Tuition

Tuition covers the full cost of instruction, activities, field trips, food, lodging, and shuttle service to and from the local airport.

Select college credit courses offer a day rate for local students. For course pricing, see the list of courses here.

Financial Aid

Tulane University Pre-College programs works to support motivated students with demonstrated financial need. Limited aid is available and is awarded to families in need of the assistance. The Financial Aid Committee, which operates independently of Tulane University’s Financial Aid office, awards scholarships as generously and equitably as possible; however, funding for financial aid is limited and the demand is great. In determining need, the committee considers a number of variables, including family finances, family size, and geographic differences in the cost of living.

Financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis, so it is to your advantage to apply as early as possible. We cannot guarantee that all eligible applicants will receive aid. In most cases, financial aid does not cover all expenses; students must contribute to the cost of attending a program and are encouraged to seek other sources of funding. The aid a student may receive is nontransferable between programs and can only be used for the requested session.

To be considered for financial assistance, you will need to complete and submit your Pre-College Summer Program Application via your Green Wave Portal. Contact Kristin Guidry for more information at kguidry6@tulane.edu.

The Summer Program Achievement Scholarship Fund functions alongside Tulane Pre-College to offer summer scholarships to high-achieving young scholars residing in Louisiana. To be considered for a Summer Program Achievement Scholarship, you must submit the Financial Aid application form as part of your application.

Tuition Refund Policies

Tuition and Fees: The tuition and fees for a residential, college-credit course are $3,495. The tuition for a non-residential, college-credit course is $1,700. For two-week, residential, enrichment course, program and residential fees are $2,750. The program fee for a one-week, non-residential, enrichment course is $550

Payment: A non-refundable 30% deposit is due within two weeks of acceptance to a pre-college summer program to reserve a space in the program. All remaining tuition and fees, including room and board and the program fee, must be paid in full by May 31, 2019. This applies to both day and residential students. For instructions on how to pay the balance on the account, please contact our admissions office at summer@tulane.edu.

Financial accounts will be settled through the student’s Green Wave Portal. Partial payments can be made prior to the May 31, 2019 deadline.

Withdrawal/Refund Policy

Withdrawals from Credit Courses: A student may withdraw only with permission and approval from the Program Director. The student must send written notification of the withdrawal to Tulane University Pre-College Programs by email, summer@tulane.edu, or by mail to the following address:

Tulane University Pre-College Summer Programs
210 Richardson Building
6823 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70118

The effective date of withdrawal is the date this official written notification is received by Tulane University Pre-College Programs. The tuition refund schedule below applies to all students regardless of the date of application or the circumstances of the cancellation. Please note that after June 1, 2019, room and board charges are non-refundable.

Credit Bearing Tuition Refund Schedule is as follows:

June 17 Session  

July 8 Session

July 22 Session

Tuition Refund

June 1

June 1

June 1

100% refund

June 5

June 12

June 26

75% refund

June 10

June 24

July 8

50% refund

June 14

July 5

July 19

25% refund

After June 14

After July 5

After July 19

No refund

Enrichment Program Cancellation: If a student wishes to cancel his or her program attendance and registration, he or she must notify Tulane University Pre-College Programs in writing by email, summer@tulane.edu, or by mail to the following address:

Tulane University Pre-College Summer Programs
210 Richardson Building
6823 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70118

Students who cancel their attendance prior to June 1, 2019 are eligible for a full refund. No refunds will be given after June 1, 2019.

All students registered for a course must be in attendance on or before the second day of class. Otherwise, registration will be cancelled.

Program Changes: All program changes must be made within 14 days prior to the program start date. Students may not change courses once the session begins.

All Courses: A student who withdraws from any course/program may not continue to live in residential housing, participate in the program activities, or utilize university facilities.

Cancellation Policy

Tulane University reserves the right to change or cancel any program if conditions warrant. Notification will be provided as early as possible should this be necessary. Should a program be canceled due to low enrollment numbers, other program options will be offered, or refunds will be processed. For participants that want to add weeks, we cannot guarantee availability. All participants are enrolled on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Tulane University reserves the right to dismiss any participant, without reimbursement of payment, who is unable to adhere to any announced safety rules or is disruptive in any other way. Understanding that pre-college participants are minors, the University employs specific rules and expectations to promote a safe and productive learning environment. Tulane may, in its sole discretion, require any participant who has violated the University’s policies to leave the program, and campus, at the participant’s expense. All parents and participants are encouraged to read carefully the Tulane Pre-College Programs Code of Conduct agreement included in the enrollment paperwork.

A student who withdraws from any course/program may not continue to live in residential housing, participate in the program activities, or utilize university facilities.

Founded in 1834, Tulane University has the academic traditions and background in the scientific fields, humanities, and the arts to ensure the excellence of its programs. Dedicated staff and faculty, ties to the local community, and hands-on learning come together to provide a transformative educational experience for Pre-College students.

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