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Tuition & Fees

The tuition and fees listed below are in effect for courses that begin between July 1, 2017, and June 30, 2018.

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, most computer science and technology, and science courses below the AP level (except Intro to Forensics and Inventions in Engineering) are individually paced.

The following tuitions are in effect for individually paced courses that start July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018.

  • 3 months tuition: $ 800
  • 6 months tuition: $1,550
  • 9 months tuition: $2,215

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 $290 (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.

Session-based courses

Tuition varies by course. All AP, forensics, engineering, English language development, grammar, critical reading, music, NCAA-approved math, NCAA-approved science, visual fluency, world languages, and writing courses are session-based. The following tuitions are in effect for session-based courses that start September, 2017, through June 30, 2018.

ProgramCourseTuition
EngineeringInventions in Engineering$805
Introduction to Computer Science and Engineering$705
ForensicsIntroduction to Forensics (NCAA Approved)$805
Advanced PlacementAP Biology (NCAA Approved)$1,470
AP Calculus AB (NCAA Approved)$1,780
AP Calculus BC  (NCAA Approved)$1,780
Calculus C  (NCAA Approved)$1,780
AP Chemistry (NCAA Approved)$1,470
AP Chinese Language and Culture  (NCAA Approved)$1,830
AP Computer Science A$1,440
AP English Language and Composition  (NCAA Approved)$1,440
AP Macroeconomics  (NCAA Approved)$1,440
AP Microeconomics  (NCAA Approved)$1,440
AP Physics 1  (NCAA Approved)$1,470
AP Physics 2  (NCAA Approved)$1,470
AP Psychology  (NCAA Approved)$1,440
AP Spanish Language and Culture  (NCAA Approved)$1,830
AP Spanish Literature and Culture  (NCAA Approved)$1,830
AP US Government & Politics  (NCAA Approved)$1,440
AP US History  (NCAA Approved)$1,440

Critical Reading &
Grammar

Young Readers' Series for Grades 2 and 3$580*
Young Readers' Series for Grades 4  - 6$580*
Young Adult Readers' Series for Grades 7 - 9$580*
Art Meets Science: Literature$580
Art Meets Science: Nonfiction$580
Building Blocks$580
Grammar FUNdamentals$580
From Structure to Style  (NCAA Approved)$580
MathematicsAP Calculus AB (NCAA Approved)$1,780
AP Calculus BC (NCAA Approved)$1,780
Calculus C (NCAA Approved)$1,780
AP Statistics (NCAA Approved)$1,780
Differential Equations (NCAA Approved)$1,780
Honors Algebra I (NCAA Approved)$1,780
Honors Algebra II (NCAA Approved)$1,780
Honors Geometry (NCAA Approved)$1,780
Honors Precalculus (NCAA Approved)$1,780
Linear Algebra (NCAA Approved)$1,780
Multivariable Calculus (NCAA Approved)$1,780
MusicMastering the Fundamentals of Music$840
ScienceAP Biology (NCAA Approved)$1,470
AP Chemistry (NCAA Approved)$1,470
AP Physics 1 (NCAA Approved)$1,470
AP Physics 2 (NCAA Approved)$1,470
Honors Biology (NCAA Approved)$1,780
Honors Chemistry (NCAA Approved)$1,780
Honors Physics (NCAA Approved)$1,780
Visual FluencyVisual Literacy$580
Visual Storytelling$580
Writing SeriesThe Process of Writing$1,000
Writing for an Audience$1,000
Crafting the Essay (NCAA Approved)$1,000
Writing Analysis & Persuasion (NCAA Approved)$1,000
Crafting Poetry (NCAA Approved)$1,000
Crafting Fiction (NCAA Approved)$1,000
Crafting the Essay for English Language Learners$1530
ArabicArabic for Elementary Students, Basic, Parts I, II III, IV$1,020*
Arabic for Elementary Students, Intermediate, Parts I, II$1,020*
Arabic Language, Basic, Parts I, II, III (NCAA Approved)$1,195*
Arabic Language, Intermediate, Parts I, II, III, IV (NCAA Approved)$1,195*
Arabic Language, Advanced, Part I, II, III, IV (NCAA Approved)$1,195*
Arabic Readers' Workshop$365*
ChineseChinese for Elementary Students, Basic, Parts I, II$1,020*
Chinese for Elementary Students, Int., Parts I, II, III, IV$1,020*
Chinese for Elementary Students, Adv., Parts I, II III, IV$1,020*
Chinese Language, Basic, Parts I, II, III$1,195*
Chinese Language, Intermediate, Parts I, II, III, IV (NCAA Approved)$1,195*
Chinese Language, Advanced, Parts I, II, III, IV (NCAA Approved)$1,195*
Chinese Essay Writing$1,195*
Chinese Readers' Workshop$365*
SpanishSpanish for Elementary Students, Basic, Parts I,II,III, IV$1,020*
Spanish for Elementary Students, Int., Parts I, II, III, IV$1,020*
Spanish for Elementary Students, Adv., Parts I, II$1,020*
Spanish Language, Basic, Parts I, II, III, IV (NCAA Approved)$1,195*
Spanish Language, Int., Parts I, II, III, IV (NCAA Approved)$1,195*
Spanish Language, Adv., Parts I, II (NCAA Approved)$1,195*
Spanish Language Essay Writing$1,195
Spanish Readers' Workshop$365*
Spanish Literature Readers' Workshop$470*
ELDVocabulary, Grammar, and Writing Using STEM$1,195*
Essay Writing Using STEM$1,195
Crafting the Essay for English Language Learners$1,550

*Tuition is listed per course, not per series.
 

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.

CourseTuitionStart Date
The Process of Writing$1,000September 25 and November 27, 2017; January 29, April 4, and June 4, 2018
Writing for an Audience$1,000September 25 and November 27, 2017; January 29, April 4, and June 4, 2018
Crafting the Essay$1,000September 25 and November 27, 2017; January 29, April 4, and June 4, 2018
Writing Analysis & Persuasion$1,000September 25 and November 27, 2017; January 29, April 4, and June 4, 2018

Fees for all courses

$15 Non-refundable Application Fee: required for all applicants, including those who are extending an individually paced enrollment
$20 Non-refundable International Fee: 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 
cty.jhu.edu/placement to take free math, science, and computer science and technology placement tests to help determine appropriate course placement. Contact ctyonline@jhu.edu to request a 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, Discover, 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.

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 business 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.

Note about textbooks

Some courses require the separate purchase of a textbook or other course materials. See the specific course description for details. If your course requires the purchase of materials, please order the materials well in advance of the start date.

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 materials in some courses (see individual course descriptions).

 

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