WASHINGTON PROGRAM: Finances
Interns must be students in good standing at their home institution. CMC students pay CMC tuition and student activity fee, but not room and board, and continue to receive their financial aid. Students may be eligible for additional loan funds, due to the higher cost of living in Washington, D.C. There is no application fee for the Washington Program, but students who withdraw after the acceptance deadline or who fail to attend the Mandatory Meetings are subject to a $350 withdrawal fee.
How does the billing work for the semester I study in Washington? CMC students are billed for tuition and student activity fees, but not for room and board. Pomona students pay Pomona tuition, but not room and board. Both CMC and Pomona students use their room and board money to cover living expenses in Washington. Pitzer students pay CMC tuition and they use their room and board money to cover living expenses. Scripps students pay the Scripps comprehensive fee (Tuition, Room and Board) and receive a housing and meal allowance for the semester in Washington from the Scripps Office of Off-Campus Study. HMC students pay the Harvey Mudd comprehensive fee (tuition, room and board) and receive a housing and meal allowance for the semester in Washington from the HMC student accounts office.
I am on financial aid. How does this work? Your financial aid is normally based on a semester budget. While you are in Washington, your budget changes slightly. Please check our link to Budget Example for Washington and Financial Aid examples. We hope these examples answer many of your questions. Students should contact their home school office of financial aid for further information.
- Internship Awards
- CMC Financial Aid Budget
- Examples of how Financial Aid works