Costs & Aid
Learn about Costs & Aid Opportunities for Wharton Global Youth Programs
Wharton Global Youth programs provide a comprehensive and transformative educational experience for intellectually-curious high school students. Guided by Wharton’s culture of innovation, hands-on learning, collaboration, impact, and academic excellence, programs are designed to educate and inspire the next generation of global leaders. Fees and additional costs associated with attending on-campus programs vary, as outlined below.
Program fees and amenities vary by program. Choose your adventure to learn more.
|2023 ON-CAMPUS PROGRAMS||FEES|
|Essentials of Entrepreneurship||$7,299|
|Essentials of Finance||$7,299|
|Leadership in the Business World (LBW)||$9,899|
|Data Science Academy||$9,099|
|Management & Technology Summer Institute (M&TSI)||$9,000|
|ON-CAMPUS PROGRAM FEES INCLUDE:|
|Full academic and term fees, use of Penn academic facilities, on-campus housing, two meals a day Monday-Friday, two meals on Sunday (no meals Saturday due to excursions/activities), extracurricular activities and trips, student supervision.|
|ON-CAMPUS PROGRAM FEES DO NOT INCLUDE:|
|Non-refundable $100 application fee, travel to/from campus, airport transfers, gym access (may be available for additional fee); linens; class materials; meals eaten off campus; medical expenses; laundry; souvenirs; and personal spending money.|
|2023 LOCATION-BASED PROGRAMS||FEES|
|San Francisco, CA: Innovation and Startup Culture||$7,999|
|Cambridge, UK: Strategy and International Management||TBA|
|LOCATION-BASED PROGRAM FEES INCLUDE:|
|Full academic and term fees, use of academic facilities, housing, two meals a day Monday-Friday, two meals on Sunday (no meals Saturday due to excursions/activities), extracurricular activities and trips, student supervision.|
|LOCATION-BASED PROGRAM FEES DO NOT INCLUDE:|
|Non-refundable $100 application fee, travel to/from campus, airport transfers, gym access; linens; class materials; meals eaten off campus; medical expenses; laundry; souvenirs; and personal spending money.|
|2023 ONLINE PROGRAMS||FEES|
|Future of the Business World||$4,099|
|Essentials of Leadership||$4,099|
|Sports Business Academy||TBA|
|Moneyball Academy: Training Camp||$2,299|
|Moneyball Academy: Training Camp FLEX*||$2,099|
|Understanding Your Money**||$329|
*Does not include access to the GYM.
**Has no application fee and does not include access to the GYM.
|ONLINE PROGRAM FEES INCLUDE:|
|Full academic and term fees and exclusive summer-long access to the Wharton Global Youth Meetup (GYM) extracurricular programming platform|
|ONLINE PROGRAM FEES DO NOT INCLUDE:|
|Non-refundable $100 application fee, textbooks or academic materials required for coursework, and technology required for programming.|
The Wharton Global Youth Program is committed to supporting academically ambitious students with demonstrated financial need. Through a variety of need-based scholarships and financial awards, we are able to provide full or partial funding for a select number of eligible program participants.
Additional details regarding available scholarships will be published in December 2022. Applicants to the Management and Technology Summer Institute should visit the M&TSI site for details regarding available program scholarships.
Scholarship information is reviewed confidentially by the Wharton Global Youth Program team and does not influence admission decisions.
Application Fee Waivers
Applicants may qualify for an application fee waiver if they:
- Attend a School District of Philadelphia public or charter high school
- Applicants may email firstname.lastname@example.org to request the waiver.
- Have been nominated by an official Wharton Global Youth Program partner organization to apply for a summer program
- Partner organizations must request an application fee waiver on the student’s behalf.
What qualifies as a historically underrepresented group?
A historically underrepresented group describes a subset of a population that is traditionally underrepresented within American universities. This includes students of Hispanic/Latino, African American/Black, Pacific Islander, and Native American origins or backgrounds.
Can I apply for more than one scholarship?
Students may apply for more than one scholarship if they meet the eligibility criteria for multiple scholarship offerings. However, in order to financially support as many qualified applicants as possible, it is unlikely a student will receive more than one scholarship award.
Can international students apply for scholarships? Will it impact admissions decisions?
Yes, international students who meet the eligibility criteria of any of the scholarship awards above are more than welcome to apply. Scholarship applications are reviewed independently of program applications and will not impact admissions decisions.
When will I receive my scholarship decision?
Scholarship decisions will be emailed to applicants within 48 hours of the release of their admission decision. Students who are not admitted into a program will be considered ineligible for a program scholarship and will not receive a scholarship notification.
What costs does the scholarship cover? How is the award applied?
Program scholarships are applied towards relevant program fees, which vary by program type. Refer to the Program Fees chart above to determine what costs are covered by program fees.
If the scholarship award is full, all program fees will be waived for the program participant. If the scholarship award is partial, the participant will be financially responsible for the balance of remaining program fees.
Any additional costs associated with attending programs, such as textbooks or class materials, transportation to/from campus, additional meals, incidentals, spending money, etc., will be the financial responsibility of the program participant and are not covered by a program scholarship.
How do I formally accept or decline the scholarship?
Scholarship decisions will be emailed to students and will include relevant instructions for formally accepting or declining the award through a web survey.
Are scholarships transferrable between programs?
As scholarship funding varies by program, unfortunately financial awards may not be transferred between programs.