Students who wish to participate in Pitzer’s summer study abroad programs are able to go abroad over the summer and earn credits for transfer.
The cost for summer study abroad are usually comparable to two-course credits.
Financial aid for summer study abroad is available to help cover the comprehensive cost of study abroad, which includes tuition, fees, room and board. Grant and loan assistance is available will be based on the student’s need as well as the amount of loans they have already borrowed for the year.
In the spring, the Office of Financial Aid will reach out to students whom the Study Abroad Office has identified as participating in a summer study abroad program. Students will receive an email from financial aid asking them to submit a Summer Study Abroad Financial Aid Application. This application is usually available in March and due in April.
Summer Abroad Policy
Students who study abroad over the summer receive aid equivalent to 2 courses (part-time) of enrollment. As a result, participants are expected to take one part-time semester some time upon their return (usually the last semester of their senior year).
Traditional students at Pitzer are eligible for 8 semester of financial aid. By enrolling in summer study abroad, you use half a semester of financial aid eligibility.
Transfer students at Pitzer are eligible for pro-rated semesters of financial aid based on their courses transferred at the time of admission. By enrolling in summer study abroad, you use half a semester of your pro-rated aid eligibility.
New Resource Students are eligible for 32 courses of financial aid. If you are a New Resource student, you use the equivalent of 2 courses of financial aid eligibility. These 2 courses count toward your maximum aid eligibility.
Students who choose to enroll full-time during their part-time semester will be financially responsible for the additional costs.