Undergraduate Tuition & Financial Aid
What makes UArts worth the investment?
When you set foot on our campus in the heart of Philadelphia’s arts district, you’ll encounter a distinct mix of inspiration and pride. Not only are we one of the only universities in the country to offer all the arts and only the arts, we’re also focused on preparing you for what comes next: advancing your creativity.
We can also help you find financing options to assist you in enrolling. Most of our students receive financial aid or scholarships, and our Student Financial Services staff can guide you in navigating that aspect of the application process.
Planning for the cost of college can be a challenging task; most prospective students and families rely on a mixture of resources to help meet the costs. UArts offers a variety of grant, loan and student employment options to help you be able to enroll.
Undergraduate students can take advantage of
- Educational loans
- Direct loans are awarded based on need as shown by the student’s completed FAFSA application. Students must complete their FAFSA in order to be eligible for need-based financial aid.
- Student employment or work-study
Visit our Financial Aid page to learn more about types of aid, the FAFSA application process and submission deadlines.
UArts recognizes the talents of its students through a range of merit-based scholarships. Every student is automatically considered for scholarship funding upon admission. No special application is required. Applicants who are admitted will be notified about any merit-based scholarships they have been awarded in their acceptance letters.
Each year, UArts awards more than $29 million in scholarships and grants to the nearly 80% of students who are eligible for some type of financial aid. Grant aid is available to eligible students for studying abroad and graduate study.
In addition to merit-based scholarships, all applicants who have filed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be reviewed for need-based financial aid.
Visit our Scholarships page for more information.
The cost of attendance includes annual tuition and can also include on-campus housing, meals, books and supplies, laptops, transportation, a student services fee, lab fees (for certain courses), health insurance, and personal expenses. Most of our students receive financial aid or scholarships to help offset these costs.
Visit Undergraduate Tuition and Fees to learn more.