Tuition and Fees

Below, we have indicated our total tuition and fees for the 2014-15 academic year. Expenses are based on a nine-month academic year and may vary from student to student. Please keep in mind that here at PAFA we work hard to keep our costs low and to keep our educational experience within reach of all. As you consider your future plans, please remember that the actual cost of attending PAFA, listed below, can be reduced by both need- and merit-based scholarship support, loans, and college work-study. We are on your side, trying to make it happen for you.  

2014-2015 Tuition

  Per Semester Per Year
BFA & Certificate Program $15,622.50 $31,245
Post-Baccalaureate Program $16,888.50 $33,777
MFA Program $18,107.50 $36,215

Fees per year

Undergrad MFA & Post Bacc
General Fee $1000.00 $1000.00
Student Services Fee $300.00 $300.00
Library/Tech Fee $150.00 $150.00
Total $1450.00 1450.00
Locker Fee (if appl. ) $100.00 N/A
Total with Locker Fee $1550.00 $1450.00
Other Fees    
Late Registration Fee (Per Incident) $75.00  
Late Payment $75.00  
Returned Check Fee $75.00  
Studio Damage Fee
(Refundable,*  for students with studios)
$200.00 per year

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.

  BFA & Certificate Post-Bacc MFA
Tuition $31,245 $33,777 $36,215
Fees $1,450 $1,450 $1,450
Total Tuition and Fees $32,695 $35,227 $37,665

Allowable Living

  BFA & Certificate Post-Bacc MFA
Room $10,300 $10,300 $10,300
Board $4,068 $4,068 $4,068
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 $20,081 $20,578 $20,578

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

Higher Education Services (HES)

PAFA wants to help students to afford the expense of higher education by conserving their savings and limiting their borrowing. For this reason, an Interest-Free Monthly Payment Option is offered, allowing the student to spread expenses over the academic year. Expenses may be spread over each semester, in five equal monthly payments, without interest. This will enable the student to budget expenses more easily. The enrollment fee for this monthly payment option is $35 per semester.  The Interest-Free Monthly Payment Option may prove helpful, whether or not the student qualifies for financial aid. Click here for the Higher Education Services website