Dragon Wings Program

We believe visiting DigiPen Institute of Technology’s campus is an invaluable opportunity for accepted students — one that should not be denied due to prohibitive travel expenses or financial hardship. The Dragon Wings Program aims to remove potential barriers to entry by providing accepted students with travel, lodging, and meal reimbursement for a day-long campus experience.

Dragon Wings participants may choose to shadow and attend classes with a current DigiPen student, or to attend a Preview Day. As a part of your visit, you will have the opportunity to tour the campus, speak with admissions representatives, and learn about student life.

Participants are eligible for up to three free meal cards from our Bits & Bytes Café on campus, depending on the type of visit.

Program Eligibility & Requirements

To be considered for this program, students must:

  • Be accepted to study at DigiPen Institute of Technology for the next academic year
  • Be a first-time visitor to our campus
  • Live at least 150 miles away.
    • 150-299 miles away: Eligible for reimbursement of 80 percent of hotel accommodations (for one night of lodging) up to $250
    • 300+ miles away: Eligible for reimbursement of 80 percent of hotel accommodations (for one night of lodging) and transportation up to $500
  • Have completed a FAFSA and submitted it to DigiPen’s Office of Financial Aid
  • Complete our Dragon Wings Program online application
  • Applications must be submitted by the first day of the month prior to your visit (For example, if you would like to visit in March, your application must be submitted by February 1).
  • This program follows a reimbursement model. The following will disqualify participants from being reimbursed:
    • Cancellations
    • If participants do not provide accurate documentation of travel expenses
    • If participants do not book their flights 14 or more days in advance

This program only applies to domestic travel for eligible accepted students. Reimbursement does not apply to international travel or to travel assistance/accommodations for any travel companions.

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