CE Discounts and Scholarships

PAFA offers discounts and financial assistance in the form of scholarships for Continuing Education classes.


  • Membership Discount
    PAFA Members at the Friend level and above 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 and the new student will receive a 10% discount on tuition for one class or workshop within the current semester (excludes Master Classes).  Call 215-972-7632 to register. 

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



The Spring application deadline has passed.  Application information for Summer courses will be posted in April.

PAFA Continuing Education is pleased to present the CE Community Scholarship to assist students without access to other resources to fund their CE studies, who demonstrate dedication to their art. Scholarship funds are awarded on the basis of need and merit, and cover partial tuition for one regular CE class or workshop for adults within the semester of application. (Master Classes are not eligible for scholarship assistance.) First-time applicants may receive priority for scholarship awards.   

Scholarship recipients are responsible for supplies required for their selected class (please see materials lists in individual course descriptions), and must pay the remaining tuition balance prior to the first 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 or from one individual to another.

Application Requirements:

  • Completed application form (Summer form not yet available)
  • Personal statement (one page explaining your artistic background/interests, why you would like to attend CE classes at PAFA, and why you are requesting scholarship assistance
  • Letter of recommendation from teacher or mentor

Mail/Submit Application Materials to:

Continuing Education Programs
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
128 N. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102

To drop off materials, please visit the Continuing Education Programs office on the third floor of the Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building, at the above address. 

For questions, call 215-972-7632 or email continuinged@pafa.edu.

PAFA offers a limited number of full- and partial-scholarships for pre-college classes for high school students based on merit and need.  The Spring application deadline has passed.  See Saturday Classes for High School Students for information.

Contact Continuing Education

Thank you for your interest in PAFA's CE programs. Join our community of dedicated artists of all ages and skill levels:  Continuing Education offers exceptional studio art classes and workshops for beginner to advanced artists outside of PAFA's degree programs, available to both museum members and the general public.