Tuition and Fees
Information about the annual cost of attendance for undergraduate and graduate students at PAFA.
Fall 2023- Spring 2024 Annual Tuition Rates & Fees
|Bachelor of Fine Arts||$43,000||$1,600|
|One Year Certificate Programs||$43,000||$1,600|
|Master of Fine Arts||$43,000||$1,600|
*Low-Residency Master of Fine Arts tuition differs depending on your enrollment term since the number of credits differs depending on your stage in the program. Tuition is calculated by credit hour. Low-Res MFA tuition through spring 2023: $1,433/credit hour.
A semester is 12-18 credits of coursework. Only credits up to 18.0 are included in tuition for Certificate and BFA students. All make-up or overload credits beyond 18.0 for full-time Certificate and BFA students will be charged the per credit rate. Any student matriculated in the Certificate or BFA program who enrolls in a summer or evening course (Continuing Education) will be charged the Certificate or BFA per-credit tuition.
|Per Credit Hour Tuition|
|Bachelor of Fine Arts||$1,792.00|
|Low Residency MFA||$1,433.00|
Annual Student Fees
|College Service Fee||$1,000|
|Student Life Fee||$300|
|Technology/Information Services Fee||$300|
|Studio Damage Deposit||Refundable||$200|
|Locker Fee||Per semester||$50|
|Foundry Fee||Per Class||$40|
|3-D Drawing Fee||Per Class||$40|
|Digital Fabrication Fee||Per Class||$40|
|Digital Imaging Fee||Per Class||$40|
Annual Housing Rates
|2 Bedroom||Double Occupancy||$14,700|
|3 Bedroom||Triple Occupancy||$13,400|
|Housing Damage Deposit||Refundable||$500|
Cost of Attendance
The Cost of Attendance represents a combination of direct charges and estimated indirect expenses. Direct charges will appear on your PAFA billing statement, including tuition, fees, and housing if living in on-campus housing. Indirect expenses include a meal allowance, books & supplies, transportation, and miscellaneous personal expenses. Every student will have different levels of indirect expenses; however, the values listed represent the allowances provided for the academic year.
The Cost of Attendance does not include individual expenses that may only be specific to the student. For example, you are required to have health insurance while attending PAFA. Students who already have comparable insurance coverage may be eligible to waive enrollment in the PAFA Student Health Insurance Plan by completing the waiver form. If you do not waive PAFA’s health insurance plan, then a health insurance charge will become a direct charge and be reflected on your billing statement.
Student Health Insurance Rates 2023-2024
Cost of Attendance 2023-2024
|Tuition & Fees (Direct)||$44,600|
|Room & Living Expenses (Direct)||$13,400|
|Meal Allowance (Indirect)||$5,262|
|Books & Supplies (Indirect)||$1,768|
Picture Yourself at PAFA
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