CE Discounts and Scholarship Opportunities


Continuing Education offers a variety of new and recurring discounts and scholarship opportunities each semester to provide financial assistance toward CE classes.  Membership discounts offer reduced tuition prices while strengthening PAFA’s collections and special exhibitions, expanding programming, and promoting greater arts education outreach to the Philadelphia community.

CE Tuition Discounts

  • Membership Discount
    PAFA Members at the Friend level and above or the Young Friend Philanthropist level receive a 10% tuition discount on CE courses, workshops and Master Classes during the entire year of their membership!  For more information and to join or upgrade your membership, view our online membership details or contact the Development Department at 215-972-2077.

  • Referral Discount           
    Refer a first-time Continuing Education student, and you both receive a 10% tuition discount on one course or workshop within the current semester (excludes Master Classes and other Special Programs)

Lab, materials and locker fees are not eligible for discounts.  Restrictions apply.  Call 215-972-7632 for more information.

CE Tuition Assistance

PAFA Continuing Education is pleased to provide tuition assistance to students who demonstrate financial need and dedication to their art through CE Community Scholarships. Scholarships are designed for those without access to other resources to fund their CE studies.  Scholarships cover partial tuition only for one regular CE class or workshop (Master Classes and other special program excluded) The remaining balance must be paid no later than one week prior to the first day of class.  Recipients are responsible for supplies required for class.  Scholarships may be transferred from one class to another in the event of a cancellation, but cannot be transferred from one semester to another.  Scholarship awards cannot be transferred from one individual to another.  First-time applicants may receive priority for scholarship awards.

Fall Application Deadline:  September 6


Submit All Materials To:

Continuing Education Programs
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
128 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Fall scholarship awards will be announced by email by September 13.

Call 215-972-7632 for questions.

For High School Student Scholarships for Saturday Classes, click here.

The CE Community Scholarship is made possible in part by generous support from the Dry Family Foundation.  For information about making a gift to support the CE Community Scholarship, please contact the Development Department at 215-972-2077.