Tuition and Fees

Information about the annual cost of attendance for undergraduate and graduate students at PAFA.

2022-2023 Annual Tuition Rates & Fees

Fall 2022-Spring 2023 Annual Tuition

  Tuition Fees
Bachelor of Fine Arts $40,500 $1,600
One Year Certificate Programs $40,500 $1,600
Master of Fine Arts $40,500 $1,600
Post-Baccalaureate Program $40,500 $1,600

*Low-Residency Master of Fine Arts tuition differs depending which term you are enrolled, 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: $1,350/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.

Bachelor of Fine Arts Per-Credit Hour Tuition $1,688.00
Low Residency MFA Per-Credit Hour Tuition $1,350.00

 

2022-2023 Annual Student Fees

College Service Fee   $1,000
Student Life Fee   $300
Technology/Information Services Fee   $300
Total   $1,600

 

2022-2023 Additional Fees

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

 

2022-2023 Annual Housing Rates

1 Bedroom Single Occupancy $18,060
2 Bedroom Double Occupancy $13,470
3 Bedroom Triple Occupancy $12,250
Housing Application Non-refundable $200
Housing Damage Deposit Refundable $500

 

2022-2023 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 and include 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.  The rates for 2022-2023 are $1,780/year for an undergraduate student and $4,023/year for a graduate student.

Tuition & Fees (Direct) $42,100
Room & Living Expenses (Direct) $12,250
Meal Allowance (Indirect) $5,262
Books & Supplies (Indirect) $1,768
Transportation (Indirect) $3,368
Miscellaneous (Indirect) $3,040
Total $67,788

2021-2022 Annual Tuition Rates & Fees

2021-2022 Annual Tuition

  Tuition Fees
Bachelor of Fine Arts $38,926 $1,450
Master of Fine Arts $39,906 $1,450
Low-Res MFA $39,906 $1,450
Post-Baccalaureate Program $38,926 $1,450

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.

 

2021-2022 Annual Student Fees

General Fee   $1,000
Student Activity Fee   $300
Library/Technology Fee   $150
Total   $1450

 

2021-2022 Additional Fees

Studio Damage Deposit Refundable $200
Locker Fee Per semester $50
Digital Lab Fee Per Class $40
Foundry Fee Per Class $40

 

2021-2022 Annual Housing Rates

1 Bedroom Single Occupancy $18,200
2 Bedroom Double Occupancy $13,700
3 Bedroom Triple Occupancy $12,500
Housing Damage Deposit Refundable $350

 

2021-2022 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 and include 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. The rates for 2019-20 were $1,674/year for an undergraduate student.

Tuition & Fees (Direct) $40,376
Room & Living Expenses (Direct) $12,990
Meal Allowance (Indirect) $5,262
Books & Supplies (Indirect) $1,768
Transportation (Indirect) $3,368
Miscellaneous (Indirect) $3,040
Total $66,804

Picture Yourself at PAFA

The Admissions and Financial Aid staff at PAFA help you during all stages of the application and enrollment process.

Email: admissions@pafa.edu
Telephone: (215) 972-7625
Fax: (215) 569-0153
Financial Aid: finaid@pafa.edu