Billing and Payments

How and who you pay for your study abroad experience will depend on the type of program that you choose.  We've created a chart below that should give you a general idea of how payment works but don't hesitate to reach out to your study abroad advisor if you have any questions.  For more information on each of the expenses outlined below, visit the "Study Abroad Costs" page.

How You'll Pay

Expense Panther / Partner Programs Exchange Programs Pitt-Recognized Programs
Tuition PittPay PittPay Your provider
Housing and Other Fees PittPay Your host institution / provider* Your provider*
Study Abroad Admin Fee PittPay
Flights and Travel Out-of-pocket
Passports and Visas Department of State / Host Country's Embassy/Consulate
Meals and Personal Expenses Out-of-pocket

*see your program page for more information

Panther and Partner Programs

For Panther and Partner Programs, your tuition, housing/program fee, and study abroad administrative fee are all billed through PittPay and the Student Payment Center.  This means that Pitt's standard billing policies and dates apply. 

Exchange Programs

For Exchange Programs, your tuition and study abroad administrative fee are all billed through PittPay and the Student Payment Center.  This means that Pitt's standard billing policies and dates apply to these charges.

You'll pay housing fees directly to your housing provider overseas.  See your program's website for more details.

Pitt-Recognized Programs

For Pitt-Recognized Programs, only the study abroad administrative fee is paid through PittPay.  The remainder of your charges are paid directly to your program provider.

A Note on Financial Aid

If you are planning to use any form of financial aid (including scholarships, grants, or loans) for expenses that are not billed through PittPay, you need to keep in mind that financial aid is not released until the beginning of the term in which you are studying abroad.  This may have an impact on how and when you are able to pay for certain expenses.  You should speak to your study abroad advisor for more information.