Tuition & Fees

The cost for fellows to attend DCSI is:
  • A non-refundable $250 program fee
  • A $250 spring course fee (for NM and LCE only)
  • Standard Summer Session tuition and fees for six credits (since the cost per credit hour changes year-to-year, please check here for current rates -- http://www.wm.edu/offices/financialoperations/sa/tuition/undergraduate/index.php)
    • 2017 rates:
      • In-State $400/credit hour
      • Out-of-State $1,150/credit hour
      • Non-refundable one-time registration fee of $25
      • Non-refundable one-time comprehensive fee of $55

So for an In-State NM student in 2017, the total cost of the above (without the optional housing) is $2,980.  For an Out-of-State student, it is $7,480.   

If you choose to live in DC housing provided by the W&M Washington Center during the DC Summer Institutes, there is the additional non-refundable cost of $4,000 for a double room or $6,000 for a single room (pending availability).  

*PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING: 

1. The spring 1-credit course is a required part of the DC Summer Institutes.  Students who wish to drop the 1-credit spring class have until the drop deadline on March 19 at 11:59pm to do so. If students drop by this deadline, the class fee charge will be removed, but students will forfeit their previously paid $1,500 in deposits for DCSI. Students who drop after the March 19 at 11:59pm deadline will still be responsible for all tuition, fees and housing charges. No refunds will be provided, no charges removed after March 19 at 11:59pm. April 3 is the last day to withdraw from the course.

Students who drop the spring course will be removed from the DC Summer Institutes.

2. Students who wish to drop the two summer courses have until the drop deadlines on May 16 (for the two week course) and June 7 (for the 10 week internship course) at 11:59pm to do so. If students drop by these deadlines, the tuition charges will be removed, but students will forfeit their previously paid in $1,500 deposits. Students who drop after the May 16 and June 7 at 11:59pm deadlines will still be responsible for all tuition and housing charges. No refunds will be provided, no charges removed after May 16 and June 7 at 11:59pm. May 23 (for the two week course) and July 11 (for the 10 week internship course) is the last day to withdraw from the course.

How fellows are billed:

Upon acceptance to the DC Summer Institutes, fellows will receive an invoice for a non-refundable $500 program deposit.

  • The $500 invoice is due:
    • November 30 
  • The $500 invoice is billing students for:
    • The $250 program fee
    • A $250 tuition deposit (which will later be applied toward your summer tuition bill)

In February, housing invoices go out for any DCSI student wishing to live in W&M housing in DC.

  • A non-refundable deposit of $1,800 is due on March 15.

On March 1, a second non-refundable deposit for $1,000 is due (this goes directly towards the later billed tuition).  

After paying the second deposit, students will be registered for the two summer courses, and the following will be billed on their May 8 W&M Student Accounts eStatement and is due June 1, 2018.

  • In-State ($400/credit hour) or Out-of-State ($1,150/credit hour) tuition
  • Non-refundable one-time registration fee of $25
  • Non-refundable one-time comprehensive fee of $55
  • IF APPLICABLE: Remaining non-refundable housing charges of $1,800

 

Financial Aid

Currently enrolled and matriculated W&M students can take out student loans, private loans, or their parents can take out a PLUS Loan, to cover the cost of DC Summer Institutes. Students must complete a FAFSA form to apply for loans. Students must also complete a Summer Aid Application. For questions regarding this process, please contact Ginia Anderson at the W&M Financial Aid office.

Day to Day Costs in DC

The average cost per student will vary; however, most students report spending roughly $70 per week on "groceries and other necessities" and about $40 per week on Metro fare.

What your Tuition and Fees Will Cover

In addition to the academic credit you’ll receive from the College for completing the DC Summer Institutes, your tuition and fees cover:

  • Staff support while you secure a guaranteed internship and while you intern throughout the summer
  • Regular meetings with staff for personalized career advice, guidance on resumes, cover letters, and applications
  • Lunch each class day in May
  • Dinner for each spring course meeting date
  • A Ropes Course day in late April
  • Programming and dinners on select evenings during the summer
  • Subsidized social/cultural events throughout the summer
  • A local alumni mentor and introductory dinner event
  • A small Metro pass to get you started with DC area travel
  • Ticket to our closing farewell reception at the end of the summer
Dropping/Withdrawing from the Institutes

Your initial $500 deposit is completely non-refundable at any time. Your second deposit ($1,000) is completely non-refundable at any time.  

The spring 1-credit course is a required part of the DC Summer Institutes.  Students who wish to drop the 1-credit spring class have until the drop deadline on March 19 at 11:59pm to do so. If students drop by this deadline, the class fee charge will be removed, but students will forfeit their previously paid $1,500 in deposits for DCSI. Students who drop after the March 19 at 11:59pm deadline will still be responsible for all tuition, fees and housing charges. No refunds will be provided, no charges removed after March 19 at 11:59pm. April 3 is the last day to withdraw from the course.

Students who drop the spring course will be removed from the DC Summer Institutes.

Students who wish to drop the two summer courses have until the drop deadlines on May 16 (for the two week course) and June 8 (for the 10 week internship course) at 11:59pm to do so. If students drop by these deadlines, the tuition charges will be removed, but students will forfeit their previously paid in $1,500 deposits. Students who drop after the May 16 and June 7 at 11:59pm deadlines will still be responsible for all tuition and housing charges. No refunds will be provided, no charges removed after May 16 and June 7 at 11:59pm. May 22 (for the two week course) and July 11 (for the 10 week internship course) is the last day to withdraw from the course.

  • In order to drop from the DC Summer Institutes, you will need to send an email from your W&M account to [[eebattle, ERIN BATTLE, PROGRAM COORDINATOR]] by 11:59pm on:
  • March 19 for the spring 1-credit course
  • May 16 for the two week course
  • June 7 for the 10 week internship course

No other communication will be considered a formal drop request.  

 In order to withdraw your DC Summer Institutes courses, you will need to send an email from your W&M account to [[eebattle, ERIN BATTLE, PROGRAM COORDINATOR]]  by 11:59pm on:

  • April 2 for the spring 1-credit course
  • May 22 for the two week course
  • July 11 for the 10 week internship course

You will then receive a grade of “W.”  No other communication will be considered a formal drop request.