For all of our programs, a full payment of application fees and either the first payment of an approved installment plan or full tuition payment is required before we process your application. If you have an outstanding balance from a previous CTY program, any payments you make will be applied to it first—meaning it must be paid off before we can process your application. You can view and pay your current balance in MyCTY.

Payment Plans 

To pay for your online course via a payment plan, select the payment plan option when completing the online programs application. Payment plans are available for any online course. If you choose the payment plan option, 50% of payment is due at the time you submit your application. The remaining 50% balance is due either: 

  • 2 days before the course start date if you submit your application more than 30 days before the course start date. 
  • 2 weeks after the course start date if you submit your application 30 days or less before the course start date.  
There is no fee for setting up a payment plan. 

Accepted payment methods

Direct payments

You can make payments online directly by using your bank account and routing numbers. Any subsequent payments using the same account can be made through MyCTY.


Credit card

We accept credit card payments through Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. If you are enrolling in CTY using a paper application, it will include instructions for paying by card. Any subsequent payments using the same card can be made through MyCTY.


Check or money order

To pay by this method, you’ll need to include the check or money order with your completed application. Both the application and the payment should be sent to:

Johns Hopkins University 

Center for Talented Youth 

P.O. Box 64710 

Baltimore, MD 21264-4710


Late payments

The following nonrefundable fees apply to missed deadlines or payment issues:


  • Late application — $25, for On-Campus courses and session-based Online courses only
  • Late payment — $25 per invoice
  • Returned check — $25 per check



Refunds are available after withdrawing from a course or event, though exact policies differ by program. Refunds will always be issued by the same method you chose for payment. Electronic refunds may take up to five business days to process. Refunds for paper checks can take between two to four weeks.


Withdrawals due to violations of our code of conduct are not eligible for a refund.