Penn Summer Abroad Tuition and Fees
Tuition is charged per course unit (CU) and three semester hours are equivalent to 1 CU. The tuition for a 2013 Penn Summer Abroad course is equal to the undergraduate rate for a College of Arts and Science course offered on campus during either Summer Sessions 1 or 2. There is no General Fee charged for a Summer Abroad course.
Summer 2013 Undergraduate Tuition for 1 CU: $3,478
Cannes, Grahamstown & Seoul*
Summer 2013 Undergraduate Tuition for 2 CU: $6,956
Alicante, Beijing, Buenos Aires, London, Tours, Venice
Please Note: All tuition and fees are subject to the approval of the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania and may change without notice.
*Students in the Penn-in-Seoul program will pay 1CU of Penn tuition $3,478 and 1CU of SNU tuition $1,650
Each program charges a fee in addition to tuition. The program fee covers the cost of accommodation, cultural activities and excursions organized by the program. Depending on the program, additional expenses such as meals or local transportation may also be covered in the fee.
To see the fee for a particular program, visit that program’s webpage under the section for tuition and fees. In that same section, you’ll also find an estimated costs worksheet for help in planning other estimated direct expenses.
The tuition and program fee for Summer Abroad are charged to your Penn student account after the required pre-departure forms have been completed and you have been enrolled in the course(s). Students are responsible for direct expenses not included in the tuition and program fee.
The charges will appear on your student bill in the monthly statement following course registration. The billing and due dates follow the Summer Sessions billing schedule.
|E-bill sent||Bill Due Date|
|May 2, 2013||May 24, 2013|
|May 31, 2013||June 18, 2013|
|July 2, 2013||July 31, 2013|
|August 6, 2013||August 30, 2013|
For additional information about your bill, refer to the Student Financial Services website.
- Your current bill is always available online at Penn Portal: www.upenn.edu/pennportal
- For a complete copy of your student bill please see the Penn.Pay website.
- Balances remaining unpaid beyond the due date are subject to a late penalty of 1.5%, which will appear on the next statement.
- No student will be awarded a degree who has not paid in full all financial obligations to the University. No transcripts will be provided to any student who has not fulfilled financial obligations to the University.
Penn students receiving financial aid during the academic year are eligible to apply for Summer Term financial aid that can be used to support the costs of Penn Summer Abroad. The application for Summer Term Financial Aid can be downloaded from the Student Financial Services (SFS) website in the spring. Penn Summer Abroad will notify participants when the form is available and will provide further instructions on completing the form for summer abroad funding.
SFS considers the full costs of participating in the summer abroad program (including tuition, program fee, air ticket and on-site expenses) when determining the aid package according to their assessment of the student’s need. Summer Term aid packages are not part of the no-loan program and may include a higher percentage of loans.
Students should contact SFS with specific questions about their package.
Visiting students should apply for financial aid from their home university.
Penn undergraduates who currently receive financial aid are also eligible to apply for a Summer Abroad Fellowship.
The policy below applies only to Penn Summer Abroad programs.
Withdrawal is defined here as leaving the program rather than dropping a course within the program and adding another course to maintain enrollment requirements.
Notification of Withdrawal: All notifications of withdrawing from a summer abroad program must be made in writing to the Office of Penn Summer Abroad at email@example.com. The date of the written notification is the date by which the adjustment to the student’s academic record and financial calculations will be determined. Failure to attend classes or notification only to the program director or instructors does not constitute formal withdrawal and will result in failing grades in all courses.
Withdrawal before the program begins: The following will occur when withdrawing from a summer abroad program after accepting the offer of admission and before the program start date.
- There is no penalty to withdraw from the program after accepting the offer of admission (via the Intent to Enroll form) and before you are enrolled in the courses. You are registered for courses by the Penn Summer Abroad office after submitting the required pre-departure forms and once course registration opens on March 19, 2013. Please also be aware that your offer of admission may be revoked if you do not submit pre-departure forms by the deadline stated in your "Next Steps and Important Dates" email.
- There is a $500 withdrawal fee charged for withdrawing during the period after you are registered for courses and up to 30 days prior to the start of the program. Courses are dropped, tuition charges are refunded 100% and the program fee is refunded minus the $500 withdrawal fee. See exception for financial aid notices below.
- Withdrawing from the program from 29 days prior up to the start date results in a withdrawal fee equal to 50% of the program fee. Courses are dropped, tuition charges are refunded 100% and the program fee is refunded 50%. See exception for financial aid notices below.
- Exception for financial aid notification: The above penalties for withdrawing from the program after March 19, 2013 and prior to the start of the program may be waived if the financial aid package you receive cannot support the costs for the program this year. Notice of withdrawal and the request for a waiver of the fees must be made in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. The request must state the reason for withdrawal and provide the date when you received the financial aid notice. Requests for the fee waiver due to the timing of financial aid are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Waivers are not considered for any other reason.
Withdrawing after the program starts: In addition to the official withdrawal email sent to Penn Summer Abroad, the program director must be notified in advance of the student’s leaving the program site.
- With the exception of Penn-in-Cannes and Penn-in-Grahamstown, tuition is refunded for a documented program withdrawal within the first five calendar days from the program start date. For Penn-in-Cannes and Penn-in-Grahamstown, which only run for two weeks, there are no tuition refunds after the start of the program.
- There is no program fee refund for withdrawing after the program start date.
- In the case of students receiving financial aid, eligibility for the summer term will be re-determined by Student Financial Services (SFS) based on actual charges and prorated allowances for living expenses.
- Academic record: The effect of a program withdrawal on the way courses are reported on the transcript will vary according to the date of withdrawal and length of the program. Refer to the Penn Summer Abroad Handbook for the course drop and course withdrawal deadlines of your program.
Penn Summer Abroad, in consultation with the University of Pennsylvania officials as well as other authorities domestically and abroad, reserves the right to cancel or modify the program at any time. Penn Summer Abroad will provide participants with as much advance notice as reasonable under the circumstances. Any decision regarding refunds and course grades in such a situation will determined by Penn Summer Abroad with consideration to the timing of the cancellation.