International Financial Aid


Pitzer College has limited financial aid that can be offered to a small number of international students. However, if admitted, Pitzer will meet 100% of your demonstrated need with institutional work-study and a Pitzer need-based scholarship. In addition, international students with high financial need may also receive grant assistance to cover the cost of Pitzer’s Health Insurance Plan (SHIP).

International applicants interested in need-based financial aid only need to complete our online Pitzer International Financial Aid Application (PIFAA) form; please do not complete the CSS Profile or FAFSA. To access the PIFAA, international applicants must log-in using their Pitzer credentials. Credentials are emailed to you within 2 days of submitting your Common Application.

Please have the following documents available in order to answer questions about student/parent income and assets on the PIFAA:
•   Income Statements
•   Bank Statements

International students who are interested in being considered for merit aid do not need to complete any additional forms. Pitzer offers $5,000 merit scholarships to a small amount of both domestic and international students; these scholarships are awarded only once upon admission.

Once you have applied through the Common Application, you may complete the Pitzer International Financial Aid Application here.