Tuition & Fees

  Deposit Tuition What it Covers
Commuter Students $200 $2,900 4 weeks of classes, artist visits, and art supplies
  • There are no fees to apply.
  • Opportunities for scholarship assistance are available: All students who submit their completed applications by April 17 will automatically be considered for a Thomas Eakins Emerging Artist Scholarship.
  • All art materials are supplied through the program; there are no additional lab/materials fees.

Tuition & Deposits

If accepted, a non-refundable deposit of $200 is required to confirm space in the program, due June 1

  • Students applying before June 1 have the option of withholding deposit payment when submitting application materials if they wish, pending acceptance or scholarship award, with the understanding that they must submit payment by this date in order to hold their place in the program. 

  • Students applying after June 1 must include the deposit with their application.*

*  Payments are only processed upon acceptance to the program.  No portion of the payment is retained if acceptance is not granted. 

Payment Methods

Deposit/tuition payments may be made by check, money order or credit card. Directions for payment will be included with admission to program. 

Withdraw & Refund Policies

Register Before May 15

If a student accepted their spot in Summer Academy before May 15 and they decide that a virtual program is not right for them, PAFA will allow them to defer admission to 2021.

If a student who accepted their spot before May 15 is currently a graduating senior, they can request a full refund. We also understand that COVID-19 has had an unprecedented impact on many families, so additional requests for refunds will be considered on an individual basis by reaching out to Susannah Fishman at

Register After May 15

A student may withdraw from the Summer Academy up until the last day of the program. Withdrawals must be made in writing to the Manager of Pre-College Programs, Susannah Fishman,

  • Once processed, the $200 deposit is non-refundable.

  • After deposit, the remaining tuition balance is refundable for withdrawal requests issued prior to June 15.

  • No refunds permitted after June 15, 2020 unless they are necessitated by Covid-19, wherein situations will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.

  • PAFA cannot prorate the Summer Academy for withdrawals or missed classes.

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