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LIT Application and Fees

2018 Important Deadlines

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Only completed applications are reviewed. Please see below for the 2018 application timeline:

April 6: Priority Deadline for all completed and submitted applications to receive a 10% tuition discount AND application deadline for students interested in applying for a paid internship

April 20: Deposit Deadline ($450 deposit must be received in order to secure your spot in the program)

May 4: Application Deadline (application materials must be submitted)

May 18: Payment Deadline (all payments must be submitted)

2018 LIT Tuition and Fees 

Tuition: $2,750
Housing: $850 (includes on-campus condo-style living quarters for duration of the program)


Because of the intensive nature of the program, all participants are strongly recommended to reside on campus for the duration of the course. Students reside in condo-style living quarters which include a kitchen, living area, single bedrooms, and free access to laundry facilities.

Meal Plan

Participants can choose to enroll in our meal plan, which includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner each day for the duration of the program. Participants should indicate that they would like to enroll in the meal plan when completing their application.

Participants who do not enroll in the meal plan can choose to purchase meals daily in our dining commons and/or choose to prepare their own meals in their condo-style living quarters.


This is an intensive course. Hampshire College recommends the equivalent of 4 academic credits for the completion of a full course. Students are strongly encouraged to check with their home institutions about the number of accepted transfer credits. Upon completion of the program, students may request a Hampshire College transcript.

Health Insurance

Please note that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts requires all students to carry health insurance. Upon acceptance to the Institute for Linguistics, Image, and Text, you will be asked to provide proof of insurance or required to purchase temporary coverage that could increase the overall program cost.


If you have any questions, please contact summer@hampshire.edu.

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