Summer Programs - Tuition and Fees

All information on summer pages in regard to fees and courses is reference material only from 2017 - 2018 updates will occur in January, and we expect to go live with the 2018 application on February 1, 2018

CBK Summer Programs tuition is comparable to other programs offering the same type of residential experience. Hourly rates reduce to $16/hour excluding the cost of overnight and weekend supervision and participation. Tuition covers campus room and board and facilities charges (the majority of tuition goes to Colorado School of Mines), staff salaries/housing, planning and evaluation for the courses, publications, books, materials, program shirt, and residential events and trips. Additional student expenses not covered in tuition include a lab fee for materials-based courses, and may include souvenirs from the campus bookstore, snacks, laundry, or other optional activities.

Checks should be made payable to: CNDC CBK or you may pay online with Paypal surcharges.

Lab fees and shuttle fees are paid upon ACCEPTANCE. Discounts must be taken at initial application only.

Application Fee

All applicants must submit a nonrefundable $50 application fee. This fee is not applied to program tuition. Applications not including this fee (this must be included even with application for financial aid) or with insufficient funds are returned. Mailed fees must include student name/program.

Regular COMPLETED application deadline is APRIL 7th, 2017.

Tuition Deposit

A 50% tuition deposit is due with the application. This deposit is applied directly toward tuition and will not be refunded for any reason. If applying for financial aid, the tuition deposit is waived and any monies remaining due following the award must be paid by April 28th, 2017.

The tuition deposit is refunded only if:

Students who must withdraw during a program due to hospitalization or the death of a parent, guardian, or sibling will receive a prorated refund not to exceed 50% of program fees paid, less the deposit and a 10% fee. If a student withdraws for any other reason after the first day of the program has started, or if a student is dismissed from the program, no monies will be refunded. Refunds take 4-6 weeks to process.

Tuition, Room, and Meals

If you mail fees, PLEASE INCLUDE student name and program - Please note that applications are not considered complete and are not time/date stamped until required payments are received.

Payment of all program fees must be received in our office no later than April 28, 2017. Students with an outstanding balance at the deadline may have their applications withdrawn.


TUITION ONLY: SHINE=$1724; GLOW=$2546; Luminary=$3710 plus your $50 application fee

if paying by check - the online application shows credit card amounts, as this is where payments by credit card are collected, and therefore, will appear higher due to surcharges - please see the table below for detail

Residential Damage Fees

A valid credit card number and identifying information is required as a deposit following acceptance. No monies will be charged to this account without notification. Damages beyond $300 will be reported as vandalism to Campus Security for investigation and collections. Damage fees are charged to the account approximately 1-3 weeks following the program close. This credit card deposit is required as a condition of acceptance - most common sample fees include late or lost library book fees, lost or missing BlasterCard fees, double-paid meals due to forgotten Blastercards, or lockouts. CBK will not use this account as a charge account for student expenses while on campus, with the exception of medication authorized by a parent following discharge from a clinic or hospital. These fees/incidents are carefully documented and are not disputable.


Airport Shuttle Service

Service to/from DIA can be arranged by CBK for student arrivals and departures at $90 roundtrip or $45 one way and must be paid with acceptance. Students must plan to adhere to program arrival and departure schedules – additional housing and supervision CANNOT be provided. Students electing this service will be met at the gate. Flight arrangements must be made in the following windows: Arrivals (8:30am-11:00am); Departures (7:00am-9:30am). Families may also schedule arrivals and departures on their own with SuperShuttle without CBK supervision. Please contact CBK for more information on this service or for gate clearance identifications. Arrivals or departures outside of these times cannot be supervised or met by CBK staff, as they are required elsewhere. CBK MUST be notified of any flight for a student to/from the program. A student MAY NOT travel unaccompanied and make separate arrangements solo via any form of ground transportation.

Late Fees and Deadlines and Returned Checks Fee

Late applications will be accepted with an additional $100 fee if RECEIVED no later than:

GLOW=May 5; Luminary=MAY 26; SHINE=June 2

Late applicants cannot be considered for financial aid. FULL PAYMENT of all fees is due WITH late application.

All returned checks, failed credit charges (including for damages), or late applications will result in a $100 charge.

Application Postmark Deadline: April 7, 2017
Tuition Deposit Due April 7th, 2017
Late Application Receipt Deadline By Program: 5/5, 5/26, 6/2 (see above)
2nd/Full Payment Due with Lab/Shuttle Fees Apr 28, 2017
Total Regular Tuition with App Fee (or by credit card)
Application Fee $50 Nonrefundable & in addition to tuition

$882 cc

$100 Fee add to tuition and PAID IN FULL

$882 cc


($1814 cc)

Application Fee $50 Nonrefundable & in addition to tuition


$1302 cc

$100 Fee add to tuition and PAID IN FULL


$1302 cc


($2654 cc)

Luminary Project
Application Fee $50 Nonrefundable & in addition to tuition

$1898 cc

$100 Fee add to tuition and PAID IN FULL


$1897 cc


($3845 cc)

Payment by Check

Please note that applications are not considered complete and are not time/date stamped until required payments are received. Checks should be made payable to: CNDC CBK. CBK accepts credit card payments through your family account at the invoices page - please note that PayPal does charge a surcharge for this service and you do NOT need a PayPal account to take advantage of this service.

Lab fees and shuttle fees are paid upon acceptance. Discounts must be taken at inital acceptance only.

Please DO NOT pay odd amounts and expect refunds for the difference. This will incur a delay in processing and a 10% handling fee.


CBK Summer Programs - 7765 Wadsworth Blvd #746679, Arvada, CO 80003

Although we are a 501(c)3, expenses for overnight programs are not covered for independent care per IRS tax code. They may be covered under "education" deductions. Please talk with your tax advisor for further information.