Tuition & Fees

Below are total tuition and fees for the 2018-19 academic year. Expenses are based on a nine-month school year and may vary from student to student. PAFA works to remain within financial reach of everyone. Need- and merit-based scholarship support, loans, and college work-study are also available.

2018-2019 Tuition

TuitionSemesterAnnual
BFA Programs$18,714$37,428
Post-Baccalaureate Program$19,183$38,366
MFA Program$19,953$39,906
Low-Res MFA Program$19,953$39,906
Low-Res MFA, per credit hour rate, $1,330  
General  FeesSemesterAnnual
General Fee$500$1,000
Student Services Fee$150$300
Library/Tech Fee$75$150
Total$725$1,450
Class Fees  
Digital Lab Fee, per class$40 
Foundry Fee, per class$40 
Other Fees - As Applicable  
Returned Check Fee$75 
Late Payment Fee$75 
Late Registration Fee (per incident)$150 
Locker Fee, per semester$50 
Security Deposits  
Studio Security Deposit (refundable)$200 
Housing Security Deposit (refundable)$350 

Cost of Attendance (COA) *Student Budget*

The cost of attendance consists of tuition, fees, and living expenses. Financial assistance is awarded based on the COA minus the EFC (Expected Family Contribution), which is determined after the completion of the FAFSA.

 BFAPost-BaccMFALow-Res MFA
Tuition$37,428$38,366$39,906$39,906
Fees$1,450$1,450$1,450$1,450
Total Tuition and Fees$38,878$39,816$41,356$41,356

Allowable Living

 BFAPost-BaccMFA
Room$11,980$11,980$11,980
Board$4,500$4,500$4,500
Books & Supplies$1,511$1,511$1,511
Transportation$1,258$1,258$1,258
Personal/Misc. Exp$1,444$1,941$1,941
Health Insurance$1,500$1,500$1,500
Total Living Expenses$22,193$22,690$22,690

*A commuter's cost of attendance would not include room and board allowances.

For more information, please visit Higher Education Services.