Saturday School Tuition & Policies

Tuition & Fees

The cost of a spring 2023 Saturday School course is $415, which includes $400 for tuition and a $15 nonrefundable registration and materials fee. There will be a transaction fee, of which the amount depends on the method of payment.

The cost for a one- or two-day Saturday School workshop is either $65 or $115, which includes $50 per day for tuition and a $15 nonrefundable registration and materials fee. There will be a transaction fee, of which the amount depends on the method of payment.

Payment must be made in full at the time of registration.


Register Online

To register for Saturday School classes

  1. Register online.

  2. Fill out the registration form. You will receive a receipt and a registration confirmation by email.   

All payments are due at the time of registration. Payments may be made by American Express, MasterCard,  VISA or checking account transfer. 



Registration is open to motivated high school students of all backgrounds.

Register online here. Registration requires payment in full and is accepted on a first-come, first served basis. Courses fill quickly, so be sure to register early. 

Saturday School registrants will receive a confirmation email once their registration has been received. Course details including a syllabus and class location will be shared by email prior to the start of classes.


Saturday School Schedule

Spring 2023 semester: Feb. 11–April 1

Classes run eight Saturdays, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. 

Workshops run for one or two Saturdays, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Students will receive more details regarding their schedule prior to the start of classes.


Saturday School In-Person Vaccination Policy

In continued support of UArts’ commitment to health and safety for all members of its community and in alignment with the recommendations of the CDC, the university has updated its COVID-19 immunization requirements for eligible students, faculty and staff to include a COVID-19 booster. 

  • Pre-College Saturday School students attending in-person classes should plan to be fully vaccinated, with the final dose of the primary vaccine series received at least two weeks prior to the start of classes.

  • COVID-19 boosters will be required for all eligible, in-person students prior to the start of classes, or within 30 days of becoming eligible, in accordance with CDC guidance.

Students registering for in-person courses must certify their vaccination status at the time of registration. 

Documented medical and religious exemptions will continue to be reasonably accommodated. Students requesting exemption should email to indicate their request for exemption.

We encourage all to visit to help you find clinics, pharmacies and other locations that offer COVID-19 vaccines in the United States. Learn more about the university’s COVID-19 vaccination policy, including FAQs.

Request for Exemption Policy and Information

Enrolled students may request an accommodation from the requirement that they submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination for medical or religious reasons. 

Accommodation requests are evaluated on a case-by-case basis; they are not automatically granted. Students can request either the medical or religious accommodation form by emailing Health Services at

Students requesting an accommodation for religious reasons will be required to submit a written statement, signed by the student and parent or legal guardian, explaining how immunization conflicts with the student’s religious beliefs. A religious accommodation is not the same as a philosophical, moral or conscientious accommodation. 

Students requesting an accommodation for medical reasons will be required to submit medical documentation explaining the specific medical contraindication or disability, and the time period for which the accommodation is being requested.

Medical or religious exemption accommodations for the COVID-19 vaccine are approved for a calendar year. Students will need to reapply each term, as needed, for accommodation.

Saturday School students requesting a medical or religious accommodation must request and submit the completed accommodation form along with any required documentation to Health Services at at least one week before classes begin. 


Online Course Technology Requirements 

Online classes work towards similar learning objectives and use the same faculty and curriculum as in-person classes. Classes are taught using Canvas, an online learning management system, and include live video meetings via Zoom. Class sessions include discussions, demos, assignments and time to work independently. Instructors check-in and provide feedback to students regularly throughout each class.

Below are the technical requirements for participating in an online course:

  • Access to a laptop or desktop computer with a web browser. We recommend a computer that is less than four years old and has at least 16 GB of RAM.

  • A built-in camera or USB plug-in webcam, speakers or headphones, and a microphone (built-in laptop webcams already include a microphone).

  • Reliable Internet access (high-speed wifi or Ethernet).

  • Ability to install software, as needed. A small number of courses will require specialty software that the university will make available to students. Details will be shared directly with the students that this applies to.

A computer and reliable internet connection are required to access Canvas and weekly Zoom live video meetings. Students will be emailed links to join Canvas and Zoom. The features of these platforms will be reviewed during the first day of class. 



All students are expected to attend classes each Saturday. Unexcused absences are not permitted and will affect the student's overall evaluation. If a student is unable to attend classes, the student’s parent or guardian must contact Pre-College Programs at to excuse the student.


Payments & Refunds


All payments are due at the time of registration. Payments may be made by American Express, MasterCard or VISA or check.   Transaction fees will apply for check and credit card payments.


Students who wish to withdraw for any reason must submit their request in writing by email to The date the request is received in writing is the date used to calculate the refund amount. Please allow up to five business days to receive a response to course withdrawal requests.

All refunds are less the $15 nonrefundable registration fee, included in the total price for the course and transaction fees.

Refund Policy

  • 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 that 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.

  • Registration fees and transaction fees are nonrefundable.


Course Cancellations

University of the Arts reserves the right to cancel classes or change faculty assignments. If a cancellation should occur, students will be notified prior to the start of classes and will have the option of taking another course or receiving a full refund.



Supply costs will vary by course and are the responsibility of the student. Details on supplies will be included on the syllabus and will be shared with families prior to the start of classes.


Student Code of Conduct

UArts reserves the right to deny registration to any student based upon the student’s prior behavior or actions in a previous class, program or workshop at the university.

Additionally, any current student may be dismissed from their class and the program if found to be disruptive or behaving inappropriately in class. Students dismissed from any UArts Pre-College Program will be denied admission to future terms and programs.

Students in the Pre-College programs are expected to adhere to the university’s Student Code of Conduct.


Tuition Discounts

Discount Types

  • Children of UArts alumni are eligible for a 10% discount on tuition. To receive this discount code email with the following details: Alumni name, major, and graduation year and student’s name.

  • Returning student discount: If a student has participated in a prior Pre-College program at UArts, they are eligible for a 10% discount on tuition.  The following discount code can be used at checkout for returning students: RS22

Students are eligible to receive only one discount; discounts cannot be combined. Discounts are non-transferable and are applied to tuition cost only. Contact our office at with any questions. 

Discounts must be reflected in the payment calculation at the time of registration; no refunds will be issued retroactively to correct overpayment.


    A limited number of full- and partial-tuition scholarships are awarded to students each semester, based on demonstration of creative potential and financial need. Scholarships require additional application materials. Details about scholarship opportunities and applications are available online online.


    Parental Consent

    By way of program registration confirmation, you are providing consent for your child to participate in the selected program. The University of the Arts is granted the right to the use of or to reproduce, exhibit, display, broadcast and distribute photographic, videotaped or other images of my child and/or their artwork, as well as University-related works derived from said images, for use in connection with the activities of the University for promoting, publicizing, or explaining the University or its activities. This grant includes without limitations, the right to publish such images as public relations/promotional materials such as marketing and admissions publications, advertisements, fundraising materials and any other University-related publications. Each student is responsible for observing all regulations in the brochures and website of the University of the Arts that may affect academic progress, financial obligations, and relationships with University authorities, as well as knowing regulations regarding withdrawals, refunds, deadlines, program changes and academic policy.