Tuition & Fees

Full program cost includes:

  • Four college level studio art courses
  • All art supplies
  • 4.0 college credits
  • Studio space and facilities
  • Field trips 

Total Tuition and Fees: $4,680

There is no application fee for Summer Academy. If accepted, a non-refundable deposit of $200 is required to confirm space in the program. Students who apply by April 10th will automatically be considered for a merit-based scholarship. Students may apply for need-based financial aid as part of their application if they provide the required income information.

Summer Academy does not offer a residential option for students. Students who live beyond the Greater Philadelphia area are welcome to reach out to with questions. 

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. 

Summer Academy qualifies for the use of 529 funds. Please speak with your 529 savings plan administrator to confirm details. 

Withdraw & Refund Policies

A student may withdraw from the Summer Academy up until the last day of the program. Withdrawals must be made in writing to the

  • 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, 2022 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.

If you have questions, please reach out to or 215-972-7630

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