Financial Aid News

2017-2018 FAFSA Now Available

As of October 1, 2016, students can file their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2017-2018 academic year.    The priority deadline to file is Feburary 15th.  

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Student and parents must used the IRS Data Retrieval Tool when possible.

Note that the 2017-2018 FAFSA will use 2015 tax data.  For more information about this change, and a list of frequently asked questions, go here:


UArts partners with Scholly For Scholarship Resources

Designed to ease the scholarship search process, Scholly’s adaptive matching engine promises to deliver smarter, targeted lists of scholarships.  UArts students can access Scholly by clicking here:

Use your UArts ID to log-in / sign-up.

Andrade Scholarship for CAMD students

The University of the Arts is proud to announce the Edna Andrade College of Art and Design Travel Scholarship in honor of the late artist and teacher. Andrade was a leading Philadelphia teacher and artist who significantly contributed to the Op Art movement

Eligibility Requirements: To be eligible for the Edna Andrade College of Art and Design Travel Scholarship students must meet the following criteria:

Student must be a Junior enrolled in The University of the Arts’ College of Art and Design • Student must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher • Student must demonstrate financial need • Student must have plans to travel abroad in the summer between the student’s Junior and Senior years 

Interested students can fill out the application found HERE


UArts Partners with Citizens Diplomacy International and Sister Cities Program for Scholarship

In partnership with Citizens Diplomacy International and the Sister Cities Program of the City of Philadelphia, the University of the Arts is pleased to announce the availability of the Sister Cities Scholarship for students entering in the Fall 2017 term. Selected recipients would have 50% of the tuition paid by the scholarship over four academic years. To be eligible, applicants must be applying to a degree program beginning in Fall 2017, not be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and reside in one of Philadelphia's Sister Cities at the time of application. There is no separate application; all eligible applicants are automatically considered.
Eligible applicants should be residents of these Philadelphia Sister Cities:

  • Florence, Italy
  • Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Toruń, Poland
  • Tinajin, China
  • Incheon, South Korea
  • Douala, Cameroon
  • Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
  • Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • Kobe, Japan
  • Abruzzo, Italy
  • Aix-en-Provence, France