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Cost of Attendance


Summer Youth Programs explorations are tuition-based. We offer two housing options for students: live-in or commuter. For more details about the differences between these housing choices, check out the Live-In vs. Commuter page.

The 2018 base cost for live-in students was:
$895.00 USD - covers room and board and tuition.

The 2018 base cost for commuter students was:
$495.00 USD - covers tuition and lunches.

Special Course Fees

Some programs have additional course fees for lab supplies, transportation, permits, and other accommodations.

Additional Fees

Charter Bus

Students may wish to utilize our charter bus service to get to campus. The fees for this are $175 one-way or $275 round-trip ($125 and $225 for Gaylord and St. Ignace). Please see the Transportation page for more information.

Early Arrival / Late Departure

Should you need to check in to SYP before Sunday or leave after noon on Saturday, you can do so with prior approval from the Summer Youth Programs office. There is a fee of $75 per day, which covers room and board, supervision, and activities. We cannot accommodate late departures on the last day of programs.


If you stay for multiple programs/weeks, there will be a $125 stayover fee per weekend. This covers room and board, as well as a weekend trip that could include:

• A guided tour of an inactive copper mine

• A Pictured Rocks boat tour on Lake Superior

• Barbecuing at Great Sand Bay

• A tour of Historic Fort Wilkins

• Kayaking

• Traveling to a Native American Powwow

• Boat tours on scenic Portage Lake

• Hiking in the Porcupine Mountains


Discounts and Awards cannot be used in combination with each other - only one discount, award, or scholarship can be applied per student.

Multiple Week Discount: If you attend our programs for multiple weeks, you will receive a one-time $50 discount. Discount must be noted on the original payment form.

Michigan Tech Alumni/Staff Discount: If your parent or grandparent is a Michigan Tech alumnus, faculty, or staff member, you are eligible for one $50 discount for a live-in or commuter exploration (not applicable for scholarship programs). This discount will be applied after the SYP office confirms your relative's status. Discount must be noted on the original payment form.

Discounts and Awards cannot be used in combination with each other - only one discount/award can be applied per exploration.




Summer Youth Programs 1
June 17 - 23, 2018

Summer Youth Programs 2
June 24 - 30, 2018

Summer Youth Programs 3
July 8 - 14, 2018

Summer Youth Programs 4
July 15 - 21, 2018

Engineering Scholars
July 22 - July 28, 2018

Women in Computer Science
July 22 - July 28, 2018

Women in Engineering
July 29 - August 4, 2018


More 2018 dates will be announced soon!




2018 Forms & Docs





Michigan Tech Summer Youth Programs
217 Administration Building
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, Michigan 49931-1295
(906) 487-2219


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