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Tuition and Fees

Fee Details for 2022

THINK program fees covers course credits, board, textbooks and class materials, laundry fees, and the cost of planned program activities. Additionally, participants are responsible for transportation to and from the program and spending money.

All program fees are nonrefundable. See current COVID-19 related refund policies.

Application Fee$50
Remaining Tuition $3,000
Optional airport shuttle fee$30 each way
Optional unaccompanied minor fee$80 each way

Application Fee

A $50 application fee must be paid at time of application submission.


After receiving an acceptance email, a $1,000 deposit is due within two weeks to reserve your students place in the program. 

Remaining Tuition

Remaining tuition balance is due April 29, 2022.

Financial Assistance

The Davidson Institute provides financial assistance (FA) to families who demonstrate financial need for THINK. FA may be available to help defer a portion of tuition, 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 financial assistance; therefore, we must prioritize the distribution of funds we have available to assist families. Davidson Institute financial assistance awards never cover 100% of any expense.

Should your family need FA to attend the program, please complete the Financial Assistance Application concurrently with the Davidson THINK Summer Institute application and no later than March 1, 2022. This ensures that notification of award status can be sent to you prior to any deposit deadlines. This deadline is crucial if your decision to attend is dependent upon FA.

If you are a Davidson Young Scholar who already has a current, approved FA application on file, please contact our Financial Assistance Coordinator at


Additional assistance may be obtainable through these national and state scholarships. Gifted associations or local business may also provide financial support or sponsorships to community members.