Graduate Financial Aid
The University of the Arts offers a variety of financial aid programs to assist students in meeting their educational goals. Aid may be offered in the form of grants, scholarships, assistantships, loans, or employment and is funded through federal, state, institutional, or private organizations.
Grants, fellowships, assistantships and scholarships are considered gift aid and need not be repaid. Loans, which must be repaid, are usually offered at a low interest rate and have an extended repayment period. There are student employment positions available both on and off-campus for eligible applicants.
Financial need is defined as the difference between the cost of education and the student’s federally calculated contribution to these costs: the Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Where need exists, the University assists in meeting costs within the resources available to the institution.
Nearly all of the University’s full-time graduate students are eligible for some type of need-based aid. Aid is also available for part- time students in some cases. All students are encouraged to apply.
Students who are granted an assistantship position should review the assistantship information sheet. They will need to complete an I-9 form, an IRS W-4 form and have the option of signing up for direct deposit.
Information on application procedures, types of aid, program requirements, educational costs as determined by the University, and the students’ rights and responsibilities is detailed in this section. The Office of Student Financial Services has a staff member that specializes in meeting the needs of our graduate student population. Contact the Office of Student Financial Services for assistance with any specific questions you may have.
Student Financial Services
The University of the Arts
320 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102