Tuition is charged per course unit (CU) and three semester hours are equivalent to 1 CU. The tuition for a 2014 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 2014 Undergraduate Tuition for 1 CU: $3,614
Cannes, Grahamstown, & Seoul*
Summer 2014 Undergraduate Tuition for 2 CUs: $7,228
Buenos Aires, London, Madrid, 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 $3,614 and 1CU of SNU tuition, cost TBD
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.
For additional information about your bill, refer to the Student Financial Services website.
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 the Summer Abroad Fellowship.
Withdrawal is defined as leaving the program as opposed to dropping a course within the program and adding another course to maintain enrollment requirements.
Withdrawal and Refund Policy: For the complete withdrawal and refund policy for Penn Summer Abroad 2014, please refer to pages 16-18 of the Penn Summer Abroad Handbook.
Notification of Withdrawal: All notifications of withdrawal from a summer abroad program must be made in writing to the Office of Penn Summer Abroad at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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.