Tisch Summer High School Program Tuition and Scholarships

Tuition and Fees

Total Estimated Program Cost:

Summer 2024

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

  • Tuition for 6 units (credits): $11,064

Filmmakers Workshop and Photography and Imaging Tracks

  • Tuition for 4 units (credits): $7,376

Additional Fees

  • Program Fee (activities facilitated by Residential Life & Housing): $200

Housing for 4 weeks: 

  • Housing in Manhattan (Dance, Drama, Drama: Production and Design, Dramatic Writing, Film, and Photography tracks): $1,704

  • Housing in Brooklyn (Game Design and Recorded Music tracks): $1,232
  • 10 meals* a week for 4 weeks: $768

*Students in the residential program are automatically enrolled in the 10 meals a week plan for the length of the program. Students have the option of increasing their meal plan if they wish.

Summer 2024 Program Specific Fees

  • Dance Ticket Fee: $340
  • Drama Ticket Fee: $456
  • Dramatic Writing Ticket Fee: $340
  • Film Narrative Lab and Insurance Fee: $663
  • Game Design Ticket Fee: $217
  • Game Design Lab Fee: $162
  • Photography and Imaging Lab Fee: $456
  • Photography and Imaging Ticket Fee: $456
  • Recorded Music Ticket Fee: $340
  • Recorded Music Lab Fee: $316


Tisch has a limited number of scholarships for high school students to attend the Tisch summer programs. Scholarships are given to students who demonstrate the most financial need. Generally scholarships cover the tuition, fees, housing, and meal plan.

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 11, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. ET and the deadline to submit your scholarship application is Wednesday, February 1, 2024 at 5:00 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

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 1, 2023 at 5:00 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 CandidFastwebKickstarterGoFundMe, or Scholly for assistance.