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Tuition & Fees

The tuition and fees listed below are in effect for courses that begin on or after January 1, 2015. To see tuition rates for courses that begin from January 1 through June 30, 2016, please visit the 2016 Tuition & Fees page. 

Individually paced courses

Tuition for individually paced courses is based on the amount of time selected. Students who complete a course with five or more business days remaining in their enrollment may use the extra time to begin another individually paced course. Students who have not completed their course when their enrollment time ends may pay to re-enroll for more time. Math courses (including AP Calculus and AP Statistics), chess, computer science and technology, and science courses below the AP level (except Intro to Forensics and Inventions in Engineering) are individually paced.

  • 3 months tuition: $ 740
  • 6 months tuition: $1,430
  • 9 months tuition: $2,040

In addition to the 3, 6, or 9 month options, students who are extending their enrollment to finish an individually paced course may apply for a 1 month extension for $260 (tuition), plus the $15 Application Fee discussed below. The application fee may be waived if the student's enrollment period has not yet expired at the time the student applies for an extension. The 1 month tuition option is only available to students who are extending their enrollment in an unfinished individually paced course.The 1 month extension is not available to students who are enrolling into new individually paced courses.

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Session-based courses

Tuition varies by course. All writing, AP (except AP Calculus and AP Statistics), forensics, engineering, grammar, critical reading, visual fluency and world languages courses are session-based. The following tuitions are in effect for session-based courses that start between Jan.1, 2015 through Dec. 31, 2015.

ProgramCourseTuition
EngineeringInventions in Engineering$750
ForensicsIntroduction to Forensics$750
Advanced PlacementAP Biology$1370
AP Chemistry$1370
AP Chinese Language and Culture$1370
AP Computer Science A$1370
AP English Language and Composition$1370
AP Macroeconomics$1370
AP Microeconomics$1370
AP Physics 1$1370
AP Physics 2$1370
AP Psychology$1370
AP Spanish Language and Culture$1370
AP Spanish Literature and Culture$1370
AP US Government & Politics$1370
AP US History$1370
AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Calculus C, and AP Statistics
(individually paced, see above for tuition)

Critical Reading &
Grammar

Young Readers' Series for Grades 2 and 3$540*
Young Readers' Series for Grades 4  - 6$540*
Young Adult Readers' Series for Grades 7 - 9$540*
Art Meets Science: Literature$540
Art Meets Science: Nonfiction$540
Building Blocks$540
Grammar FUNdamentals$540
From Structure to Style$540
MusicMastering the Fundamentals of Music$800
Visual FluencyVisual Literacy$540
Visual Communication$540
Writing SeriesThe Process of Writing$920
Writing for an Audience$920
Crafting the Essay$920
Writing Analysis & Persuasion$920
Crafting Poetry$920
Crafting Fiction$920
Crafting the Essay for English Language Learners$1370
ArabicArabic for Elementary Students, Basic, Parts I, II III, IV$970*
Arabic for Elementary Students, Intermediate, Parts I, II$970*
Arabic Language, Basic, Parts I, II, III$1080*
Arabic Language, Intermediate, Parts I, II, III, IV$1080*
Arabic Language, Advanced, Part I, II, III, IV$1080*
Arabic Readers' Workshop$310*
ChineseChinese for Elementary Students, Basic, Parts I, II$970*
Chinese for Elementary Students, Int., Parts I, II, III, IV$970*
Chinese for Elementary Students, Adv., Parts I, II III, IV$970*
Chinese Language, Basic, Parts I, II, III$1080*
Chinese Language, Intermediate, Parts I, II, III, IV$1080*
Chinese Language, Advanced, Parts I, II, III, IV$1080*
Chinese Essay Writing$1080
Chinese Readers' Workshop$310*
SpanishSpanish for Elementary Students, Basic, Parts I,II,III, IV$970*
Spanish for Elementary Students, Int., Parts I, II, III, IV$970*
Spanish for Elementary Students, Adv., Parts I, II$970*
Spanish Language, Basic, Parts I, II, III, IV$1080*
Spanish Language, Int., Parts I, II, III, IV$1080*
Spanish Language, Adv., Parts I, II$1080*
Spanish Language Essay Writing$1080
Spanish Readers' Workshop$310*
Spanish Literature Readers' Workshop$420*
ELDVocabulary, Grammar, and Writing Using STEM$1080
Essay Writing Using STEM$1080
Crafting the Essay for English Language Learners$1370

*Tuition is listed per course, not per series

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Flexi-paced courses

Tuition varies by course. Students begin on a set start date and work with their instructors to develop a flexible schedule to complete the course within the following nine months. Deadline for applications is two weeks prior to the set start date.

CourseTuitionStarting
The Process of Writing$920Jan 26, Mar 31, Jun 8, Jul 31, Sep 28, & Nov 30, 2015
Writing for an Audience$920Jan 26, Mar 31, Jun 8, Jul 31, Sep 28, & Nov 30, 2015
Crafting the Essay$920Jan 26, Mar 31, Jun 8, Jul 31, Sep 28, & Nov 30, 2015
Writing Analysis & Persuasion$920Jan 26, Mar 31, Jun 8, Jul 31, Sep 28, & Nov 30, 2015

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Fees for all courses

$15 Non-refundable Application Fee is required for all applicants, including those who are extending an individually paced enrollment
$15 International Fee is required for all students living outside the United States (If the cost of shipping materials outside of the United States is above this amount, the excess cost will be charged directly to the student's account)
$25 Late Application Fee, for session-based courses only
$25 Course Change Fee. Course changes are generally not possible except when CTY determines that the student should be placed at a different level, in which case the fee is waived. If a course change is requested for another reason, and the change is approved by CTY, the course change fee is applied. [Qualified CTY students are encouraged to register at 
https://mycty.jhu.edu/surveys/placement/placement.cfm to take free math and computer science and technology placement tests to help determine appropriate course placement. Contact ctyonline@jhu.edu to request placement test if uncertain about which CTY Online Programs world language course would be the most appropriate place to begin.

Full payment of tuition and fees must accompany the application. Payment may be made by check, money order, MasterCard, or Visa. Students may enroll only after all past due balances are paid (including balances from other CTY programs). Payments are applied to oldest balances first and then to current application requirements. Applications cannot be processed without payment and will be returned.

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Refund policies and procedures

Parents and/or guardians can receive an 80 percent tuition refund by submitting a written withdrawal request to CTY no later than two weeks after the course start date. Students who withdraw from a course prior to the start date will receive a full refund of tuition paid. Refunds may take up to five buisness days to process for electronic payment. Paper check refunds take two to four weeks to process from the time that withdrawal notification is received by the CTY Registrar. Application fees will not be refunded. Send withdrawal requests to ctyonline@jhu.edu

Students who withdraw or fail to participate after the two-week withdrawal period are not eligible for refunds. Students who violate the Student Code of Conduct may be withdrawn from the program without refund.

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Note about textbooks

Some courses require the separate purchase of a textbook or other course materials. See the specific course description for details. Other materials, however, are supplied by CTY. If your course requires a textbook, please order it well in advance of the start date to be sure the student is equipped to begin.

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Note to students enrolling in individually paced courses

Students who complete a course with five or more days remaining in their enrollment are advanced to the next most appropriate individually paced course after receiving their grade for the previous course. Students can work on this new course until their enrollment period ends, or, if they want more time to work on the new course, they can pay additional tuition and fees to re-enroll for one or more months online through MyCTY. Note that students may be required to purchase a textbook in some courses (see individual course descriptions).

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