Tuition & Financial Assistance

Middle School Program Tuition

  • Fall and Spring Course Tuition: $600
  • Summer 1-Week On-Campus Tuition: $600
  • Summer 2-Week On-Campus Tuition: $1,200
  • 1-Week Family Camp Tuition: $350 per person


All supplies are provided. 

Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance for the Middle School Program is available in the fall and spring in the merit-based Joanne Alter Scholarship, and in employee tuition remission, year-round.

The Joanne Alter Scholarship (Fall and Spring Only)

The Joanne Alter Scholarship (JAS) is a merit-based fund that will benefit one Middle School Program student each fall and spring semester. The scholarship will cover 100 percent of tuition for one fall and spring course. To apply, complete the Joanne Alter Scholarship Application and submit it along with all other required documents (letter of recommendation, essay, two examples of work) to SlideRoom. Applications open October 23 and close at 11:59 p.m. on January 5. 

Employee Tuition Remission

More information about the Continuing Studies Employee Tuition Remission enrollment process can be found here.    

Questions regarding eligibility should be directed to Human Resources at 

Third-Party Billing and Sponsored Students

Third-party billing is when a company or government/outside agency has established special billing arrangements to cover tuition and/or fees for students that it sponsors. Continuing Studies must receive an authorization from the sponsoring agency before third-party billing can be processed. All billing authorizations—which may be a letter, purchase order, or voucher—must be on the official agency letterhead and signed by an officer of the organization. Payment by the sponsor must be made directly to Continuing Studies; agreements where payments are sent to the student cannot be honored. All authorizations must include the term that the authorization is in effect. Continuing Studies cannot accommodate any restrictions or contingencies on the authorization. For instance, if the agency requires transcript information before payment, Continuing Studies cannot authorize third-party billing.

All sponsored students are required to complete either a Family Camp registration form or a Middle School Program registration form and Tuition Repayment Agreement (promissory note) in order to be registered for the class and to initiate third-party billing. In the event of nonpayment or partial payment by the third-party agency, the student will be charged for the unpaid amount. Third parties are invoiced after the class is confirmed to run. Payments must be made within 30 days of billing. If payment is not received within 30 days, the agency and the student will be notified, and the student will be billed for the unpaid amount as authorized on the Tuition Repayment Agreement. Any charges that are not paid by the sponsor are billed to the student. 

Complete a copy of the Middle School Program registration form or the Family Camp registration form and Tuition Repayment Agreement and email to

Contact Us

Continuing Studies staff members are available Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. CT at 312.629.6170 or to answer your questions. We are here to help!