Registrations & Tuition

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 Workshops:

Weekend Workshops (grades 5-12) are $599 per 10-week session.
Online School Year Workshops (grades 5-12) are $599 per 10-week session.

We offer a fall session and a spring session. Workshop 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 projectfun@digipen.edu.

Summer Workshops:

Young Explorers and one-week Juniors Summer Workshops (Grades 1-3) are $699 per one-week workshop. (Junior R/C Car Racing excepted.) These workshops require a non-refundable deposit of $195 to reserve a seat.
Two-week Junior Summer Workshops (Grades 4-7), Teen Summer Workshops (Grades 8-12), and Scholars Programs (Grades 8-12) are $1,349 – $1,549 per two-week session. Two-week programs require a non-refundable deposit of $395.
Master Class Programs (Grades 10-12) are $2,049 per two-week session.
Pre-College Programs (Grades 11-12+) are $2,699 per four-week session. Pre-College Programs require an application.
Online Workshops are $495 per two-week session and require a non-refundable deposit of $100.

Full tuition is due on April 30th.  If you have any questions please e-mail projectfun@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 a additional $50 late registration fee added for registrations after the registration deadlines.

Summer Workshops

If a Summer Workshop 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 can withdraw their student from a  Summer Program by the tuition due date of May 1st to receive a full refund minus the non-refundable deposit (view Tuition to see non-refundable deposit amounts). Parents who withdraw their student after May 1st will receive no refund for fees paid.

Workshops can be transferred as long as there is space available, with no fees before the start of the program.

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 for programs offered through DigiPen’s K-12 Programs are available to applicants based on their financial need. In order to offer as many opportunities to students as possible, we require an application be submitted prior to the beginning of the class or workshop, with due dates varying based on the program. 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. Applications for these programs must be completed at least three weeks prior to the course start date.

Summer, Weekend, Afterschool, or Online Programs:

• Each student may only be considered for one workshop tuition assistance per season (Summer, Fall, or Spring).
• Summer Program tuition assistance applications are open until May 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 May, with families notified shortly thereafter.
• Weekend Workshops, Studios and School Year Online programs tuition assistance applications are currently closed. Applications for these programs must be received at least three weeks prior to the workshop start date.

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 tution 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 Application

Summer Workshops Application

School Year Workshops 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 22!

Sibling Discount

Each sibling enrolled can receive a discount.

Please Note:
Discounts are not available for the Pre-College Program or online programs. Percentage 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 scholarship 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.