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Visiting DigiPen’s campus is an invaluable opportunity for deciding where to enroll — 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 Program 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.

Apply to the Dragon Wings Program


Program Eligibility and Requirements

To be considered for this program, participants 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 hotel accommodations (for one night of lodging) up to $250

    • 300+ miles away: Eligible for reimbursement of hotel accommodations (for one night of lodging) and transportation up to $500

Participants must also have completed a FAFSA and submitted it to DigiPen’s Office of Financial Aid. The Dragon Wings Program application can then be filled out online.

Additional Program Policies:

  • Applications must be submitted one month prior to the participant’s visit

  • This program follows a reimbursement model. Participants will not be reimbursed if:

    • They cancel their trip
    • They do not provide accurate documentation of travel expenses
    • They book their flights fewer than 14 days in advance
  • This program only applies to domestic travel for eligible prospective students; international travel does not qualify for reimbursement

  • Travel companions are not eligible for travel assistance/accommodation reimbursement but they are welcome to accompany visiting students at their own expense