Though there is a perception that these programs are unaffordable to most people, there are in fact dozens of free academic summer programs for high school students. The subjects range from arts to research to humanities. There is a program for every student regardless of race, income, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, or residency. All programs include room, board, and transportation to and from the location unless otherwise specified. Some programs (particularly those in science research) will even give students stipends of more than $4,000 for the summer.