ADVANCE is accepting applications for July 4 - 24, 2021!

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Program tuition is $2,750, and some classes carry and additional $50 lab fee. Tuition includes room, board, instructional costs, and most recreational activities. A nonrefundable $50 application fee is due at the time of application.



1.  Should a family have two or more children who qualify for and enroll in ADVANCE, a $250 discount will be given to each student.


2.  A $250 discount will be given to a student if he/she is a dependent of a Northwestern State employee.


Refund Policy 

*All payments, including the $50 application fee, $400 enrollment deposit, and remaining balances are nonrefundable.


*COVID-19 Refund Policy:  If Covid-19 forces Northwestern State University (NSU) to cancel the ADVANCE Program for Young Scholars (ADVANCE) residential program prior to the start date, enrolled students will be given the option to transition to an online format at a reduced tuition of $1,000 or receive a refund for payments made toward the cost of the program. We hope vaccinations allow NSU to offer our on-campus program.