Tuition for 2021 has not yet been finalized. For your reference, the tuition for 2020 was $1,000 for the program plus a materials & excursion fee of $75 – $100, depending on the class. There is a non-refundable $50 registration fee.

Robinson Center Summer Programs Refund Policy

You may withdraw by written (email) request only. The last day to withdraw and receive a full refund (minus the registration fee) is May 1st. Tuition cannot be refunded after the deadline. If a course is canceled by the Robinson Center, you will receive a full refund.

Tuition and Fee Waivers

Tuition and fee waivers may be awarded to families who are eligible for or are receiving free or reduced lunch.

Documentation accepted as evidence of need includes copies of 2019 or 2020 1040-tax forms OR 2020-21 documentation of eligibility for free/reduced lunch. The document/s must be submitted through the ‘Make a Payment’ page of your Robinson Center account. Providing this information will not disadvantage you.

Information supplied to the Robinson Center is intended for internal use only. It is understood that this information will be used only in computing the amount of financial assistance for which the student may qualify, and that it will not be released to any other party.

Please find more information on the federal income eligibility guidelines for free and reduced lunch here.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at


The following is a non-inclusive list of organizations that grant scholarships to students wishing to attend summer programs.

The Assistance League of Seattle provides scholarships for summer enrichment programs available to Seattle Public School children, grades 6th to 11th.

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation provides scholarships for exceptional students who have demonstrated, through academic excellence and extracurricular activities, that they have the potential to excel. The foundation serves students from families with limited income (the family income may not exceed $95,000).

The Washington Association of Educators of the Talented and Gifted awards scholarships to students who plan to attend a summer program at a college or at a similarly challenging summer camp.