Penn Global Seminars are funded by a generous donation from the Ahmad Fund, as well as contributions from Penn's Global Engagement Fund. These funds cover the majority of program costs and are intended to make this program accessible to all students.
Beginning in Fall 2018, we are pleased to announce that PGS students will be charged only a flat program fee of $950 for participation. This flat fee serves as the student contribution toward the full program travel experience, and includes round trip airfare, all hotels and accommodations, all ground transportation, entrance fees, translation and guide services, and group meals. Students will only be responsible for the cost of any personal meals and incidentals, as well as any visa/consular fees.
For eligible students with demonstrated financial need, Student Financial Service’s policy is to cover Penn Global Seminars with a mixture of grant and loan funding.
Penn Abroad will provide SFS with information on the PGS program fee. SFS will add that amount to your cost of attendance, increasing your eligibility for financial aid. SFS first increases your parent contribution by 5% to help cover the difference. For your remaining financial need, SFS will offer 60% of the funding in grant and 40% in loan. You must have a FAFSA on file to be considered for a financial aid adjustment.
You are not required to accept any loans that are offered to you, but if you do, please discuss next steps with your financial aid counselor. The process is different for federal loans, student aid loans, and alternative loans.