Afford

NEED-BASED FINANCIAL AID

PITZER COLLEGE PACKAGES 100 PERCENT OF A STUDENT’S DEMONSTRATED NEED FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE THROUGH A VARIETY OF FEDERAL, STATE AND INSTITUTIONAL FINANCIAL AID SOURCES.

TYPES OF NEED-BASED AID

  • Federal, State and Pitzer Grants: no repayment required
  • Federal Loan Programs: repayment required
  • Federal Work-Study: funds you earn

APPLY FOR NEED-BASED AID

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine your Estimated Family Contribution.
  • The CSS Profile must be completed to be considered for Pitzer-funded need-based scholarships and loans.
  • Upload copies of 2017 tax documents to IDOC to verify your income information.

FINANCIAL AID DEADLINES

 FAFSA,
CSS Profile,
and Tax Documents
Cal Grant GPA
Verification*
Early Decision 1November 15March 2
Early Decision 2January 1March 2
Regular AdmissionJanuary 1March 2
Transfer (Fall)April 1March 2
New ResourceMarch 2N/A

* California residents only

100%
OF DEMONSTRATED NEED MET
TOP 25
NATIONAL LIBERAL ARTS SCHOOL
LOWEST DEBT LOAD
U.S. News & World Report, 2018
#20
GREAT FINANCIAL AID
Princeton Review, 2018 Best 382 Colleges

SCHOLARSHIPS

Pitzer Undocumented Student Scholarship

UNDOCUMENTED STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

This four-year scholarship is awarded to students who attend high school in the United States, are not citizens or permanent residents of the United States, have achieved a 3.7 GPA or above in a challenging curriculum and embody at least one of Pitzer’s Core Values.

Pitzer Trustee Community Scholarship

TRUSTEE COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP

A renewable $5,000 a year scholarship for which all first-year admitted students who meet certain academic qualifications are considered.

Pitzer College Academic Achievement Scholarship

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP

A one-time $2,000 scholarship for which all first-year admitted students who meet certain academic qualifications are considered.

2019-20 TUITION & FEES

Tuition & Fees
Full-time Tuition$ 55,734
Student Activity Fee$ 284
Room
Double$ 10,060
Single$ 11,416
Board
16 Meal Plan$ 7,372
12 Meal Plan$ 6,780
5 Meal Plan (Off-campus students only)$ 2,840
Misc.
Books & Personal Expenses (estimate)$ 2,400

FIRST-YEAR APPLICANTS! ESTIMATE YOUR COLLEGE EXPENSES AND FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBILITY WITH OUR NET PRICE CALCULATOR (NPC).

The NPC will calculate a sample of the financial award you might receive if admitted to Pitzer. These results are not final or guaranteed, but can help you make an informed educational choice.

This tool can help you anticipate your college costs and estimate your eligibility for need-based scholarships. An education at Pitzer is more affordable than you think. Please visit this page to find out more.