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LaunchX Programs Cost & Aid

Summer Program Tuition Costs

The tuition covers the cost of attending the program. For the on-site summer programs, tuition also includes a shuttle from the airport, housing, and food during the program. Note it does not cover travel costs to and from the program.

Online Innovation Summer Program$4,750
Online Entrepreneurship Summer Program$6,500
Ann Arbor Entrepreneurship Summer Program$9,970
Bay Area Entrepreneurship Summer Program$9,970

An additional $200 international fee for both on-site programs will be charged if you are not from the United States. This fee helps cover international insurance.

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Whether you are college-bound or ready to make your mark in the world, the skill sets you will develop will help you succeed. Our rigorous curriculum will prepare you for whatever is next.

Financial Awards

We do not want any finances to get in the way of the LaunchX experience. We work hard to provide financial awards to all qualified LaunchX applicants who qualify for aid.

Application Fee Waiver

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Application Fee Waiver

You can request to waive the application fee if it would cause financial difficulty to your family.

You can request this waiver inside the application.

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Tuition Financial Awards

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Tuition Awards

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If your family's income in 2022 was below $100,000 you can apply for financial awards. This will be verified using the 2022 and 2023 fiscal year tax returns. If tax information isn't available, you will be asked for an equivalent of income.

Financial Awards

International Included

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We are one of the only business summer programs that offers financial awards to all eligible candidates – including international students. We have developed an equitable algorithm to calibrate the financial awards for each country.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is LaunchX for?

LaunchX is designed for high school students. Generally 15-18 year olds. You must be attending high school at the time of applying.

What does it cost?

Each summer program has a different price. You can find the price of each summer program's price and other aspects on our program comparison page.

What is your acceptance rate

Generally we have around a 30% acceptance rate. Our competitive programs allow us to offer incredible program experiences for all participants.

What are the dates?

Our summer programs all run during the summer months (June-August). For dates you can either go to the program page or you can see all the dates on our program comparison page.

When is the the application due?

We will release application deadlines in the fall for the 2025 Summer Programs.

The early you apply, the better! Our summer programs can fill quickly and it is possible we will close the application before the final deadline.

Is there financial aid?

Yes, we do not want money to be the reason qualified applicants can't attend our summer program. We offer financial awards to students. You can find all the requirements on our Cost & Aid page.

My school does not give students official transcripts. How do I proceed?

Unofficial transcripts are fine. LaunchX is interested in seeing all available grades that you have earned throughout your high school career.

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