Penn Summer Abroad Tuition and Fees

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Fot tuition information for Penn Summer Abroad, please visit each program's main page: Summer Abroad Locations

Program fee

Each Penn Summer Abroad program, in addition to tuition, charges a program fee to cover the cost of accommodation, cultural activities and organized excursions. Additional expenses such as meals or local transportation may also be covered, but will depend on the program selected. All this information can be found on the individual program’s webpage, along with an estimated cost worksheet to help you plan for any other direct expenses.


The tuition and program fee for a Summer Abroad program are charged to your Penn student account after the required pre-departure forms have been completed, and you have been enrolled. You 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

Your current bill is always available online at Penn Portal. Balances remaining unpaid beyond the due date are subject to a late penalty of 1.5%, which will appear on your 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.

Financial aid

Penn students receiving financial aid during the academic year are eligible to apply for summer term financial aid. We will notify you, in the spring, when the application form can be downloaded from the Student Financial Services website.

Penn students should contact Student Financial Services with specific questions, and 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 William A. Levi Travel Fellowship.

Withdrawal and refund policy

Withdrawal is defined as leaving the program, as opposed to dropping a course within the program and adding another course to maintain enrollment requirements.

For the complete withdrawal and refund policy for 2016 Penn Summer Abroad, please refer to pages 17-19 of the Penn Summer Abroad Handbook (PDF).

All notifications of withdrawal from a summer abroad program must be made in writing to the Penn Summer Abroad Office at 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 going to the program director or instructors does not constitute formal withdrawal, and will result in failing grades in all courses.

Program cancellation

Penn Summer Abroad, in consultation with Penn officials as well as other authorities domestically and abroad, reserves the right to cancel or modify the program at any time. The Penn Summer Abroad Office will provide participants with as much notice as reasonable under the circumstances. Any decision regarding refunds and course grades in such a situation are determined by the Penn Summer Abroad Office with consideration to the timing of the cancelation.

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