Costs & Travel Fund

Principia's travel fund is intended for first-time campus visits for high school juniors, seniors, and transfer students. We cover most travel expenses*, meals, lodging, transportation to and from the airport, and on- and off-campus activities during your visiting weekend. You pay just $50 to secure your date.

Parents are welcome to travel to the College with their student, but they are responsible for their travel and accommodation expenses. While we do provide free round-trip airport transportation for parents, many prefer to rent a car at their own expense. Parents are encouraged to use our travel agent to secure the same flight(s) as their student.

College visiting weekends fill up fast, so plan your visit to now!

Questions? Contact Amber McCartt at or 618.374.5175.

*The travel fund does not cover or reimburse checked bag fees. If you are driving to campus, please save hotel receipts and record your mileage. We will reimburse you for the approved expenses and mileage after you complete your visit. Flights must be booked through our travel agent at least 14 days prior to departure and only after your visit is approved.

Thank you for organizing a fantastic visiting weekend. I had a great time and my trip to Principia College has inspired me to apply.

Thank you so much for the amazing opportunity to come to the Principia College visiting weekend. I had an absolutely amazing time while I was there. All the classes I attended helped me really understand what college life would be like if I went there.