Pitzer (Graduate & Professional School) Test Prep Assistance Fund – Fall 2023 & Spring 2024

About: In response to student requests and thanks to support from the Office of the President and the Office of the Treasurer, Pitzer Career Services is administering a fund to provide limited support to students preparing to take a graduate admissions examination.

Students may apply for funding to support the reimbursement of CBEST, CSET, DAT, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, OAT, PCAT, or TOEFL test preparation. Live or online test prep courses, materials such as test prep books, and test prep software will be considered for funding. Because cost reduction waivers are available from the testing organizations, funding from Pitzer College is unavailable for test registration fees.

Eligibility: Students of junior and senior (class of 2024 and class of 2025) status who are enrolled at Pitzer College are eligible to apply. Students must have demonstrated financial need as verified by the Financial Aid Office to receive funding.

RequirementsTo be considered for reimbursement, students must apply for funding prior to registering for a test preparation course or before purchasing materials. Funding cannot be utilized for test preparation courses already in progress or materials purchased prior to funding approval from the Career Services. After approval for funding, documentation (i.e., invoices, receipts, etc.) will be required for reimbursement. Pitzer’s Graduate Test Prep Assistance Funding is not guaranteed by the submission of an application, as the annual budget is limited.

Application Process: Through the link below, students apply by submitting contact information, a resume, a budget, and the response to one essay question: “Explain why graduate school or professional school is important to your career plans.” Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis throughout fall 2023 and spring 2024 until funding is depleted. Applications open starting Tuesday, October 24, 2023.

Funding Levels: Applications for reimbursement are considered for a minimum of $100.00 and a maximum of $1,000.00. Applications may be partially funded. The available budget for the 2023-2024 school year is $10,000.00. If approved for funding, documentation of test prep materials and courses must be submitted by April 15, 2024. If documentation is not submitted by that date, the funding offer will be rescinded.

Contact: Jill Hawthorne, Acting Assistant Director at [email protected]