Financial Assistance and Scholarships
CET is committed to increasing access to study abroad for high school students and makes every effort to provide awards to deserving students. All students are eligible to apply for financial assistance through their online CET accounts.
What types of assistance does CET offer?
CET proudly offers financial assistance for students who demonstrate family financial need. Award amounts range from $500 to $2,000.
CET has partnered with the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) to offer high achieving NSHSS members financial support for CET study abroad programs.
You must be an NSHSS member to apply for this scholarship.
nshss scholarship for summer programs
One $3,500 merit-based scholarship is awarded to one summer applicant. All other scholarship applicants receive a $500 award.
nshss scholarship for china fieldwork semester
One $5,000 merit-based scholarship is awarded to one China Fieldwork Semester applicant. All other scholarship applicants receive a $1,000 award.
How do I apply?
You have access to these applications through your CET online account. We encourage you to apply for all financial assistance for which you are eligible. Simply provide the required information and we’ll notify you about decisions based on their respective timelines (as indicated below).
Application Dates and Deadlines
Reviewed on a rolling basis until March 31st
After April 3
China Fieldwork Semester (Spring)
Reviewed on a rolling basis until October 15th
After October 15
Paying for CET Programs
CET will post an invoice for the program fee to the student’s online CET account 2 weeks after the student has been accepted to and committed to the program.
The final invoice is posted to the student’s online CET account within two weeks of committing to the program. The invoice will not be sent to parent email addresses directly, so make sure students check the email associated with their CET account regularly.
Payment may be made by check, credit card, or money order. There is no surcharge for using a credit card.
China Fieldwork Semester
A program deposit of $500 is required within two weeks of acceptance to confirm a space on the program. The deposit is a portion of the overall program fee, and will be listed as an itemized deduction on the final invoice.
Withdrawal and Cancellation Policies
CET withdrawal and cancellation policies are outlined in the Conditions and Terms provided to the student at the time of acceptance. Students and parents should review these policies before committing to a CET program and notify CET in writing if the student chooses to cancel after commitment.