Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Aid & Scholarships

"I'm very grateful to the sponsors for giving me this wonderful opportunity to explore the beautiful subject that is mathematics.” Shubham Aggarwal,  Mehta Fellow 2015 –2016

At PROMYS, we would like every accepted student to attend regardless of financial circumstances. The program is FREE (including tuition, room and board) for domestic students whose families make under $80,000 adjusted gross income per year. Aid for international students is determined on a case-by-case basis. 

We give financial aid based on demonstrated need. Awards can cover up to the full cost of participation for the six weeks of the program. To be considered, please submit a financial aid form by March 15. Applicants can request that the financial aid form be sent to their parents though the application portal. The link to the form will come from and not PROMYS. More detailed instructions are on the Application Page.

The chart below gives an approximation of the expected contribution from each U.S. family based on annual income. Please be aware that financial aid awards vary depending on each family’s particular situation and are based on demonstrated financial need. Therefore, the figures below are only meant to give an estimate of the amount you would be asked to pay.

Family's Adjusted Gross Income Maximum Cost in 2024
$0 – $80,000 $0
$80,001 – $120,000 $2,000 estimate
$120,001 – $140,000 $4,000 estimate
$140,000 + $6,100

Some support for travel might be available. Please indicate on your financial aid form if you would like to be considered for travel support.

International Students

Financial aid for international students is considered on a case-by-case basis. If you are an international student who requires financial aid to attend PROMYS, we encourage you to apply and submit a financial aid form by the application deadline.

If you are a student at school in China who requires financial assistance to attend PROMYS, you will be considered for a Yongren (永仁) Fellowship. Please submit the regular application including a financial aid form.

If you are a student in India who would require financial assistance to attend PROMYS, please apply to PROMYS India which is awarding full scholarships for all students in 2024. The application to PROMYS India 2024 is open until Feb 1, 2024. PROMYS India will run from May 5 - June 15, 2024 at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore. Mehta Fellowships will no longer be available for students in India now PROMYS India has being launched.

Special Scholarships

AMS Scholarships

With support from the American Mathematical Society (AMS) Epsilon Fund, PROMYS is delighted to offer a Ky and Yu-Fen Fan Scholarship: a substantial or full scholarship for a talented high school student. There is no separate application for this scholarship.

Breakout Fellowship to PROMYS

All applicants to PROMYS, both domestic and international, will be under consideration for a Breakout Fellowship, a full scholarship for which there is no separate application.

Generously funded by Jacob Lurie, Terence Tao, and Richard Taylor, recipients of the inaugural Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics, the Breakout Fellowships to PROMYS were created to enable the participation of mathematically talented students who might not otherwise be able to attend. Thanks to matching donations from PROMYS alumni, there is a fully funded Breakout Fellowship endowment so that one scholarship can be offered annually

Jane Street Fellowships

PROMYS was excited to offer two Jane Street Fellowships for students at PROMYS 2023. All eligible financial aid applicants will be considered for these full scholarships if available in 2024.

In addition to the opportunities above, funding may be available from other sources such as Mu Alpha Theta, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, or the Spirit of Ramanujan STEM Talent Initiative.