Interns must be students in good financial standing at their home institution. CMC students pay the CMC tuition and student activity fee, but not room and board, and continue to receive their full financial aid package. Students may be eligible for additional loan funds, due to the higher cost of living in Washington, D.C., but must consult their home school financial aid office. There is no application fee for the Washington Program, but students who withdraw after the acceptance deadline or who fail to attend the mandatory orientation meetings are subject to a $500 withdrawal fee.
How does the billing work for the semester I study in Washington?
CMC students are billed for CMC tuition and the student activity fee, but not for room and board. Pomona students pay Pomona tuition, but not room and board. Pitzer students pay CMC tuition, but not for room and board. CMC, Pomona, and Pitzer students use their room and board money to cover living expenses in Washington.
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.
Non-CMC students should consult their home school study abroad or off-campus study office for further information regarding fees and costs.
What is included in the program cost?
The program cost covers tuition, airfare, special events, field trips, and library access. For details about airfare reimbursement, please visit the Transportation page.
I receive financial aid. How does this work?
Pomona, Scripps, HMC, and Pitzer students must consult their home school financial aid office for further information.
CMC students continue to receive financial aid during their semester in Washington. Financial aid is based on a semester budget; however, the budget increases by $2,000.00 for a cost of living adjustment for DC. Please see Washington Program Cost and CMC Financial Aid for further details.