Cost and Financial Aid
The 4th–6th Grade Talent Search charges a onetime, nonrefundable $40 enrollment fee.
The fee provides students access to their benefits until the end of sixth grade.
There is an additional nonrefundable $42 fee to take the optional PSAT 8/9. The test fee is paid when a student registers for the test and is paid each year the student chooses to test.
TIP believes that all academically talented students should be able to attend our programs, and that all students benefit from a diverse community of learners. We welcome students from all economic backgrounds and provide financial aid for students who qualify for free or reduced lunch programs at their schools.
All students who qualify for free or reduced lunch can enroll in the 4th–6th Grade Talent Search for free. We also offer a fixed amount of aid that covers the PSAT 8/9 fee, but all PSAT 8/9 financial aid for the 2018–2019 school year has been exhausted. Students may still register for the PSAT 8/9, but will be required to pay the $42 testing fee.
To receive either type of financial aid, simply submit a copy of your free or reduced lunch approval paperwork or a completed financial aid form (DOCX) on school letterhead, signed by a school official when you enroll or register for the test.
Students enrolling online will receive an email with submission instructions. Students enrolling with a paper application should submit the paper application and financial aid form (or free or reduced lunch approval paperwork) at the same time.
If your school does not offer free or reduced lunch, you may provide documentation that you meet the USDA income eligibility guidelines for reduced price meals. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Students qualify for the 4th–6th Grade Talent Search by achieving a score in the 95th percentile or higher on a qualifying exam. Once enrolled, participants receive access to optional above-level testing, enrichment activities, specialized publications, and eligibility to apply to TIP’s educational programs.