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Cost of Participation

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

Course Materials: It is strongly recommended that students bring a laptop or tablet with a keyboard for their assignments. All other materials, including necessary textbooks, will be provided.

The Center for Inclusive Education and Scholarship has laptops and tablets available to borrow if a student is unable to purchase a laptop before Dragons Prep begins. Please email us at if you would like to learn more about our short-term Laptop Rentals.

Housing: $1,120 (optional)
This covers the cost of housing in a residence hall from Saturday, July 27 to Saturday, August 31. 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.

Dining information, including Summer Conference Meal Plans, will be confirmed in May. Rates and dining hall availability from 2024 are listed below, but details may change in 2025. Students can use Dining Dollars to access the Urban Eatery Dining Hall and to purchase a la carte options at Northside Dining Terrace. At Urban Eatery, students can pay per meal or use one meal swipe to access the Urban Eatery for any meal.

Package Total Cost
150 Dining Dollars $150
250 Dining Dollars $250
500 Dining Dollars $500
800 Dining Dollars $800
200 Dining Dollars (+25 Meal Swipes) $475
350 Dining Dollars (+50 Meal Swipes) $885
500 Dining Dollars (+80 Meal Swipes) $1,295

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

  • Breakfast: $9.35
  • Lunch: $12.33
  • Dinner: $14.03

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

  • Breakfast: $11.00
  • Lunch: $14.50
  • Dinner: $16.50

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.