Tuition | UM Academies | Two-Week, Non-Credit Program

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UM Academies are residential; commuter options vary by program.

Residential Program – Business & Entrepreneurship, Shark Research, Intensive English

Commuter Program – Business & Entrepreneurship

Tuition and Fees


Residential Program

Discover college life at UM. Residential students live on the main campus in one of the University of Miami’s residential colleges. Accommodations are air-conditioned and include Internet hookup, desks, beds and bureaus for two students. Study lounges, laundry facilities, and vending areas are located inside the residential college. Students have easy access to the University’s outstanding sports and recreational facilities. 

The residential program is available for the following UM Academies: Business & Entrepreneurship , Shark Research and Intensive English.

Residential Program (Two-Week, Non-Credit) includes:

  • Instruction – Tuition, lab fees, class trips, textbooks/printed materials 
  • Room – Double occupancy room 
  • Meal Plan – 3 meals per day, 7 days a week while on campus  
  • Student Services 
    • Wellness Center (fitness and intramural facility) 
    • Student Activities:  planned programs and excursions, including transportation for off-campus events

Getting to UM:  Students provide their own transportation to and from Miami. Housing opens on Saturday, July 4 at 1 p.m. and closes on Friday, July 17 at noon. Airport transportation is available for students flying to and from Miami International Airport (MIA). For the airport shuttle schedule refer to the Summer Scholars Student Handbook. Important to note, residential students are NOT permitted to bring a car to campus.

Please note, tuition and all fees are mandatory and will be billed to the student's account.

Fees not included: Transportation to and from campus, meals off campus, shopping, spending money, medical expenses.

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Commuter Program

The Commuter Program is for students who will live at home with parents or relatives in Miami-Dade or Broward County. Commuter students depart campus after their afternoon course - typically at 3:00 p.m.

The commuter program is available for the Business & Entrepreneurship Academy.

Commuter Program (Two-Week, Non-Credit) includes:

  • Instruction – Tuition, lab fees, class trips, textbooks/printed materials 
  • Meal Plan – Lunch daily, 5 days per week while on campus

Getting to campus:  Commuters are responsible for providing their own transportation to and from campus. Parking permits are available to commuters for an additional fee.

Please note, tuition and all fees are mandatory and will be billed to the student's account.

Fees not included: Transportation to and from campus, meals off campus, shopping, spending money, medical expenses.

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Tuition and Fees 2020*

UM Academies Two-Week, Non-Credit Credit Program

Business & Entrepreneurship: residential $4900: commuter $3808
Shark Research & Conservation: residential (only) $6250

Optional Workshops for Non-Marine Science Students 

(based on available space)

  • Shark Tagging with UM Marine Conservation Program: TBA
  • Dolphin Encounter in Key Largo: TBA

*Fees are subject to change.

Program Deposit

To secure a place in the Summer Scholars Program a $500 nonrefundable deposit is required within two weeks of receiving acceptance notification. The deposit is credited toward the tuition fee. The program fee balance is due June 1.

Commuter Parking Permit

Commuters may purchase a parking pass for $45.* Residential students are not permitted to bring cars to campus, nor travel in commuters' cars.

* Fee subject to Parking and Transportation rates.

Other Expenses

Students should bring additional funds for personal expenses, meals off campus, food delivery, shopping, and spending money.

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