Next Steps Center

All Your Enrollment Directions in One Place

Admitted students, wondering what your responsibilities are for a successful enrollment?

Check this page for updates on your steps between the celebration of opening your admittance letter to the first day of class. Complete the enrollment requirements while building connections with other PAFA community members! To keep the steps manageable for you, this guide will be updated by time of year.

If you have questions, your admissions counselor is still your go-to support leading up to New Student Orientation and move-in.

Please check back regularly for updates, and scroll to the bottom of page to make sure you check off all of your Next Steps!

To Start Now:

  • Enrollment Deposit (required for all new students)

    • The College Decision dates have passed. There are now limited spots available. Please enroll as soon as possible to secure your spot!

Enrollment Deposit

  • Housing

    • Start planning where you would like to live! The Student Services staff can help you find housing to best suit your individual needs, either in PAFA's housing in Stiles Hall or off-campus: Housing & Residential Life page.
    • If you would like to live in Stiles Hall for the 2022-2023 academic year, please click on the link below to apply. There is a $100 non-refundable application fee. Once you apply, keep an eye on your email for more information including housing deposit info and move-in details.
    • For Low-Res MFA students moving in Summer 2022, please directly contact the Residential & Student Life Coordinator, Jai-La Aponte at japonte@pafa.edu.

stiles hall Fall housing Application 

  • Financial Aid

    • FAFSA or Student Loans: If you have not yet completed your FAFSA for federal or state aid, do so ASAP as some aid is first-come, first-served. Directions and quick links.

    • Scholarship Appeals: If you are interested in enrolling but would like to appeal your Scholarship Award, please refer to your award letter for directions or contact the Financial Aid Office. Our goal is to do everything in our power to make it possible for you to attend: finaid@pafa.edu, (215) 972-2019.

  • Events

    • Get to know us! Here are some of the events at PAFA we think you'd enjoy, all of them free with advance registration. Find more programming at pafa.org/museum/events.
    • If possible, plan to visit the Annual Student Exhibition which runs during museum hours from Friday, May 13 to Sunday, June 5.

Looking Ahead

Due Dates At-A-Glance for Fall 2022 Enrollment*

May 1: Enrollment Deposit deadline

June 30: Stiles Hall Housing Deposit deadline 

*check back for updates per below

Next Steps Center Updates

You can expect this page to be updated with the following during the times indicated. Every admitted student should complete each step.

  • Summer Updates:

    • Finish housing, financial, health and wellness (including student health insurance, academic accommodations, etc.) processes.

    • Academic onboarding including course schedule, supply lists, email account log-ins, etc.

    • August: Webinar Trainings from the Office of Institutional Security and Equity


Stay Connected

Register for a campus tour or info session with admissions (in-person or online), or attend a public event.

Follow these PAFA accounts and say hi:


Archive of recent events for admitted students:


Contact Us

Student Services at PAFA is fully committed to assisting students with their needs and questions.

Telephone: (215) 972-2199

Student Services:

Graduate Student Services:

Registrar's Office:

Career Services:

Housing & Residential Life:

Health & Wellness: