THINK Summer Institute

Summary of Payments

Application Fee

A $55 non-refundable application fee must be paid at time of application submission by visiting the Davidson Institute online store.


Deposit and Tuition Information

THINK tuition of $3,500 covers course credits, room, board, textbooks and class materials and the cost of planned program activities is due. All fees are non-refundable. Additionally, participants are responsible for transportation to and from the program and spending money.

Please see the chart below for important payment dates:

Program Application: $55 fee*  April 1, 2016
Deposit Fee: $1,000 2 weeks from acceptance date
Remaining Balance: $2,500 May 13, 2016


*Application Fee Exceptions:


      - Returning THINKers, current Davidson Academy students and former STARS enter coupon code for discount.


Making Payments

Once accepted, please visit the Davidson Institute online store to make both your tuition deposit and remaining tuition payments. In order to hold their spot in the program, participants are responsible for a deposit fee of $1,000 two weeks after they have received acceptance notification.


Financial Assistance

The Davidson Institute for Talent Development provides financial assistance (FA) to families who demonstrate financial need for THINK. FA may be available to help defer a portion of tuition, room & board, and/or transportation expenses. Should your family need FA for student to attend the program, please complete the Financial Assistance Application found here concurrently with the Davidson THINK Summer Institute application. If you are a returning student and/or a Davidson Young Scholar who already has a FA application on file, please contact our Financial Assistance Coordinator at