Are there reduced fees for applicants on financial aid? Is there any additional support for fellows with exceptional financial need?

Applicants who are current Pell Grant or federal financial aid recipients should contact PiLA at regarding possible eligibility for reduced fees, providing a copy of the current financial aid award letter.

Applicants also should also be thinking about how they will fund their international air travel, the mandatory accident-medical-emergency evacuation insurance,  and any visa fees, which costs typically run $1,500–$2,000. Fellows who have accepted a PiLA placement for the coming year have the option to crowd-fund via PiLA's fund-raising platform.

Upon accepting a PiLA post, fellows with exceptional financial need may be eligible to apply for limited additional fellowship support.