Tisch Summer High School Program Tuition and Scholarships

Tuition and Fees

The Tisch Summer High School Program is on offer, in-person for summer 2022; however, we must remain flexible in our response to changing developments due to COVID-19. The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff is our first priority. If we are unable to conduct the program on campus as planned, we will shift to remote instruction. Any changes to program format will be communicated promptly if and when they are confirmed.

Total Estimated Program Cost:

Summer 2022

Dance, Drama, Drama: Production and Design, Dramatic Writing, Game Design, and Recorded Music Tracks

  • Tuition, Registration, and Services Fee for 6 units (credits): $10,375

Filmmakers Workshop and Photography + Imaging Tracks

  • Tuition, Registration, and Services Fee for 4 units (credits): $7,065

Summer 2022 housing and meal rates will be announced soon.

Summer 2022 Program Specific Fees

  • Dance Ticket Fee: $326
  • Drama Ticket Fee: $439
  • Dramatic Writing Ticket Fee: $439
  • Film Ticket Fee: $209
  • Film Lab Fee: $638
  • Game Design Ticket Fee: $209
  • Game Design Lab Fee: $156
  • Photography Ticket Fee: $439
  • Photography Lab Fee: $439
  • Recorded Music Ticket Fee: $326
  • Recorded Music Lab Fee: $304


Tisch has a limited number of full scholarships for high school students to attend the Tisch summer programs. The scholarship covers the cost of tuition and fees, housing for the four-week program, and a 21 meals-a-week plan for the four-week program. The scholarship does not cover the costs of travel to and from Tisch School of the Arts for the program nor the required health insurance to attend the program. Scholarships are given to students who demonstrate the most financial need. 

A link to the electronic scholarship application will be emailed to you once you submit a complete admissions application. Tisch Special Programs reserves the right to request additional documentation.

The deadline to submit your admissions application is Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 5 p.m. ET and the deadline to submit your scholarship application is Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at 5 p.m. ET.

Late submissions will not be considered.

How To Apply

Step 1 - Review Requirements and Eligibility

To be eligible for a scholarship, students must:

  • Complete the online program and scholarship applications (Steps 2, 3 and 4)

  • Demonstrate financial need

  • Be a United States citizen or permanent resident. (Non-United States citizens are ineligible for the Tisch Summer High School Scholarship. We encourage international students to seek other sources of financial aid where available.)

Step 2 - Start your online Program Application

  • To be considered for a scholarship you must first complete your application to the Tisch Summer High School program. 

  • Visit the Tisch Summer High School Application page for instructions and access to the application.

Step 3 - Complete the Online Scholarship Application

Upon successful submission and noted completion by our office of your online application form, you will be sent a link to the NYU Supplemental Profile Form. The Supplemental Profile Form is used by the University to gather statistics about applicants to NYU programs. 

Within two business days of submitting the NYU Supplemental Profile Form, you will receive an email with instructions on how to access the Scholarship Application.

Step 4 - Submit Your Scholarship Form and Supporting Documents

Fill out the Scholarship Application and submit. If Tisch Special Programs requires additional documentation, we will reach out to you by email. Your scholarship application must be submitted by Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at 5 p.m. ET. 

  • You will receive an email verification when your scholarship application is complete and sent to the Tisch Office of Financial Aid for review. 

Step 5 - Await Notification

You will be notified of the outcome of your scholarship application in your final admissions status notification email. 

As there are a limited number of need-based scholarships available, students applying to the Tisch Summer High School program should also research other avenues for financial sponsorship. Former participants in the program have reached out to local businesses in their community; larger corporations like airlines; local, city, and state government offices; and fundraising sites like Candid, Fastweb, Kickstarter, GoFundMe, or Scholly for assistance.