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Billing & Finances

SUMMER FINANCIAL AID AWARDS for off-campus courses

Eligibility: Aid is available to all matriculated Colorado College students who have completed their first semester of study and who are currently on need-based financial aid at the College (FAFSA for U.S. students and CSS Profile for international students).  If you have previously received a Summer Financial Aid Award you are not eligible to apply.  

Awards: Awards will be granted on a first-come first-served basis and the amount will be based on your level of financial need. Summer Financial Aid Awards take into account the total course costs, including the program fee, estimated airfare, and any additional costs such as a required visa.  

How to Apply: The application is on Summit under the Office of International Programs and is entitled, "Summer Break 2018 Financial Aid Application."  The application opens on Friday, Nov. 11th.  You will be notified via email of the outcome of your application on a rolling basis, usually within four business days of submission. Awards will continue to be made until all funds are depleted.

Note:  If you have an outstanding balance on your student account no award will be made until the balance is cleared.  Awards are not transferable; if you drop your course you will not be able to apply your award to a different course (unless your original course was canceled). 


The cost for each off-campus summer course consists of two charges that will be billed to your account in early April:

  1. Tuition: Students are charged Summer Session tuition for all summer CC units that are not covered by the Wild Card. The Wild Card is automatically applied to the first summer course in which you enroll (with the exception of independent study courses that are not eligible for the Wild Card).  Note that the Wild Card covers one unit of tuition and some off-campus summer courses are 1.5 or 2.0 units.  The 2017 Summer Session tuition rate is $4,600 per one CC unit of credit.
  2. Program fee: This fee covers the travel related expense of the course such as housing, excursions, entry fees, local transportation, etc.  Some program fees cover meals or partial meals and some cover airfare.  It is your responsibility to understand what is included in the program fee and what is not covered. 



1.     Students must officially drop a course by turning in a Summer Off-Campus Drop Form to the Registrar’s Office.  Communicating intent to drop to the professor is NOT sufficient.

2.     If you drop the course by February 14, 2017, there is no late drop penalty.  

3.     If you drop the course after February 14, 2017 you will incur the following charges on your student account:

a.     61-90 days prior to course start date: 25% of program fee.

b.     31-60 days prior to course start date: 50% of program fee.

c.     22-30 days prior to course start date: 75% of program fee.

d.     0-21 days prior to course start date: 100% of program fee + 30% of tuition charge.


DEPOSIT: There is no deposit required to register for an off-campus summer course (except for Greece; see professors).