Registrations & Tuition

Registering for DigiPen Academy Programs

To register for a DigiPen Academy program, visit our registration portal. Filter to find the program that you wish to sign up for, create an account and follow the prompts to submit your registration.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All new and previous users need to set up a new account. 

If you have any questions or need assistance, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Our office is open Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. PST.
Call (425) 629-5007 or email us at

DigiPen Academy Courses:

Courses can be held with a non-refundable deposit. Some courses may have additional non-refundable materials fees.  Full tuition is due on August 1 for the Fall Semester. After August 1st and after December 1st, there is no refund of any fees paid, a $50 transfer fee will apply to requested class transfers, and there will be a $50 late registration fee. Payment plans are available. If you have any questions or special needs, please e-mail

School Year Programs:

We offer a fall session and a spring session. Program selections, schedules, tuition, and non-refundable deposits may vary.

Registration and full tuition deadline are two weeks before the start of the workshop. We allow late registration but do not guarantee that all supplies needed will be ready for that student. If you have any questions or would like to be put on a wait-list, please e-mail

Summer Workshops:

Payment plans are available. When you register, you have the option to choose to make 1 payment a month. The sooner you sign up, the more payments you can make.

Full tuition is due on May 1st. All programs require a non-refundable deposit.  If you have any questions, please e-mail

Program selections, schedules, tuition, and non-refundable deposits may vary.

Academic Programs

Parents can withdraw their student from a School Year Program by the program registration deadline to receive a full refund minus the non-refundable deposit and any materials fees. Parents who withdraw their student from a School Year Program after the program registration deadline will receive no refund for fees paid. Registration deadlines, unless otherwise noted, are two weeks before the start of the program. The Registration deadline for DigiPen Academy Fall semester is August 1st and the Registration deadline for the DigiPen Academy Spring Semester is December 1st. There will be an additional $100 late registration fee added for registrations after the registration deadlines.

Weekend Workshops, Afterschool Clubs, & Summer Programs

If a Program is canceled for any reason, you will be notified no later than 14 days before the workshop’s start date and offered a full refund.

Parents who voluntarily withdraw their student from a Weekend Program before the stated registration deadline receive a full refund minus the non-refundable deposit, which is forfeit.

Parents who voluntarily withdraw their student from a Summer Program before the registration deadline of April 30, receive a refund of tuition paid, minus the non-refundable deposit, which is forfeit. Parents who withdraw their students after April 30, will receive no refund for any fees paid.

Registration Deadlines:

Spring Online registration deadline is the Wednesday before the start date of the program you are registering.

Summer Online registration deadline is two weeks before the start date of the program you are registering for. 

Summer Online Programs Voluntary Withdrawal: All payments made, less the 50% non-refundable deposit, will be refunded to you for voluntary withdrawals prior to April 30. After April 30, there will be no refund of tuition.

Summer Online Programs Non-refundable Deposit and Fee: A non-refundable deposit of 50% is due upon registration to hold your seat. After June 1, full payment is required to hold your seat.

For more on Summer Program Info & Policies please see our Campus Info & Policies page.

While Weekend Workshops, Afterschool Clubs  & Summer Programs can be transferred as long as there is space available, a transfer fee of $150 is charged, plus any difference in the total cost of the new course.

If you have any questions about tuition, discounts, tuition assistance, or cancellation policies, email or call our office at (425) 629-5007.

Tuition assistance and payment plans are available for programs offered through DigiPen’s K-12 Programs to applicants based on their financial need. In order to offer as many tuition assistance opportunities to students as possible, we require an application be submitted prior to the beginning of the program for assistance, with due dates varying based on the program. Weekend and School Year Online Programs do not qualify for tuition assistance.

Please review the eligibility guidelines and then follow the application link listed below!

DigiPen Academy Courses:

Need-based scholarships are available, but limited, and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Payment plans are available upon request – please contact with questions and to make arrangements for payment plans.

Summer Programs:

• Each student may only be considered for one workshop tuition assistance per season (Summer).
• Summer Program tuition assistance applications are open until April 1st.  They are considered in advance of the beginning of workshops to provide families time to prepare. They open yearly in December, coinciding with the release of our Summer Program lineup, and close in April, with families notified shortly thereafter.


Eligibility for need-based tuition assistance is based on the guidelines below, encompassing household size (all adults and children living in a single household) and income standards. However, falling within these guidelines does not guarantee tuition assistance.

Similarly, if an applicant does not fall within these guidelines but can prove an additional financial hardship or special circumstances, the tuition assistance committee will take this into consideration and may grant assistance. Please include this information in your application.

Household Income Guidelines

Household Size: 2  – Max Yearly Income $34,000

Household Size: 3  – Max Yearly Income $42,000

Household Size: 4  – Max Yearly Income $50,000

Household Size: 5  – Max Yearly Income $58,000

Household Size: 6  – Max Yearly Income $66,000

Household Size: 7  – Max Yearly Income $67,000

Household Size: 8  – Max Yearly Income $69,000

Household Size: 9  – Max Yearly Income $70,000

Household Size: 10  – Max Yearly Income $72,000

Application Requirements

To apply for tuition assistance, please submit the online application form, available below when programs are available. In order to complete your application, you will need to provide the following documents for each parent/guardian:

  • Pay stub or P&L
  • IRS Tax Return Transcript – Please note this is not a Form 1040. You may request a Tax Return Transcript here: The IRS recommends that you allow 10 business days to receive this document. Please black out your social security information.
    • You may submit the Tax Return Transcript for the most recent year you filed taxes.  If you have not filed within the past few years, the IRS can also provide a Letter of Non-Filing, which is also acceptable.

An application missing any of these documents will be considered incomplete and cannot be considered for tuition assistance. Applications will not be reviewed unless all materials are received by the deadline.


To apply for a tuition assistance, please submit the online  application form, available below when programs are available:

Summer Program Tuition Assistance Application

If your student is under the age of 13, you may be eligible to count a DigiPen Academy Summer Program as an expense toward the Child and Dependent Care Credit. Visit the IRS website for more information. DigiPen Institute of Technology’s tax ID number is 91-1946296.