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2019 Penn Summer Prep Program tuition

Residential tuition $4,429
Day student tuition $3,199

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.

2019 Summer Academies tuition

Residential tuition $8,449
Day student tuition $7,149
Lab fee $500*

*Lab fee applies only to those enrolling in the Biomedical Research Academy, Chemistry Research Academy, Neuroscience Research Academy or Experimental Physics Research Academy.

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.

2019 Pre-College Program tuition

One college credit course + one enrichment course
1 course unit (c.u.)*
$11,729
Biology 101, with a lab
1.5 course units (c.u.)*
$13,999

Two college credit courses
2 course units (c.u.)*

$15,999

Two and a half college credit courses: Biology 101, with lab + additional one college credit course
2.5  course units (c.u.)

$17,899
Residential tuition includes: Residential tuition does not include:
  • Term fees
  • Full academic and enrichment programs
  • Use of Penn facilities
  • Housing
  • Recreation pass for eligible students
  • Extracurricular and social activities
  • Trips and excursions
  • Access to Student Health Services for non-emergency care
  • Two meals daily, Monday through Friday
  • Two meals on Sunday
  • Transportation to and from your home city
  • Transfers to and from Philadelphia International Airport
  • Book and classroom materials
  • Meals eaten off-campus
  • Medical expenses
  • Linen package (sheets, blankets and pillows are available for purchase through Penn's Residential Services)
  • Souvenirs and personal spending money (A suggested personal spending amount is approximately $75 - $125 per week)
Day student tuition includes: Day student tuition does not include:
  • Term fees
  • Full academic program
  • Use of Penn facilities
  • Extracurricular and social activities during the weekdays between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.
  • Access to Student Health Services for non-emergency care
  • Transportation to and from your home
  • Book and classroom materials
  • Dining plan
  • Medical expenses
  • Recreation pass
  • Souvenirs and personal spending money
  • Weekday evening (after 6 p.m.) and weekend trips, excursions, and activities 

2019 Young Scholars Program tuition

  Tuition General Fee
Summer Session I
Summer Session II
$4,392/c.u.* $376/session*

*Please note that all tuition and fee charges are subject to the approval of the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania and may change without notice.

Application fee (non-refundable) $75

See if you qualify for an application fee waiver.

Withdrawal policy

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

A financial deposit of no less than $2,000 is required to officially reserve a student’s spot within the program. The balance of tuition, refundable fees and optional fees are due by April 1, 2019, or upon enrollment for students admitted after April 1. All payments, minus $500, are refundable until March 1, 2019. Withdrawal between March 1 and April 1 results in a $1,000 cancellation fee. Withdrawal between April 1 and May 1 results in a $2,000 cancellation fee. Withdrawal between May 1 and June 1 results in a $3,000 cancellation fee. There are no refunds for cancellation after June 1, for any reason. There is no adjustment in tuition for late arrivals or early departures. All withdrawals must be in writing and e-mailed to hsprogs@sas.upenn.edu.

Young Scholars Program

Please consult with your Penn appointed academic advisor regarding withdrawal policies and procedures. If an advisor has not yet been appointed to you, e-mail us at hsprogs@sas.upenn.edu to inquire.

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.

*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.

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