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Residential and Non Residential Programs
The full cost of residential tuition is $1,620 and non-residential tuition is $1,150, but thanks to our generous sponsors, every student is granted reduced tuition. We also offer merit-based and need-based tuition assistance to reduce the cost even further for students who qualify. Register between April and 2 weeks before the program and for the price of $895 (plus a $4.95 registration fee) for the Seattle University program and $425 (plus a $4.95 registration fee) for Renton Technical College and University of Washington Tacoma programs! Registration fees will increase closer to the program date and we usually have wait lists as it gets closer to the start of the program.
Please note to apply for the Merit-Based Scholarship and Need-Based Financial Assistance before you register for summer programs. Students can apply starting on November 30th, 2018 and applications are due by June 1st, 2019.
We offer two forms of Tuition Assistance:
1. Merit-Based Scholarships
Our Tuition Assistance Committee does not rely on any one criteria for our merit-based scholarships, but rather looks at the “whole student” – well-roundedness, community involvement, and demonstrated commitment to learning are a few of many qualities our committee values.
In order to be considered for the merit scholarship application, students must ask their school advisor to complete the Merit Based Scholarship Advisor Form prior to starting the application. Please note that this form must be completed prior to applying for the scholarship.
After your advisor has completed the Merit Based Scholarship Advisor Form, please click the link to access the Merit Based Scholarship Application. Your application will be reviewed within 2 weeks of when it is submitted, and WBW staff will contact you with the scholarship information needed at registration. Students that qualify for the Merit Based Scholarship will receive 12% off of their tuition.
2. Need-Based Financial Assistance
If you are on free/reduced lunch or experiencing financial hardship, we recommend that you apply for financial aid. Washington Business Week strives to make our programs available to as many students and families as possible. We welcome participation of youth without regard to race, gender, religion, disability, academic standing or economic status.
Students who receive free or reduced lunch and wish to apply for financial aid must have their school advisor complete the Financial Aid Advisor Form prior to starting the application. Please note that this form must be completed prior to applying for financial aid and students that qualify will automatically receive 50% off of their tuition.
After your advisor has completed the Financial Aid Advisor Form, please click the link to access the Financial Aid Application.
Families may apply for one or both types of tuition assistance. Please note that 100% assistance is not awarded (students may qualify for up to 80% off of their tuition to attend the program), and due to limited tuition assistance funds, we are not able to guarantee awards for every applicant, so it is important to apply as soon as possible.
*Milgard School of Business is sponsoring 10 students, preferably from the South Sound area and in need of financial assistance, to attend the University of Washington Tacoma Business Program. Students that would like to apply for the scholarship can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. WBW staff will contact the student to assess their financial need. This is on a first come, first served basis.
Would you like to fundraise for your own tuition? Click here and download our easy and printable sponsorship form!
We offer interest-free payment plans with a credit/debit card number on file. Payments are processed monthly on the 1st of the month and the number of payments will depend on when you register. The $25 non-refundable deposit (and $4.95 Active portal registration fee) must be paid at the time of registration and allows you to hold your students’ spot for the summer. Please note that refunds will not be given after June 1st, 2019.
A non-refundable deposit of $25 is due at the time of registration (along with the Active portal’s $4.95 registration fee which is non-refundable), even if your family is applying for tuition assistance or a payment plan. This deposit along with the Active portal registration fee will be applied to the program tuition and is non-refundable. Please note that no program refunds will not be given after June 1st, 2019.
Students are encouraged to bring along a small amount of money for incidental expenses such as soda, souvenirs, etc. Students must also provide their own transportation to and from the university. Carpooling is encouraged. There are also optional fees, if applicable, for parking at Seattle University (we encourage you to leave your car at home).
Your program tuition includes:
- A week’s stay at a beautiful university campus. All meals are included.
- Mentoring from business professionals and networking with industry leaders from around the state
- Inspiring presentations from employers and successful business people
- 2 college credits
- Opportunities to win college scholarships
- Your own WBW T-shirt & souvenir company photo
- A Certificate of Completion entitling you to use Washington Business Week on your resume and college/scholarship applications
- An amazing experience during a week you won’t forget!
Refunds will not be given after June 1st, 2019. If for any reason, you need to change your program details, or cancel your registration please contact WBW at email@example.com. Please note that your $25 non-refundable fee will not be reimbursed if you cancel at any time.
- A non-refundable deposit of $25 is due at the time of registration (along with the Active portal’s $4.95 registration fee which is non-refundable).
- No refunds will be given after June 1st, 2019.
- If you arrive late, do not attend or leave our program early due to accident, illness, homesickness, behavior problems, other activities to attend, or at student or parent request, there will be no refunds or prorated fees.