Registrations & Tuition

Registration is Open for Spring 2021. All Classes are currently being taught live and online through June 2021.

Registering for DigiPen Academy Programs

To register for a DigiPen Academy program, visit our new registration portal. Search or use the filter to find the program that you wish to sign up for, create an account or log in to your account, and follow the prompts to submit your registration. If you are a returning family, your old login information should still work. You might need to reset your password. If you have any questions or issues, don’t hesitate to email academy@digipen.edu.

Homeschool Registration

We want all students to be successful here! To make the most out of your students’ time at the DigiPen Homeschool Academy, families new to the program are encouraged to speak with a DigiPen Homeschool Academy Coordinator before enrolling in courses. We can assist you in placing your student into the appropriate courses. Prerequisites for courses, as well as the general age and grade range that a given course is suitable for, are listed with the specific course descriptions. DigiPen understands that the abilities of homeschooled students do not always fit traditional standards and you are encouraged to contact us should you feel there are factors that should be considered.

To schedule a time to speak with a coordinator, or to arrange a tour, please contact academy@digipen.edu.

DigiPen Academy Courses:

DigiPen Academy semester-long courses (Grades K-12) are $699 per semester.
DigiPen Academy full-year courses (Grades K-12) that meet once per week are $1,398.
DigiPen Academy full-year courses (Grades K-12) that meet twice per week are $2,796.

Courses can be held with a non-refundable deposit of 25%. Some courses may have additional non-refundable materials fees.  Tuition is due on August 1, 2019 for the Fall Semester. After August 1 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 academy@digipen.edu

School Year Programs:

Weekend Programs (grades K-12) are $799 per 10-week session.
Online School Year Workshops (grades 5-12) vary depending on supplies per 10-week session.

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

Registration and full tuition deadline is two weeks prior to the start of the workshop. We do 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 academy@digipen.edu.

Summer Workshops:

1-Week programs base price is $799.
2-week programs base price is $1,499
Master Class Programs are $2,199
Pre-College Programs are $2,999
Online Programs start at $649

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 academy@digipen.edu.

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 $50 late registration fee added for registrations after the registration deadlines.

Weekend, Spring, & Summer Programs

If a Weekend or Summer 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, 2020, receive a refund of tuition paid, minus the 25% non-refundable deposit, which is forfeit. Parents who withdraw their students after April 30, 2020, will receive no refund for any fees paid.

Update 4/23/2020: Onsite programs have been canceled for Summer 2020. To keep things as simple as possible for all of our families, we are working closely with our registration system vendor to automatically cancel registrations and process all refunds by May 1, 2020. Our team is now working hard to verify refund amounts to ensure accuracy, including many of those families who are on payment plans. We anticipate that the credit may take 5-7 business days after being refunded to appear on the card (or cards) used at registration.

There will be new registration deadlines announced with our re-release of Summer Online programs on April 27th.

Update: 4/28/2020 – Spring online registration deadline is the Wednesday before the program you are regsitering for begins. 

Summer Online registration deadline is 2 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 June 15, 2020. After June 15, 2020, 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, 2020, full payment is required to hold your seat.

While Weekend, Spring & Summer Programs can be transferred as long as there is space available, a transfer fee of $100 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 academy@digipen.edu 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 academy@digipen.edu 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

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: http://www.irs.gov/individuals/get-transcript. 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.

Applications

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

Homeschool Academy Tuition Assistance Application

Summer Program Tuition Assistance Application

DigiPen Academy is pleased to offer a variety of discounts for our Summer participants!

Early Bird Discount

Automatically applies when you register and pay the non-refundable deposit/application fee. Deadline for 2020 is February 23!

Please Note:
Discounts are not available for the Pre-College Program or online programs. Discounts cannot be combined, and promotions are not available on past orders.

We are happy to offer tuition assistance for all of our programs.  The tuition assistance application deadline for all Summer Programs is April 1st, tuition assistance amounts vary.  Please see tuition assistance, above, for more information as well as details on tuition assistance application deadlines for other programs.

If you believe you qualify for a discount that has not been applied to your purchase, please let us know!  Email academy@digipen.edu.

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.