 
$99 (non-refundable) $400 Balance of fees

Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
Bryn Mawr College, BU Academy, California Luthern University,
Chatham Day School, Echo Horizon, Emory University, Fairfield,
Miami, Overlake, Sarah Lawrence, Stuart, Wesley, Woods 

$99 (non-refundable) $200 Balance of fees
Program
Application Fee
Submit with application
Deposit
Due within 2 weeks of acceptance notification
Final Payment
Due May 15th**
Day Program (Full Day)
BU Academy
$99 (non-refundable) $400 Balance of fees
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
BU Academy
$99 (non-refundable) $200 Balance of fees
Program
Application Fee
Submit with application
Deposit
Due within 2 weeks of acceptance notification
Final Payment
Due May 15th**
Day Program (Full Day)
Bryn Mawr College
$99 (non-refundable) $400 Balance of fees
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
Bryn Mawr College
$99 (non-refundable) $200 Balance of fees
Program
Application Fee
Submit with application
Deposit
Due within 2 weeks of acceptance notification
Final Payment
Due May 15th**
Day Program (Full Day)
Chatham Day School
$99 (non-refundable) $400 Balance of fees
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
Chatham Day School
$99 (non-refundable) $200 Balance of fees
Program
Application Fee
Submit with application
Deposit
Due within 2 weeks of acceptance notification
Final Payment
Due May 15th**
Day Program (Full Day)
California Lutheran University
$99 (non-refundable) $400 Balance of fees
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
California Lutheran University
$99 (non-refundable) $200 Balance of fees
Program
Application Fee
Submit with application
Deposit
Due within 2 weeks of acceptance notification
Final Payment
Due May 15th**
Day Program (Full Day)
Echo Horizon School
$99 (non-refundable) $400 Balance of fees
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
Echo Horizon School
$99 (non-refundable) $200 Balance of fees
Program
Application Fee
Submit with application
Deposit
Due within 2 weeks of acceptance notification
Final Payment
Due May 15th**
Day Program (Full Day)
Fairfield University
$99 (non-refundable) $400 Balance of fees
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
Fairfield University
$99 (non-refundable) $200 Balance of fees
Program
Application Fee
Submit with application
Deposit
Due within 2 weeks of acceptance notification
Final Payment
Due May 15th**
Day Program (Full Day)
The Wesley School
$99 (non-refundable) $400 Balance of fees
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
The Wesley School
$99 (non-refundable) $200 Balance of fees
Program
Application Fee
Submit with application
Deposit
Due within 2 weeks of acceptance notification
Final Payment
Due May 15th**
Day Program (Full Day)
The Overlake School
$99 (non-refundable) $400 Balance of fees
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
The Overlake School
$99 (non-refundable) $200 Balance of fees
Program
Application Fee
Submit with application
Deposit
Due within 2 weeks of acceptance notification
Final Payment
Due May 15th**
Day Program (Full Day)
Sarah Lawrence College
$99 (non-refundable) $400 Balance of fees
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
Sarah Lawrence College
$99 (non-refundable) $200 Balance of fees
Program
Application Fee
Submit with application
Deposit
Due within 2 weeks of acceptance notification
Final Payment
Due May 15th**
Day Program (Full Day)
Stuart Country Day School
$99 (non-refundable) $400 Balance of fees
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
Stuart Country Day School
$99 (non-refundable) $200 Balance of fees
Program
Application Fee
Submit with application
Deposit
Due within 2 weeks of acceptance notification
Final Payment
Due May 15th**
Day Program (Full Day)
The Woods Academy
$99 (non-refundable) $400 Balance of fees
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
The Woods Academy
$99 (non-refundable) $200 Balance of fees
Program
Application Fee
Submit with application
Deposit
Due within 2 weeks of acceptance notification
Final Payment
Due May 15th**
Day Program (Full Day)
Emory University
$99 (non-refundable) $400 Balance of fees
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
Emory University
$99 (non-refundable) $200 Balance of fees
Program
Application Fee
Submit with application
Deposit
Due within 2 weeks of acceptance notification
Final Payment
Due May 15th**
Day Program (Full Day)
University of Miami
$99 (non-refundable) $400 Balance of fees
Day Programs (AM or PM Only)
University of Miami
$99 (non-refundable) $200 Balance of fees
Deposits are refundable until March 15, 2018. After March 15th deposits are non-refundable.
Deposits will be credited towards total tuition cost.

* A $25 late payment fee will be incurred if the deposit is not received within 2 weeks of acceptance notification.
** A $25 late payment fee will be incurred if the final payment is not received by May 15th.
*** A $50 late application fee will be incurred for applications received after the deadline (May 1 for international students and May 15 for U.S. students). Applications received after May 15th must be paid in full 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 occurence.

Program Fees Do Not Include:

  • Required application fee of $99 (non-refundable fee)
  • Academic materials fee ($25 per student)
  • NSGT membership fee ($35, optional)
  • World Class Coverage insurance plan ($75, optional)
  • Technology class fees (varies)

Not included in program fees:

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

Program Fee Reductions

Earn a savings on your 2018 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 (Half Day SIG program) -$50
Attend a second SIG session (Residential and Day Programs only) -$250
Attend a second SIG session (Half Day Programs only) -$125

* Discounts cannot be applied towards the application fee. They will be applied to your final balance.

** Returning student reductions only available until May 1, 2018.

Learn about the SIG Refund Policy.

SIG Online Program Fees

Program Fees
(Including $50 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

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 May 15.
Please see refund information listed below:

  • Under no circumstances, medical or otherwise, will SIG refund the $99 application fee due with the application.
  • Prior to March 15th, 100% of program fees is refundable.
  • March 16th-May 15th: All fees paid minus the deposit, are refundable.
  • After May 15th, 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. 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 $99 SIG application fee. Applicants need to be accepted into the program before financial assistance applications are reviewed. Financial aid is for domestic students only.

We are no longer accepting financial aid applications.

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

  • 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’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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