Program Dates & Tuition

The Summer Arts Institute has two sessions for high school students ages 14 through 17. Each session runs for three weeks and offers different courses from which to choose.

Program Dates

Summer 2018

Session 1: June 25 – July 14, 2018

Session 2: July 17 – August 4, 2018

Students arrive on the first day of the session and leave on the last day.

Find out what courses are offered each session


Program Cost

Tuition: $6,200

Tuition includes housing and dining in supervised Stanford residences, towels and bedding, field trip expenses, instruction, course materials and transportation between Stanford University and the San Francisco International Airport.


Financial Aid

  • There is limited financial aid available for the Summer Arts Institute. This aid will be offered in the form of partial and full scholarships.
  • Aid is granted based upon need, as well as other factors including merit. Members of historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
  • Students who wish to be considered for financial aid must submit a complete online financial aid application and provide all required income documentation within a week of submitting their application to the Summer Arts Institute.
  • The link to the financial aid application will be sent once an applicant has submitted the Preliminary Application.