Graduate Financial Aid

Graduate Tuition & Financial Aid

As a graduate student, you are encouraged to consider all financial aid options available to help realize your goal of continuing your education.

We're eager to work with you to explore all possible options, to ensure you can finance an education in the arts. Most of our students receive financial aid or scholarships, and our admissions counselors are a valuable resource to help you navigate that aspect of the application process.


Cost of attendance includes annual tuition and can include on-campus housing, meals, books and supplies, laptops, transportation, a student services fee, lab fees (for certain courses), health insurance, and personal expenses. Many of our graduate students receive financial aid and scholarships to help offset these costs.

The MEd in Educational Program Design, the MEd in Education Technology, the MEd in Music Education and Graduate Certificates in the areas of Arts and Educational Technology are a part of Professional and Continuing Education. Visit Professional & Continuing Education to learn more about tuition and fees associated with those programs.

Learn more about Graduate Tuition and Fees

Financial Aid

At UArts, we offer a variety of financial aid options to help you realize your enrollment goals. This can include scholarships, grants, loans and student employment options. Planning for the cost of a graduate degree can be a challenging task; most graduate students enrolled on a full-time basis are eligible for some type of need-based aid.

Graduate students at UArts can take advantage of the following.

Learn more about graduate financial aid.


Assistantships and Fellowships

Often, graduate candidates ask if UArts offers fellowships or assistantships to graduate students upon matriculation and acceptance. UArts offers scholarship funds based on merit and some additional work opportunities for additional compensation based on skill and experience once students arrive and are assessed on campus.

While many larger institutions offer fellowships and assistantships that require students to work or teach to receive those awards, UArts does not use their graduate students as a labor force. At UArts, we do not require our graduate students to work, but in certain instances, we can offer opportunities that may extend beyond the scholarship awarding process.

Contact with any questions you have about additional work opportunities.


Graduate merit-based scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence and demonstrated talent. The Trustee’s, Dean’s and Director’s scholarships are highly selective awards and range in amount, up to approximately 40% of tuition. 

Every student is automatically considered for scholarship funding upon admission. No additional application is necessary. Awards are available for all degree programs except the MM Music Education; the MEd Educational Technology, and the MEd Educational Programming.

Museum Studies graduate students are eligible for the Museum Studies Von Hess Internship Fellowship. This internship requires a separate application at the start of students’ second semester. Learn how to apply for this internship.

Visit Graduate Scholarship Requirements to learn more.

Contact Student Financial Services 

Toll-Free: 800-616-ARTS x6170 or 215-717-6170