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Cost of Participation

Activity Fee: $100 (required)
This fee provides access to campus facilities, including the recreation center.

Housing: $1,120 (optional)
This covers the cost of housing in a residence hall from Sunday, July 25 to Friday, August 27. While housing is not required, we strongly recommend that students stay on campus for the duration of the program.


Dragons Prep participants have the option to purchase a summer dining plan or to purchase and prepare food on their own.

Summer Conference Meal Plans will begin on Sunday, July 24 and continue through Saturday, August 26. Students can use Dining Dollars to access the Urban Eatery Dining Hall (all you care to eat), which will be open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Students can pay per meal or use one meal swipe to access the Urban Eatery for any meal.

Package Total Cost
50 Dining Dollars $50
150 Dining Dollars $150
250 Dining Dollars (+2 Meal Swipes) $250
500 Dining Dollars (+5 Meal Swipes) $500
800 Dining Dollars (+10 Meal Swipes) $800

If paying with Dining Dollars, the rates per meal are as follows:

  • Breakfast: $8.50
  • Lunch: $11.50
  • Dinner: $13

If paying with cash/debit/credit, the rates per meal are as follows:

  • Breakfast: $10
  • Lunch: $13.50
  • Dinner: $13

Please note that any unused Dining Dollars will roll over to the fall term if the student has a meal plan. Unused meal swipes will not roll over and will expire on Friday, September 2.

Once a student has enrolled in a dining plan, additional Dining Dollar funds may be added throughout the program if needed.

Students who choose not to purchase a dining plan should budget around $10–$20 per day for food. Students can purchase meals from local restaurants, food trucks, and grocery stores. Residence halls have shared kitchens that can be used by Dragon Prep participants for the duration of the program.

Course Materials: Students will need to bring a laptop or tablet with a keyboard for their assignments. All other materials, including necessary textbooks, will be provided.