Enrollment Terms & Conditions
All fees, including but not limited to application fees, airport transportation fees, international student registration fees, course supplements and program fees, as described under the Payment and Cancellation Policy, are nonrefundable if cancellation or withdrawal is after June 1, 2024.
All schedules and fees quoted are based on current tariffs, fuel and energy costs, costs of operation and currency rates as of September 1, 2023 and are subject to confirmation or adjustment should there be any revision in such tariffs and/or costs before the program departs.
The $100 Application Fee must accompany the application for acceptance and is non-refundable, and not applicable to tuition. Upon notification of acceptance into the program, an online enrollment with applicable program deposit of $1,500, payable by credit card (for a 3.5% surcharge) or by electronic check (ACH/e-check drawn on a U.S. bank). The balance of the tuition, refundable fees, and fees is invoiced by email, and is due by April 1. Final tuition payment is payable by credit card (for a 3.5% surcharge), electronic check (e-check), or wire transfer. Credit card payment fees and any other bank charges incurred are the responsibility of the student/parent/guardian. Summer Discovery will credit only the actual payment in US dollars credited to Summer Discovery at its bank.
· $100 Application Fee due at application
· $1,500 Deposit due at enrollment if enrolled prior to April 1, 2024
· Tuition Balance due April 1, 2024 if enrolled prior to April 1, 2024
· Total Tuition due at enrollment if enrolling after April 1, 2024
Full payment is due upon enrollment for students who enroll after April 1.
· Cancellation for any reason prior to February 1 will result in a full refund minus the application fee and any optional tuition travel protection insurance.
· Cancellation after February 1 until April 1 results in a $500 cancellation fee
· Cancellation after April 1 until May 1 results in a $1,500 cancellation fee
· Cancellation after May 1 until June 1 results in a $2,500 cancellation fee
· There are no refunds for cancellation after June 1
All cancellations must be submitted in writing to SUMMER DISCOVERY. Summer Discovery and Summer Institute for the Gifted are the brand names of Musiker Discovery Programs, Inc.
· International Student Registration Fee:
o All international students living outside the United States and attending a residential program in the U.S., will be assessed a non-refundable International Registration Fee of $379 for residential students and $239 for commuter students. This mandatory fee includes U.S. health/medical insurance coverage (with deductible) while attending Summer Discovery, plus airport transfers with meet/assist in the U.S., including a letter of introduction to assist with obtaining a short-stay visitors travel document or a B1/B2 visa.
o All international students living outside the United States and attending a program in the U.S. as a commuter, will be assessed a non-refundable International Registration Fee of $239 This fee includes U.S. health/medical insurance coverage (with deductible) while attending Summer Discovery and a letter of introduction to assist with obtaining a short-stay visitors travel document or a B1/B2 visa.
- Summer Discovery Institute for the Gifted Academic Fee:
o The academic fee is $150, invoiced upon enrollment, and covers student course books, hands-on kits, art supplies, lab materials, classroom technology supplies, course-specific materials for student learning and engagement, and academic supplies. This fee does not include robotics kits.
· Summer Discovery Academic Fee:
o Certain Summer Discovery courses may require additional fees for academic supplies or other materials. Any additional fees will be outlined during the enrollment and/or course registration process but are subject to change prior to the date of enrollment.
o This is a list of applicable courses and fees:
UCLA 3-Week Summer Discovery High School
$295 - From Concept to Creation: 3D Design & Printing
$295 - Building Bots: A Robotics Journey
UCLA 3-Week Summer Discovery Middle School
$295 - From Concept to Creation: Exploring 3D Design & Printing
$295 - Building Bots: A Robotics Journey
University of Texas, Austin 3-Week Summer Discovery
$195 - Runway Ready Designs: From Concept to Collection
$695 - Careers in Medicine Academy
$295 - Engineering Academy: Innovation & Design
$195 - Forensic Science: Cracking the Code
$95 - Microbiology: The Invisible World
Cambridge University *Optional fee of $395 college credit is added for following courses:
$395 (optional) - Communications: Digital Technology & Social Media
$395 (optional) - Global Business & Economics
$395 (optional) - Art & Architecture: A Cambridge Perspective
$395 (optional) - International Relations
$395 (optional) - Genetics: Uniquely You
SIG: Institute for the Gifted Upper Elementary
$195 - Interactive Robotics: Programming Prowess
SIG: Institute for the Gifted Middle School
$295 - Masterminds of Creative Robotics
SIG: Institute for the Gifted High School
$450 - Technical Design with VEX Robotics (subject to change)
Campus Change Fees:
The following fees will be charged for any SUMMER DISCOVERY campus change.
· $750 change fee from May 1 prior to June 1
· After June 1, program changes are not permitted.
Program Date Change Fees:
The following fees will be charged for any SUMMER DISCOVERY program date change.
· $500 change fee from May 1 prior to June 1
· After June 1, program changes are not permitted.
All campus and/or program date changes must be submitted in writing to SUMMER DISCOVERY.
Tuition Payment Options:
Tuition payment may be made by eCheck (ACH/electronic check drawn on a U.S. bank) for no additional fee, Credit Card (for a 3.5% surcharge), Wire Transfer, traditional Bank Check or Money Order. See Details below.
Please note: Airport Transfer Fees will be adjusted/removed once the student's Transportation Form is submitted.
· eCheck Payments (No Fee Electronic Payment Method)
Payment by eCheck must be made in US dollars using a US bank account. Account details, including routing number (ABA) and checking account number and other information is required to complete this payment transaction. There is no fee for paying by eCheck.
· Credit Card Payments (3.5% Surcharge)
Payment is accepted by Major Credit Card for a 3.5% surcharge to cover the cost of credit card acceptance, that is non-refundable and not-applicable to tuition. Accepted Credit Cards include VISA, MasterCard, and American Express.
· Wire Transfer Payments (no fee charged by our bank; you may incur fees from your bank) – You MUST include Student Name and Account Number for funds to be credited.
First National Bank of Long Island
For the Account of Musiker Discovery Programs, Inc.
Address: 1326 Old Northern Boulevard, Roslyn, NY 11576
Reference: STUDENT NAME AND ACCOUNT NUMBER
· Traditional Bank Check/Money Order (May take 1-2 weeks from receipt to be credited to student account)
Musiker Discovery Programs, Inc.
1326 Old Northern Boulevard
Roslyn, New York 11576
Participation and Adherence to Procedures
I authorize the participation of my child/student in the SUMMER DISCOVERY at XYZ Campus program and their residence in University housing. I hereby authorize the XYZ Campus to forward all course evaluations directly to SUMMER DISCOVERY. SUMMER DISCOVERY at XYZ Campus is the trade name of Musiker Discovery Programs, Inc., (herein referred to as SUMMER DISCOVERY). I agree to adhere to the procedures, policies, and rules and regulations set forth by SUMMER DISCOVERY. I agree that my child will abide by the SUMMER DISCOVERY Code of Conduct, including any modifications, and I will review said documents with my child. SUMMER DISCOVERY reserves the right in its sole discretion to terminate the membership of any student who does not abide by the procedures, policies and rules and regulations, and/or whose conduct is deemed by the directors to be such as to endanger the student, the success of the program or the enjoyment or welfare of other students and/or the directors or staff members. In the event of such termination, the parent or guardian will be notified, the student will be sent home immediately and there will be no refund whatsoever. Such termination will be at the sole expense of the parent/guardian. SUMMER DISCOVERY is not responsible for any cost of travel, food, lodging or consequential damages.
The manner and means of transporting the student home shall be determined exclusively by SUMMER DISCOVERY. Any and all additional expenses incidental to the termination, including, but not limited to, the cost of the transportation to the airport, the purchase of a new one-way airline ticket, and all baggage fees, shall be borne completely by the parent/guardian or student. If the student lives within three hours driving distance of the campus, the parent/guardian agrees to pick up the student immediately or to designate an adult 21 years or over to pick up the student and transport the student home. I agree that if the student is sent home for any reason there will be a parent/guardian to meet and pick up the student at the airport from the flight SUMMER DISCOVERY chooses. I agree that if the parent/guardian is not home and traveling, there will be a relative or emergency contact adult (21 years or older) designated to pick up the student from the airport from the flight that SUMMER DISCOVERY chooses. I understand that if the student is dismissed from the program the student will be withdrawn from all classes and not be permitted to complete the credit and/or enrichment coursework.
I agree to provide SUMMER DISCOVERY with all information regarding my child that may be relevant to their emotional and physical well-being while attending SUMMER DISCOVERY. I, on behalf of my child, certify to SUMMER DISCOVERY that I will provide a full and complete disclosure of all medical, psychological or emotional conditions, including medications that are being taken and/or withheld during the time my child is at the SUMMER DISCOVERY program. I understand that this information is necessary in order for SUMMER DISCOVERY to make reasonable accommodations and for my child to have a successful experience.
I understand that SUMMER DISCOVERY requires full disclosure of any important medical information, including, but not limited to, my child receiving professional counseling, or prior/current use of any behavior modification medication in the previous 24 months in order to make reasonable accommodations for my child. Failure to inform SUMMER DISCOVERY of such information in writing may lead to the dismissal of my child from the program. In the event of such termination, the student will be sent home as detailed above and the parent or guardian notified.
Currently, Summer Discovery and its university partners are not requiring students to be vaccinated for COVID prior to the summer of 2024. Summer Discovery and its university partners reserve the right to adjust COVID and other health and safety policies as circumstances warrant.
SUMMER DISCOVERY, its employees, shareholders, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, successors, agents, and assigns (collectively SUMMER DISCOVERY) does not own or operate any entity which provides goods or services for your program including, for example, lodging facilities, transportation companies, education facilities or faculty, food service providers, etc. As a result, SUMMER DISCOVERY is not liable for any negligent or willful act or failure to act of any such person, or of any third party not under its control. In addition, I release SUMMER DISCOVERY from any and all claims predicated upon its own negligence. Without limiting the foregoing in any manner, SUMMER DISCOVERY accepts no responsibility for any risks or resulting injury, delay, inconvenience, damages, or death which results from criminal activity, weather or other acts of God, accidents, illness, the demands of outdoor activities, strikes, political unrest, epidemics, pandemics, government or university actions or the threat thereof, acts of terrorism or the threat thereof, or any other events beyond its direct control. Participants and parents/guardian agree to recognize and assume these risks.
Consent to Participate
I hereby give permission for my child to participate in all activities on and off-campus and take part in all activities scheduled by the directors of SUMMER DISCOVERY. To the extent permissible by law, I further authorize SUMMER DISCOVERY to sign any waivers and/or permission forms necessary for my child to participate in these activities. My signature indicates that I give my specific consent to my child’s participation in all program activities and use of necessary equipment for those activities including, but not limited to: biking, ropes course, indoor rock climbing and climbing walls, indoor trampoline parks, hiking, swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, sailing, surfing, body boarding, windsurfing, aqua biking, go-carts, golfing and other similar activities, and to travel in public transportation and privately leased or hired vehicles.
Alterations and Changes
SUMMER DISCOVERY reserves the right to make any alterations in the program, housing, dates, transportation, food arrangements, activities, sight-seeing, program leadership and makeup of program membership as it, in its sole discretion, may be deemed necessary or desirable. Additional expenses, if any, shall be borne by the student's parents or guardian.
SUMMER DISCOVERY is not financially responsible for students' lost/missing student ID cards or room keys; key/lock replacement; damages to the student’s dorm room, common areas or any university property; any unpaid medical fees; additional university charges or course supplements incurred by the student. For any of the aforementioned fees incurred by SUMMER DISCOVERY, the student's parents or guardian agree to reimburse SUMMER DISCOVERY within 10 days of receipt of invoice.
In the event that SUMMER DISCOVERY is unable to operate or is forced to begin late or close early due to circumstances beyond SUMMER DISCOVERY's control, including but not limited to weather, floods, utility failures, inaccessibility, civil unrest, pandemics, epidemics, governmental order, university order or other such reason, SUMMER DISCOVERY shall not be responsible for any costs, losses, or other damages beyond a refund of tuition, or a proportionate share, less actual costs incurred thereof in the event of partial shutdown.
Program members must be covered by medical and baggage insurance by their parents or guardians as SUMMER DISCOVERY cannot assume any medical costs or baggage losses incurred during the program. SUMMER DISCOVERY reserves the right to limit enrollment and/or cancel any class due to overwhelming or insufficient enrollment. SUMMER DISCOVERY at its discretion, may approve the voluntary participation of the student in research studies and/or surveys conducted by educational providers, admissions personnel, graduate students, undergraduate students and high school students, as long as such research is consistent with the goals, rules and regulations of SUMMER DISCOVERY. I authorize SUMMER DISCOVERY to use my student's likeness in photographs, videos, or other digital media in any and all of its publications, including web-based, social media and printed materials, without payment or other consideration.
Any dispute concerning or relating to this contract, the catalog, the website or any other advertising concerning the program or the program itself, will be resolved exclusively by binding arbitration in Nassau County, New York pursuant to the then current commercial rules of the American Arbitration Association. New York substantive law will apply to all issues concerning any such dispute. The arbitrator and not any federal, state, or local court or agency shall have exclusive authority to resolve any dispute relating to the interpretation, applicability, enforceability, conscionability, or formation of this contract, including but not limited to any claim that all or any part of this contract is void or voidable.
If any sentence or provision in this contract is deemed void or unenforceable, that particular sentence or provision shall be eliminated but the remainder of the contract will remain in full force and effect.