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Tuition & Fees

The cost of each Saturday School class is  $315 . This includes $300 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 = $630 (two courses).  


To register for Saturday School classes :

  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.   

All payments are due at the time of registration. Payments may be made by American Express, MasterCard or VISA. If you are paying by check, please contact our office at precollege@uarts.edu for next steps.

Email: precollege@uarts.edu


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

Register online at uarts.edu/saturdayschool. 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 directions on accessing Canvas and software will be shared by email prior to the start of classes.


Saturday School Schedule

Fall 2020 Semester: Oct. 17 – Dec. 12  (No class Nov. 28 for Thanksgiving break)
Spring 2021 Semester: Feb. 6 – March 27

All courses are held online and will run from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Eastern Time

Classes are taught on Canvas, an online learning platform, and include live video meetings via Zoom. Each class session may include discussions, demos, peer reviews, weekly assignments and independent work time. Regular instructor feedback and check-ins are conducted throughout class. 

Class sessions will include both synchronous and asynchronous time. Students will receive more details regarding their schedule prior to the start of classes.


Technology Requirements & Course Formats

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

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 4 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 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 precollege@uarts.edu 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. If you are paying by check, please contact our office at precollege@uarts.edu for next steps.


Students who wish to withdraw for any reason must submit their request in writing by email to precollege@uarts.edu. 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 non-refundable registration fee, included in the total price for the course.

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 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 are nonrefundable.


Course Cancellations

The 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 program 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 his/her 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

Students are eligible to receive only one discount; discounts cannot be combined. Discounts are non-transferable and are applied to tuition cost only. Please contact our office at precollege@uarts.edu to receive a tuition discount code that can be applied at checkout. 

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


  • Children of UArts Alumni are eligible for a 10% discount on tuition. Please email the following details: Your school, major, and graduation year.
  • 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. Please email the term attended, and course taken.

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 can be found online at uarts.edu/saturdayschool

Scholarship Deadlines:
Fall 2020: Friday, Oct. 9, 2020 
Spring 2021: Friday, Jan. 29, 2021


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.