Since the majority of the Center for Creative Youth program is predicated on the in-person curriculum and experience, and the community bonds forged while on campus, we have determined, after careful review, that the Center for Creative Youth program will not offer an online learning alternative this summer. CCY will be on hiatus for 2020.

We share in the disappointment felt by our students and staff. We were looking forward to working with the exceptional pool of talented young artists who applied from all over the world. We have every hope that we will be able to offer a robust program in 2021, and look forward to planning for future opportunities.

Please do not hesitate to reach out should you have any questions. We hope you remain safe and in good spirits.

For more information: email ccy@wesleyan.edu or call Program Manager Lisa Foss at 860-685-3341. 

Program Cost

Application fee

There is a non-refundable $50.00 fee to apply.


Residential Program

The total cost of the residential program is $4,400 ($1,900 tuition plus $2,500 room and board.)

Day Program Only

The total cost for the day program only is $2,650 ($1,900 tuition plus a $750 student activities fee.) 

Summer Session – College Credit Option

Additional charges apply: $3,500 per credit in addition to the CCY program fees. Please note that financial aid is not available for this option.

Financial Aid

The 2020 Financial Aid Form is available here.

CCY offers potential students who are US citizens or permanent residents the opportunity to apply for financial aid. Financial need is determined by a committee of Wesleyan's Continuing Studies and Financial Aid staff using formulas similar to the federal needs analysis methodology used by FAFSA. Scholarships are awarded based on the demonstrated need levels of the family.

If you are intending to apply for any amount of financial aid, please download, complete and submit the application for financial aid. 

The application deadline is Friday, March, 27, 2020. The 2020 Financial Aid Form is available here.

  • Send the form to in paper or emailed pdf format:
    Mary Kelly
    74 Wyllys Avenue
    Middletown, CT 06457
    Email: mgkelly@wesleyan.edu

Other expenses while at Wesleyan

Students are advised to put money on their Wesleyan student account (WesCard) at Registration to cover their laundry expenses. We recommend $10.00 - $15.00 for the 4 weeks. Please be advised that unused funds cannot be refunded. Students may incur other additional costs while at Wesleyan, including the cost of certain supplies needed, personal items and food from off campus. Please plan accordingly, and be prepared with a credit card and/or cash to cover anticipated expenses.


Coronavirus (COVID-19): While the University is planning to offer on-campus courses this summer, if CCY can only be offered online this summer, we will refund 100% of tuition and fees if students are not interested in an online format.

To request a refund, please use this form: http://wesleyan.edu/studentaccounts/pdfs/refundrequest.pdf.

o    Requests received by May 31, 2020: full refund

o    Requests received June 1 – June 12, 2020: $500 penalty

o    Requests received after June 12, 2020: no refund