Summer

Pitzer offers a few options over the summer for students to take classes or go abroad. Aid is available to Pitzer students who receive need-based Pitzer scholarship and were enrolled for at least one semester in the academic year prior to the summer term. Summer aid is not available for coursework completed at other institutions, including The Claremont Colleges. Summer aid is not available to non-Pitzer students participating in Pitzer summer programs.

  • Summer Session

    Pitzer’s summer session is available to help students catch-up or get ahead. Visit Summer Session for more information on courses and other deadlines.

    Costs

    Please visit Tuition & Fees on the Summer Session website for additional program costs. Financial aid for summer session only assists with the cost of tuition. Aid is not available to cover room & board, independent study courses, or courses taken at another Claremont College.

    Aid Timeline
    Financial aid is available to assist Pitzer need-based aid recipients with the cost of summer session. All Pitzer financial aid recipients registered for summer session by the priority deadline (May 1) will automatically be considered for summer session aid; no application is required. The Office of Financial Aid will process summer session aid packages AFTER the close of priority registration (May 1) and will release aid notifications by Friday, May 6.

    The Office of Financial Aid encourages all students to register for the courses they wish to take. Students can make changes to registration until May 22. Please visit the Summer Academic Calendar for a complete list of dates.

    Aid Options

    • Pitzer Grant Aid: Available to Pitzer need-based aid recipients who register in 1 or 2 courses – Pitzer Grant eligibility is based on available funding and a student’s financial need
    • Pell Grant: Available to Pitzer Pell Grant recipients who are registered in 2 courses
    • Federal Loans: Available to loan borrowers who are registered in 2 courses

    Satisfactory Academic Progress
    Summer session courses count toward the student’s Satisfactory Academic Progress evaluations and total course count.

  • Summer Study Abroad

    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.

    Costs
    The comprehensive cost for study abroad for summer 2022 is $11,000.

    Aid Options
    Financial aid for summer study abroad is available to help cover the comprehensive cost, which includes tuition, fees, housing and meals.

    • Pitzer Grant Aid: Available to Pitzer need-based aid recipients – eligible amount is based on student’s financial need
    • Pell Grant: Available to Pitzer Pell Grant recipients
    • Federal Loans: Available to Pitzer students who borrowed and have not exhausted their loan eligibility for the year

    Aid Application
    To be considered for aid, students must provide all financial aid documents required for the upcoming academic year (2022-23) and sign a Summer Abroad Aid Agreement form. The Office of Financial Aid will email study abroad participants directly once aid notifications and the Summer Abroad Aid Agreement are available.

    Summer Abroad Policy
    Students who study abroad over the summer receive aid equivalent to 2 courses (half-time) of enrollment. As a result, participants are expected to take one half-time semester (2 courses) at some point 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 half-time semester are financially responsible for the additional costs.