Tuition and Fees for 2022

Five-Week Programs

Boarding Students: $8,700

This all-inclusive fee covers tuition, room, and board; textbooks and lab fees; airport transfers; and all school-wide trips and activities, including weekend excursions.

In addition, a minimum deposit of $150 is required to set up a personal spending account. Money in this account can be accessed by making purchases or cash withdrawals at the school store.

International students are also required to deposit an additional amount to be determined for mandatory health insurance coverage.

Financial Aid: Limited need-based assistance is available to full-time U.S. students in the Young Scholars or Liberal Studies programs. The deadline to apply for financial assistance is March 1.

Full-Time Day Students: $4,600

This fee covers tuition, lunch, sports, textbooks, and lab fees as well as extracurricular activities and school trips on Monday through Friday from 8 am until 4:30 pm. Weekend trips are not included in this amount. Based on space availability and other factors to consider, participation may be possible, but only with special permission from the Director (additional charges will apply).

Financial Aid: Three $2,300 scholarships are available to full-time day students in the Young Scholars or Liberal Studies programs. The scholarship application deadline is May 1. Priority is given to deserving applicants who can demonstrate financial need.

Part-Time Day Students: $1,600/course

The fee includes tuition, textbooks, and lab fees.

Application Fee and Deposit

A nonrefundable application fee of $75, payable by check or credit card, is due with each application.

Within two weeks of official notification of acceptance to the program, a nonrefundable deposit of $1,000 is required to hold a student's place in the program. The remainder of the tuition is due by June 1.

As the School must honor financial commitments that are made based on expected enrollment, the tuition of any student who voluntarily withdraws or is dismissed from the program after June 24th will not be refunded.

Two-Week Programs

Young Writer's Enrichment Institute & Writer's Lab: $4,200

This amount is all-inclusive and covers tuition, books, room and board, and school-wide trips and activities.

In addition, a minimum deposit of $150 is required to set up a personal spending account. Money in this account can be accessed by making purchases or cash withdrawals at the school store.

Note: Financial aid is not available for these programs.

Application Fee and Deposit

A nonrefundable application fee of $75, payable by check or credit card, is due with each application.

Within two weeks of official notification of acceptance to the program, a nonrefundable deposit of $500 is required to hold a student's place in the program. The remainder of the tuition is due by June 1.

As the School must honor financial commitments that are made based on expected enrollment, the tuition of any student who voluntarily withdraws or is dismissed from the program after July 10th will not be refunded.

Payment Methods

The Taft Summer School accepts checks, Visa, Mastercard, and wire transfers.

Financial Aid Form Downloads

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