Reporting Outside Scholarships & Tuition Benefits
Students who receive outside scholarships or tuition benefits are required to report these sources of aid to the Office of Financial Aid. Please complete our online Outside Scholarship Notification form to report your outside scholarships to our office.
Federal regulations require that all outside scholarships or tuition benefits be coordinated and incorporated with your Pitzer financial aid package. Outside scholarships or tuition benefits are not added on top of your current financial aid package and do not replace your parent contribution.
Outside Scholarship Policy & Impact to Aid
To limit the impact of your outside scholarship or tuition benefit to your existing financial aid package, the Office of Financial Aid will first reduce your student summer earnings contribution (if one was assessed), followed by your need-based student loans, followed by your work-study.
If the amount of your outside scholarship or tuition benefit exceeds your summer contribution, need-based loan, and work-study, an adjustment will be made to your Pitzer Scholarship. Before we adjust your Pitzer Scholarship, we may reach out to you to see if you have additional educational expenses that may be covered by your outside scholarship or tuition benefit.
Processing Outside Scholarships & Tuition Benefits Checks
If you received a scholarship check and it was made payable to you, please report this scholarship directly to the Office of Financial Aid via email with the name of the organization and the amount awarded to you for the academic year. Checks made payable to you should be given to the Office of Financial Aid so we can pay the funds to your student account. Checks not made payable to you should be made payable to Pitzer College and sent to:
Office of Financial Aid
1050 N. Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711
Checks made payable to Pitzer will be disbursed to your student account after we have received the check from the scholarship organization.
Proof of Enrollment
If you require proof of enrollment to receive your scholarship funds, please contact the Office of the Registrar.
If you require a copy of your financial aid offer to receive your scholarship funds, you can download a pdf copy through your MyCampus2 Portal: log into your Student Portal, go to the FinAid tab and click on Awards.
If you require a copy of your bill to receive your scholarship funds, you can log into CASHNet and download a copy of your billing statement.
Outside Scholarship Opportunities
If you’re interested in applying for outside scholarships, here are a few search engines: