Financial Assistance

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese (SPO) subsidizes its summer programs to keep costs reasonable for all students.

In addition, students on financial aid will automatically receive a partial scholarship from SPO. The amounts are prorated according to financial need and typically range from $500 to $1,600. Special consideration will be given to students planning to concentrate in Spanish and/or Portuguese. Students will receive an award notification upon acceptance to the program.

The Dean’s Fund for Summer Study Abroad is administered by the Office of International Programs (OIP) and offers competitive awards to students receiving financial aid based on need, academic motivation and the application essay. Apply in SAFE.

Instructions, including the application deadline, will be posted at http://www.princeton.edu/oip/sap/process/summer/forms/summer_funding/. Applications must be submitted by the deadline; do not wait for acceptance to the program. You may search for other sources of Princeton funding in SAFE.

Outside organizations offer funding for students studying abroad in certain locations. Please refer to Undergraduate Fellowships and Scholarships at http://www.princeton.edu/oip/fellowships/undergraduate/.

Subsidized loans are an additional option to consider. You may borrow up to the total cost of the program (tuition, room, board, books, transportation), less any funding already provided. Please contact the Undergraduate Financial Aid Office or visit https://finaid.princeton.edu/policies-procedures/summer-programs for more information.

NOTE: Scholarships and grants, while generous, will not usually cover the entire cost. Students should expect to pay some portion of the total amount with personal funds.

Financial Planning

The program fee will cover tuition, room, full/partial board (depending on program), and group excursions. Students are responsible for purchasing their own air tickets. Other expenses may include passport/visa fees, local public transportation, leisure time activities, laundry, toiletries and other incidentals. Additional information about these expenses will be provided.

Financial awards will be posted to directly to students’ PU accounts in late April or early May, and will be applied toward the program fee. After the program fee is paid, any remaining funds will be released via direct deposit to the student’s personal bank account to be used for other program-related costs such as airfare. The grants are not intended to cover leisure activities, personal expenses or extended travel.

If you have questions about financial matters, please contact Karen González (kareng@princeton.edu).