The cost of each Saturday School class is  $415 . This includes $400 for tuition + a $15 non-refundable registration and materials fee.   

If you would like to register for both a fall and a spring course at the beginning of the academic year, total tuition + fees = $830 (two courses).  


To register online for Saturday School classes and pay by credit card:

  1. Create a student profile for the Saturday School student
  2. Select a course session and click the red button ("Add to Cart") at the bottom of the session page. 
  3. Check out.  You will receive a receipt and a registration confirmation by email.  

*Note: Tuition discounts & scholarships are not redeemable via online registration unless otherwise noted. 


Submit your registration form + payment in full ($415) by check or money order (payable to the University of the Arts) or by credit card to:

Mail: University of the Arts, Pre-College Programs
320 S. Broad Street  |  Philadelphia, PA 19102
Visit: University of the Arts, Pre-College Programs
Gershman Hall, 2nd floor
211 S. Broad Street  |  Philadelphia, PA 19102
Call: (215) 717 - 6430

Note: We cannot accept cash payments.  Students whose accounts do not reflect a zero balance will not be permitted to attend class.  Payment plans are not available.

Students are eligible to receive only one discount or scholarship per semester.  Discounts cannot be combined with scholarships. Discounts and scholarships are non-transferable and are applied to tuition cost only.  Be sure to enter the appropriate information where necessary on the registration form.  Discounts and scholarships must be calculated and reflected in payment made at the time of registration; no refunds will be issued to correct overpayment.  

*Please note: Discounts and scholarship are not redeemable via online registration, except where noted.  Download and submit the registration form  
Child of Alum Discount
Children of a UArts, PCPA or PCAD alum are entitled to a 10% discount (on tuition only; discount amount = $40). The parent must list the school, major studied, and year of graduation on the registration form.

Returning Student Discount
If a student has participated in a prior Pre-College Summer Institute or Saturday School program at the University of the Arts, they are entitled to a 10% discount (on tuition only; discount amount = $40). Please enter the term attended, year, program, and the course on the registration form.

Scholarships are awarded based on demonstration of significant creative potential & financial need.  Scholarships require additional application materials.  Scholarships can be applied to tuition only, and cannot be combined with any other discount.  

Scholarship Deadlines: 
Fall 2019: Friday, OCT 4, 2019
Spring 2020: Friday, JAN 31, 2020

Visit Scholarships to learn more

  • 100% tuition refund less the $15 nonrefundable registration fee for withdrawal one week before the start of class.
  • 80% tuition refund less the $15 nonrefundable registration fee for withdrawal the week classes begin.
  • 50% tuition refund less the $15 nonrefundable registration fee for withdrawal between the first and second class.
  • No refunds will be issued after the second class has met.
  • Course fees are nonrefundable.

All withdrawals must be submitted in writing sent via email to The date the request is received in writing is the date used to calculate the refund amount. Please allow up to 10 business days for review and processing.

Supplies are the responsibility of the student.  Prior to the first class, students will receive a syllabus and list of supplies that will need to be acquired by the student.  

Students should bring any supplies that they already have and/or money to purchase supplies to the first day of class if the syllabus indicates that the class will be shopping for supplies on the first day.  Most supplies can be purchased at Blick Art Materials (1330 Chestnut St.) or AC Moore (100 S. Broad St.).  Both supply stores are located within walking distance from campus.

The cost of supplies varies by course and can range between $50 and $150. Please call the Pre-College office if you need specific estimates ahead of time.


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Contact Pre-College
Pre-College Programs
211 S. Broad St., Terra Hall 910
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 717 - 6430