Regular Princeton financial aid is not available for summer study abroad; however, there are other funding options to help you meet your program costs. During the summer, the Office of Financial Aid offers summer savings replacement aid and loans to help meet program costs. Students may also apply to individual funders (e.g., academic departments or centers at Princeton University) for financial support and/or be awarded financial support through the program that they attend.
This section outlines some of the available funding options, as well as information on fees and billing for summer study abroad programs.
Summer funding options:
Dean’s Fund for Summer Study Abroad
- The Study Abroad Program reviews applications and eligibility for support from the Dean’s Fund for Summer Study Abroad. The Dean’s Fund offers funding on a competitive basis to students receiving financial aid and who enroll in structured academic study abroad and language programs lasting at least four weeks. Please note that U.S.-based language programs are also eligible for Dean’s Fund consideration.
Princeton & External Funding
- Some of Princeton’s summer programs provide financial support for admitted students. If your program provides funding, this information will be available through the department offering the program. You can also search for these options on the Student Activities Funding Engine (SAFE).
- Explore Princeton’s Student Activities Funding Engine (SAFE), which connects students with University funding for activities, including summer study abroad. Applications to the Dean's Fund for Summer Study Abroad are submitted through SAFE.
- Outside organizations also offer funding for students pursuing specific projects or studying abroad in certain locations. The Undergraduate Fellowships & Scholarships page lists awards for both summer and academic year study abroad.
Loans & Summer Savings Replacement Aid
- Currently enrolled Princeton undergraduates who will be attending summer study abroad programs and earning academic credit may qualify for a University loan to help cover the cost of tuition. The loan is limited to the amount of tuition only. Room, board, books, personal and transportation expenses will not be considered.
- Princeton also offers summer savings replacement aid if you are unable to save the amount expected from summer earnings due to extenuating circumstances
For Princeton summer programs, you can find fees listed on the individual program websites. If fees are not listed, contact the department coordinating the program for more information.
For non-Princeton summer programs (those run by other universities or study abroad providers), check the sponsoring university or program provider’s website.
Fees differ by program, but generally speaking tuition, accommodation, some meals and excursions are usually covered in program fees. Students are often required to budget for other expenses such as airfare, personal expenses and passport/visa fees. Check with the department coordinating your program to confirm what is/is not included.
Students who withdraw from a Princeton program after accepting a place but before the program begins will lose the non-refundable deposit and any unrecoverable costs. There are no refunds after the start of the program. You should contact the department coordinating your program for more information.
For non-Princeton summer programs, you are subject to the refund and withdrawal policies set forth by the sponsoring university or program provider.
Billing for summer programs
- For Princeton summer programs, Student Accounts will invoice you through TigerPay.
- For non-Princeton summer programs, you will be billed directly by the overseas institution or your program provider.
Typically, for Princeton summer programs Student Accounts will bill students a program deposit upon acceptance of a spot on the program and the program fee balance by June 1st.
For non-Princeton summer programs, this will vary. If you were billed by an overseas institution or program provider, you are responsible for sending payment directly to them by their stated deadlines. If the programs require deposit, you will be responsible to arrange that payment or request a deferment of payment if you are awaiting aid from Princeton.