Tuition and Fees

Penn Summer High School Programs tuition rates and withdrawal policies may vary by program. Please review the rates and policies for the program(s) to which you plan to apply. Please note: All fees and tuition charges are subject to the approval of the University of Pennsylvania Board of Trustees and may change without notice. Tuition and fee bills will come out starting in mid- to late-May 2022.

If you are a Philadelphia resident and attend a School District of Philadelphia public or charter high school, you may be eligible to attend Penn Summer Prep or a Penn Summer Academy free of charge with a Penn Summer Scholarship.

There is a $1,500 nonrefundable deposit for all programs. There is also a nonrefundable application fee of $75, payable by credit card through our online application system. See if you qualify for an application fee waiver.

2022 Penn Summer Prep Program tuition

Tuition for the 2022 Penn Summer Prep program is $5,700 and includes program fees and residential costs.

If you attend a School District of Philadelphia public or charter high school, you may be eligible to attend Penn Summer Prep free of charge with a Penn Summer Scholarship.


2022 Penn Summer Academies tuition

  • American Sign Language and Deaf Culture Academy (offered as remote learning only): $5,500
  • Biomedical Research Academy, Chemistry Research Academy, Experimental Physics Research Academy, Mathematics Academy, Neuroscience Research Academy, Social Justice Research Academy: $9,700

If you attend a School District of Philadelphia public or charter high school you may be eligible to attend a Penn Summer Academy free of charge with a Penn Summer Scholarship.


Pre-College Programs estimated tuition

Please note: Estimated tuition and fees. Final summer 2022 tuition and fees will be announced in April 2022. All tuition and fee charges are subject to the approval of the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania and may change without notice.

2022 Pre-College Residential Program Tuition

Course units* Program fee Tuition General fee Total cost
1 $8,000 $4,830 $416 $13,246
1.5 $8,000 $7,245 $416 $15,661
2 $8,000 $9,660 $416 $18,076
2.5 $8,000 $12,075 $416 $21,491

2022 Pre-College Online Program Tuition

Course units* Program fee Tuition General fee Total cost
1 $2,600 $4,830 $416 $7,846
2 $2,600 $9,660 $416 $12,676

 


Application fee (non-refundable) – $75


See if you qualify for an application fee waiver.

Withdrawal policy

Penn Summer Academies, Prep Program, and Pre-College Programs

A nonrefundable deposit of $1,500 is required to officially reserve a student's spot in the program. Program fees minus the nonrefundable deposit of $1,500 are refundable until May 15. There is no adjustment in tuition for late arrivals or early departures. All withdrawals must be in writing and emailed to hsprogs@sas.upenn.edu and penn@summerdiscovery.com.


*Academic credit is defined by the University of Pennsylvania as a course unit (c.u.). A course unit (c.u.) is a general measure of academic work over a period of time, typically a term (semester or summer). A c.u. (or a fraction of a c.u.) represents different types of academic work across different types of academic programs and is the basic unit of progress toward a degree. One c.u. is usually converted to a four-semester-hour course.