The information below may be out-of-date for our 2020 online program. Please check our COVID page for updated links and changes.

Tuition & Payment





Fees for ATDP courses can be found under the individual SD and ED course descriptions. This includes the base tuition fee and facilities fee, but does not include the application processing fee, nor expenses for textbooks, personal supplies, or transportation. Families will be notified of their balance due when placement decisions are made available. For those making a single payment, families will have until their tuition deadline to send payment for the entire balance. If a family needs to pay in installments, the first payment of at least $100 must be sent by their Tuition Deadline (see rightbelow) and the remaining balance must be fully paid by two weeks prior to the start of classes: June 12 for SD, and June 26 for ED.

  • 2020 Tuition Deadlines
  • SD: Monday, April 27
  • ED: Wednesday, May 27

See full program calendars



Application Processing Fee

There is a processing fee for each application. The fee is $50 for domestic students. For international students attending school outside the US, the fee is $80 and must be paid online. This fee is non-refundable. It covers only the cost of application processing and does not apply toward tuition or facilities fees. Available payment methods include:

  • Online payment by credit or debit card (online applications only).
  • Check or money order made payable to “UC Regents.” Write the division (SD or ED) and the student’s first and last name on the memo line. Mail or deliver your check payment to ATDP.
  • Those applying for need-based financial aid may apply for a processing fee waiver if the fee poses a financial hardship. See Financial Aid.
We cannot accept cash payments or foreign checks/money orders.



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 course tuition only, not from the application processing fee or the facilities fee.



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 ($80 for international students) is also nonrefundable.

  • 2020 Full Refund Deadlines
  • SD: June 5
  • ED: June 26