Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition for 2016-2017

This total cost covers tuition as well as the use of the swimming pool, libraries, and attendance at certain College-sponsored lectures and concerts. It does not include dues and assessments for student organizations, transcript fees, the Princeton Review MCAT course, or educational and miscellaneous supplies.

Summer chemistry $4,900
Academic year (including summer biochemistry) $36,792
13-month program tuition $41,692
Additional expense MCAT Preparation Course approximately $1,200*

*MCAT Prep course to be confirmed in May 2016.


All new students must submit an application fee and a commitment fee. Checks for these fees may be sent to the Scripps College Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Office, 1030 Columbia Avenue, PMB 1226, Claremont, CA 91711.

  • An application fee of $60 should accompany the application sent to the Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program Office. This fee is nonrefundable.
  • commitment fee of $500 reserves a place for the new enrolling student and is due by the date indicated on the acceptance letter. Should the new student withdraw before first registration, the commitment fee is nonrefundable. For the continuing student, the commitment fee reserves a place at the College each semester. The commitment fee is used to cover any charges or fees not paid at the time of completion or withdrawal from the College. Any charges for damage to College property or unpaid student account balances will be withheld from the commitment fee refund.

Megan Wright"The intense focus [required for the program] was a gift, something you don’t experience as an undergrad. It was the first time in my life I focused purely on school and immersed myself in academics; I’d always worked while in school in the past. It was amazing seeing how much knowledge I’m capable of gaining and building upon."

Megan Wright, Class of 2013
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Candidate for Doctor of Medicine (MD) (2013–2017)

Payment Schedules

Tuition is paid in three installments. The first payment, which includes the cost of summer courses, is due on May 1. Fall tuition is due on August 1, and spring tuition is due on January 1. All checks should be made payable to Scripps College. Satisfactory arrangements for all financial obligations to the College and its offices must be made with the Treasurer’s Office before a transcript may be released.

Financial Aid

A Post-Baccalaureate financial aid counselor is available to guide and advise our students, who are eligible for Federal Direct Stafford Loans and private educational loans for tuition, fees, room, board, books, supplies, personal, and living expenses. Students intending to apply for financial aid must complete the Free Application for Financial Aid (FAFSA). For detailed information regarding financial aid, please visit the Financial Aid website for Post-Baccalaureate students.