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STARS Summer Camp: Tuition and Fees

Program Fee Details for 2022

Program fees cover the deposit, room & board (including linens), program materials, and all planned activities. Transportation to and from the program is not covered. Additional fees are charged for unaccompanied student transportation to and from the airport on arrival and departure days.

2022Program FeesDue
Deposit$500by February 11
Remaining Fee$725by April 29
Optional Airport Shuttle Fee$30 each wayby April 29
Optional unaccompanied minor fee$80 each wayby April 29

Refund/Cancellation Policy

All program fees are non-refundable. 

See current COVID-19 related refund policies.

If your plans change and your Young Scholar will no longer be attending STARS, a partial refund of the deposit may be given. Please see the timeline below for refund deadlines.

2022 Dates Deposit Refund Amount* 
 February 12 – February 28  80% of deposit will be refunded
 March 1 – March 31  40% of deposit will be refunded
 April 1 – Program Start Dates  No refunds of deposit or remaining fees will be offered after March 31

*If total program fees (deposit & remaining fee) have been paid before March 31st and student is canceling before this date; total fees paid minus the nonrefundable deposit amount listed above will be refunded.

Financial Assistance

The Davidson Institute provides financial assistance (FA) to Young Scholar families who demonstrate financial need for STARS. FA may be available to help defer a portion of program fees and/or transportation expenses. Please keep in mind that the Davidson Institute has seen an increase in the number of families applying and qualifying for FA; therefore, we must prioritize the distribution of funds we have available to assist families. FA awards never cover 100% of any expense.

Should your family need FA for your participant to attend the program, please email to request further information on how to apply.

The FA application process can take some time and we encourage you to have your application completed by January 7, 2022, so notification of award status can be sent to you prior to the STARS deposit deadline of February 11, 2022. This deadline is crucial if your decision to attend is dependent upon FA.

Additional assistance may be obtainable through state scholarships. See this list for the state-specific scholarships geared toward younger gifted students.


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