2020 Dates & Tuition

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes offers two sessions for high school students, grades 8–11. Each session runs for three weeks and provides a diversity of courses from which to choose.
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2020 Dates & Tuition

Students may only attend one course in one session per summer.

Students may also attend one session in another Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies program; however, interim housing is not provided.
Session One
Monday, June 22–Friday, July 10, 2020
Session Two
Monday, July 13–Friday, July 31, 2020
2020 Tuition
Tuition for Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes is $7,500.
Application Rounds - Due Dates
Early: January 29, 2020
Regular: February 26, 2020
Extended: March 25, 2020
Rolling: Until full

Financial Aid is Available

The Admission Committee reviews all complete applications. Aid is granted based upon need, as well as other factors including merit. Members of traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Students who wish to be considered for both partial and full scholarships should submit a complete online financial aid application and all required income documentation. Please provide within a week of submitting the application.

Tuition is All-Inclusive

The tuition at Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes covers the following listed below.
Please note that tuition does not include airfare and incidental purchases.
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Housing & Meals

Students are housed in supervised Stanford residences. Towels and bedding are provided. Students eat in Stanford dining halls.
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Instruction & All Course Materials

We provide the necessary supplies for each of our courses. This also includes transportation and fees for academic field trips.
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Field Trips

Field trips to exciting cultural and natural attractions in the San Francisco Bay area are scheduled for one day each weekend.
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Transportation Between Stanford & SFO

Transportation is provided between Stanford University and the San Francisco International Airport (SFO).

Deposit & Tuition Balance Payment Dates

The date on which a student is accepted into the program determines the deposit and tuition balance payment dates. Once admitted, see the Student Page for your specific payment due dates.

$500 Deposit

The $500 deposit is due one week after the notification of admissions decision date.

Tuition Balance

The tuition balance is due three weeks after the notification of admissions decision date.

Tuition & Financial Aid Frequently Asked Questions

Can tuition be paid in installments?

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No. Unfortunately, Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies is not able to offer an installment plan.

Does Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes have a refund policy?

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Application fees are non-refundable. Program deposits are non-refundable, except in cases where an accepted participant who applied for financial aid is not awarded sufficient aid to attend and therefore must decline enrollment. To withdraw the student or parent must notify Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes staff in writing via email, prior to the start of the program. No refunds or discounts will be given for early departures once the program has begun. Refunds will not be considered until a formal (written or email) request is received. No deposit refunds will be given at any point. 

Date of Written Notification: Before April 21
Tuition Refund: 100%

Date of Written Notification: April 21–May 13
Tuition Refund: 75%

Date of Written Notification: May 14–May 28
Tuition Refund: 50%

Date of Written Notification: May 29–June 10
Tuition Refund: 25%

Date of Written Notification: After June 10
Tuition Refund: 0%

Does Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies offer financial aid?

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Yes. Our financial aid funding is limited, and we typically experience a higher demand for financial aid than we are able to accommodate. Awards are allocated by need and typically take the form of a partial scholarship.

We encourage all families who make less than $60,000 a year to apply for aid. If your family is above this bracket, you may still apply, but should include a supplementary letter clarifying your family's circumstance in your application. Aid can be awarded to both domestic and international participants and does not have an effect on your admissions decision as the financial aid committee only views financial aid applications once admissions decisions have been sent.

Where is the financial aid application?

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Applicants can submit a financial aid application once they have started their Online Application. Applicants will receive an email titled "Instructions to complete your Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies Online Application." The link for the financial aid application is provided in this email. Applicants must be logged into their Online Application account in order to access the financial aid application. In addition to completing the financial aid application, applicants will be asked to provide their parent or guardian's tax information from the past two years.