Fees & Scholarships

2021 Program Fees

A $40 nonrefundable application fee is due upon submitting an application. 

High School Residential Programs

  • High School Summer Scholars Program: $8,385
  • High School Summer Academy: $6,330
  • High School Summer Institutes: $3,985

Program fees cover:

  • Tuition for course work as follows:
    • Noncredit pre-college community course for all students
    • High School Summer Scholars Program: two undergraduate courses (6 units of credit)
    • High School Summer Academy: one undergraduate course (3 units of credit) and one noncredit research skills course
    • High School Summer Institutes: noncredit course curriculum 
  • Housing in a secure, air-conditioned residence hall on campus
  • Meal stipend to cover three meals a day
  • Academic support activities including: tutoring, specialized workshops, advising and group study sessions
  • College readiness enrichment activities including lectures, panel discussions and informal Q&As
  • Access to digital learning badges curriculum
  • All program-sponsored weekend outings and nightly social events
  • Use of all library facilities
  • Access to Student Health Services
  • Access to South 40 Fitness Center
  • Laundry services
  • Transportation pass for Metro light-rail and buses

Textbooks, travel, and personal expenses are not included in the program fee. 


High School Commuter and Online Programs

  • Early College Scholars Program: $3,585
  • Exploration Courses: $985 per course

The program fee covers:

  • Tuition for course work as follows:
    • Noncredit pre-college community course for all students
    • Early College Scholars Program: one undergraduate course (3 units of credit) and lab fees
    • Exploration Courses: noncredit course curriculum 
  • Meal stipend for one meal a day (commuter only)
  • Access to digital learning badges curriculum
  • Academic support activities including: tutoring, specialized workshops, advising and group study sessions
  • College readiness enrichment activities including lectures, panel discussions and informal Q&As
  • Use of all library facilities

Textbooks, travel (including parking pass), and personal expenses are not included in the program fee. 


Middle School Summer Challenge

The program fee is $985 and includes all program activities, course materials, and lunch.

Travel and personal expenses are not included in the program fee. 

Registration and Deposit

Once a student has been admitted to the program, we require a $500 nonrefundable deposit and completed registration forms no later than May 3, 2021. This is not a postmark deadline, but the date that all paperwork and deposit must be received in our office. The $500 nonrefundable deposit will hold a student's place in the program and is deducted from the total program fee due. The remaining balance is due no later than June 1, 2021.

Scholarship and Discount Information

In order to be considered for a need-based scholarship, we must receive a completed Application for Scholarship Assistance by April 1. Please note that our pre-college programs are not eligible for aid through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Scholarships are determined based on family income and monthly housing payment. There are no income cut-offs for scholarship assistance; all students are welcome and encouraged to apply. Scholarships typically start at $500 and full scholarships are available. 

Scholarships do not cover travel to and from the program, personal expenses, or textbooks. Students may wish to speak with their school counselor or others in their community concerning additional sources of potential financial assistance. Scholarship awards are non-transferable to other pre-college programs.


Application Fee Waiver Request

We are happy to waive the $40 application fee when it presents a financial hardship. Please contact our office to receive directions on submitting a fee waiver request form.


Returning Student Discount

A 10% discount is awarded to students who have previously attended an A&S Pre-College Program and are admitted to a new program the following year. Those receiving the returning student discount are also eligible to apply for need-based scholarships using the application described above.


WashU Employee Discount

We offer a 10% discount to all admitted students of benefits-eligible WashU employees. In order to qualify for the discount, a student must be admitted and be a dependent child both by relation (birth, legally adopted, or step-child) and financially to a benefits-eligible WashU employee. A completed WashU Employee Discount Verification Form must also be submitted to our office by April 1.

 

Cancellation Policy

Should unforeseen circumstances require a student to cancel their registration for the program, we will issue a refund of the program fee as follows:

  • June 1, 2021: Last day to cancel and receive 100% refund, excluding the $500 nonrefundable deposit.
  • June 15, 2021: Last day to cancel and receive 50% refund, excluding the $500 nonrefundable deposit.
  • July 1, 2021: Last day to cancel and receive 25% refund, excluding the $500 nonrefundable deposit.
  • After July 1, 2021: No refunds will be issued.

No refunds will be issued to students who leave a program early.

In the event that the University decides to cancel a summer program, students will receive a full refund of the program fee including the nonrefundable deposit. 

If a student is unable to attend a program as a result of travel or visa restrictions enacted by the U.S. government, the student will receive a full refund of the program fee including nonrefundable deposit. Please note, that the U.S. government will not issue refunds for SEVIS fees or for non-immigrant visa fees. WashU is not responsible for refunding SEVIS or non-immigrant visa fees.

WashU is not responsible for reimbursing costs not included in the program fee including travel expenses, textbooks, or personal expenses.

Please note, application fees are nonrefundable.

Community-Based Partnerships

We partner with a number of community-based organizations and schools across the country to provide financial assistance to students who identify as first generation, low income, and/or from underrepresented populations. To learn more about these partnerships or to become one of our partners, please contact our office.