SLAI offers an all-inclusive tuition fee for our 2021 virtual programs.

The tuition amount is based on the number of credits awarded for each program.

The all-inclusive tuition fee for our online institute covers:

  • Course tuition
  • Class supplies
  • Books and materials
  • Program-specific software

Application Fee

Each student will be required to submit a $75 application fee with their application. This covers the detailed processing and review time invested into our applications. Please allow 2 business days for the application fee to be marked as “received” on the student’s application dashboard.

Need-based scholarship applicants will have the opportunity to waive the fee after submitting their online application form via their application dashboard.

2021 Online Program Tuition Cost

Art in a Changing Landscape – $2,100

Exploring Global Pandemics – $2,800

Computer Science: Perceiving and Responding – $2,800

Humanities: Ways of Knowing, Ways of Power in the Renaissance – $2,800

Local Applied Sustainability – $2,800

Need-based scholarships are available. Need-based scholarship applicants may identify with the following groups: low and middle income, DACA, first generation, and underrepresented demographic groups. If you question your eligibility for a need-based scholarship, please contact our office. Visit our apply page for information on the need-based scholarship application process.

First Tuition Payment

After acceptance, students will have one week to confirm their attendance to SLAI and submit their first tuition payment of $500 in order to reserve their spot in the program. Exceptions can be made for scholarship students.

2021 Cancellation Policy

Our cancellation policy applies to all students that have applied or been accepted to our Institute and its programs. 

Written withdrawals received by the Summer Liberal Arts Institute office:

  • on or before April 16, 2021 will receive a refund of all fees paid over and above the $75 Application Fee.
  • between April 17 and May 14, 2021 will receive a refund of 50% of all fees paid over and above the $75 Application Fee.
  • on or after May 15, 2021 will not receive a refund.

All cancellations and refund requests must be submitted in writing to summer@carleton.edu. Please allow up to 10 business days for your refund to be processed. Refunds are typically issued in the same form of payment as the original payment.

No refunds or discounts will be given for early departures prior to the end of the program. Any participant who is dismissed from the program due to disciplinary issues or who voluntarily withdraws from their program for any reason, will not receive a refund.

This written cancellation policy is always binding and no verbal communication from SLAI staff can override this policy.