Tuition & Payment





Tuition fees for ATDP courses can be found under the individual SD and ED course descriptions. These include base tuition fees and facilities fee, but do not include the application processing fee, nor expenses for textbooks, personal supplies, or transportation. Families will also be notified of their balance due when placement decisions are mailed. For those making a single payment, families will have until the tuition deadline (see rightbelow) to send a check for the entire balance. If a family needs to pay in installments, the first payment of at least $100 must be postmarked by the notification deadline and the remaining balance must be fully paid by Friday, July 27 (the last day of classes).

  • 2018 Tuition Deadlines
  • SD Early: Monday, April 16
    SD Standard: Monday, April 30
  • ED Early: Wednesday, May 16
    ED Standard: Wednesday, May 30

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Application Processing Fee

The $50 non-refundable processing fee is separate from tuition and is payable by check only. Checks should be made out to “UC Regents” and mailed to the ATDP office with each completed application. Write the student’s first and last name and “SD” (for Secondary Division applications) or “ED” (for Elementary Division) on the check’s memo line.



Sibling Discount

For families sending two or more siblings to the program, a $35 tuition discount is available for each student. For example, if two siblings attended, each student would receive one $35 discount from tuition, for a total family discount of $70. This discount is taken from the base tuition fee only, not from the $50 application processing fee or the facilities fee.



Need-based Financial Aid

ATDP is a self-supporting program funded by student fees. However, limited need-based financial aid is available to qualified applicants. We are unable to provide financial aid to international students, those coming from outside of the immediate San Francisco Bay Area, or 11th graders who are new to the program.

Requests for financial aid—complete with supporting documents, tax returns, and schedules—are due by the standard application deadline (see rightbelow). We do not consider applications for financial aid after this deadline. If payment of the non-refundable $50 processing fee poses a financial hardship, attach a signed note of explanation with the tax returns in lieu of the payment.

All admission and placement decisions are made independently of financial aid status. Your application will not be held up pending a financial aid decision. However, we can only evaluate your request for financial aid once we receive all required documents. Financial aid decisions are based on total resources, not only on household income. Applicants' acceptance packet will include notification of the amount of financial aid. Awards cover base tuition only; they do not cover transportation, textbooks, course facilities fees or other expenses. Families who need to pay tuition in installments will have until July 28 to do so. Details will be included in the acceptance letter.

Financial aid documentation is included in step 2 of the SD or ED application instructions.

  • 2018 Application Deadlines for Financial Aid
  • SD: Wednesday, February 28
  • ED: Wednesday, March 28



Refund Policy

A parent whose registered student is unable to attend must withdraw the student in writing and may request a tuition refund. Prior to the full refund deadline, tuition and facilities fee payments are refundable (see rightbelow). After this date, refunds are subject to the ATDP Refund Schedule, which will be included in the student’s acceptance packet.

No refund will be made in the case of a student who fails to attend classes or is withdrawn from ATDP for failure to meet the standards of appropriate behavior, including completion of homework. The $50 processing fee is also nonrefundable.

  • 2018 Full Refund Deadlines
  • SD: Wednesday, May 16
  • ED: Wednesday, June 13