Tuition in Continuing Education at the University of the Arts varies by course, course length, and whether the course is credit-bearing.  Some courses are only offered as either for-credit or not-for-credit, while others have credit/non-credit options. 

Visit Courses & Registration to view course information and associated tuition & fees.  


Course Fee: This fee varies by course and is applied to the specific academic and operational costs incurred by activities in certain classes, studios or labs. Course fees are noted on the individual course pages and are nonrefundable.

Registration Fee: A $50 nonrefundable registration fee is included in the cost of tuition for each course.  If a student decides to withdraw from a course, the $50 registration fee is retained by the University along with the course fee.

 Certificate Programs 

Students who are accepted to a Continuing Education certificate program must submit a one-time, non-refundable matriculation fee of $100 to hold their place in the program. The matriculation fee is used to cover costs associated with the certificate program such as UArts CS student photo ID and computer lab access.

Tuition for certificate programs is paid on a course-by-course basis.  Tuition for each course is listed on the certificate program pages.

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Students may need to purchase additional materials at their own expense.  Supply lists will be available online one week prior to the start of classes and can be accessed by selecting the syllabus link on the individual course page.

 Departmental Resale Programs 

Materials such as metals, clay, imaging lab output, and other various tools must be purchased via a pre-paid computerized declining-balance card system called eAccounts while in the studio.  Instructions for how students access and add funds to their eAccounts will be outlined for students during the first day of class.

 University Libraries 

Continuing Education students may use the library facilities (Albert M. Greenfield Library, Music Library, and Visual Resources Collection) but do not have borrowing privileges. UArts CE Certificate Students with a current UArts Photo ID have borrowing privileges at all UArts libraries. For more details regarding UArts libraries visit

 University Print Services Imaging Labs 

The Print Services Imaging Labs are the digital print centers at the University of the Arts. Imaging Labs provide UArts students, CE students, faculty and staff with highly personalized customer service in an all-digital workshop. 

Anderson Imaging Lab
6th Floor, Room 616
333 S. Broad Street

Terra Imaging Lab
13th Floor, Room 1316
211 S. Broad Street

Mon - Fri: 9 am - 5 pm

Learn more about Print Services at UArts

Discounts must be obtained at the time of registration; no refunds will be issued retroactively to correct overpayment.  All discounts are applied to the cost of tuition only.  Only one discount can be used at a time.  

Discounts may be redeemed online.  Some restrictions apply.  Please call (215)717-6006 to request a discount. 


Graduates of the University of the Arts, Philadelphia College of Art and Design, Philadelphia College of Performing Arts and recipients of Continuing Education Certificates are entitled to a 25% discount.  Maximum discount of $300/per order. 


Members of the CultureWorks are entitled to a 15% discount.  Please provide documentation of membership via your most recent invoice at the time of registration.  Maximum discount of $125/per order. 

 Haviland Society 

A 25% discount is available to UArts donors.  For more information, please contact Advancement at 215.717.6140.  Maximum discount of $125/per order. 


Members of InLiquid are entitled to a $50 discount. Please provide proof of membership at the time of registration.  

 Museum Council of Philadelphia 

Members of the Museum Council of Philadelphia are entitled to a $50 discount.  Please provide proof of membership at the time of registration.  

 Philadelphia Orchestra Subscribers 

Philadelphia Orchestra subscribers are entitled to a 10% discount.  Please provide proof of membership at the time of registration.  Maximum discount of $125/per order. 

 Seniors over 55 

Individuals over 55 years of age are eligible for a 10% discount.  Please provide proof of age/senior status at the time of registration.  Maximum discount of $125/per order.    

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Refund Policy

A $50 Registration Fee is included in the cost of tuition for each Continuing Education course.  If a student decides to withdraw from a course, the $50 registration fee is retained by the University, along with the nonrefundable Course Fee. 

All refunds are calculated as follows:

  • 100% refund, less the nonrefundable fees (Course Fee + $50 Registration Fee), for withdrawal five business days prior to the first class
  • No refund for withdrawal fewer than five business days

All Continuing Education withdrawals must be submitted using this online form. The date you submit the form is used to calculate the refund amount. Correspondence must come from the email address associated with your student account.  Please allow up to five business days for refund requests to be reviewed.

Course Transfer Requests
All requests for Continuing Education course transfers must be submitted using this online form. Transfer requests are subject to review by the Continuing Education Program Director.  Correspondence must come from the email address associated with your student account.  Please allow up to five business days for processing.    


We accept registration online and by phone. To register, you must submit payment in full. Payment may be made online by credit card (via PayPal) or in the form of a check or money order payable to The University of the Arts. A $50 fee will be charged for any returned checks.  Registration is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

The University 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 or on the University campus. Students dismissed from any UArts Continuing Education program will be denied admission to future terms and programs.

Registered Continuing Education students are subject to the below policy unless otherwise specified: 

  • Students in Continuing Education courses grant the University of the Arts the right to use or reproduce, exhibit, display, broadcast and distribute photographic, videotaped or other images of themselves and / or their artwork, as well as University-related works derived from said images, for use in connection with the activities of the University or 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. Students will not be compensated for such use. Each student is responsible for reviewing and observing all policies of Critical & Professional Studies that may affect academic progress, financial obligations, relationships with University authorities, transferability of credits, and acceptance of credits for certification, including policies regarding withdrawals, refunds, program changes and academic policy. 

Continuing Education students are expected to adhere to a Student Code of Conduct

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Refund Policy

All refunds, less nonrefundable deposits and fees, are calculated as follows:

  • 100% refund, less the nonrefundable course fee + $50 fee for withdrawal five business days prior to the first class
  • No refund for withdrawal fewer than five business days

All withdrawals must be submitted in writing to The date of the email is used to calculate the refund amount. Please allow up to 10 business days for refund requests to be reviewed.

Course Transfer Requests
All requests for course transfers must be submitted in writing to Transfer requests are subject to review by the Program Director.  Please allow up to five business days for processing.     

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Course Cancellation

The University of the Arts reserves the right to cancel classes due to low enrollment. 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.

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Tuition Remission for UArts Employees

Check with Human Resources at (215)717-6365 to determine if you are eligible for tuition remission.  If you are eligible, you can use your tuition remission to enroll in Continuing Education classes.  

To register for Continuing Education using tuition remission:

  1. Submit the Tuition Remission Request Form to Review the Staff Manual or speak with HR to find out how much tuition remission you should expect to receive.

  2. Send the Tuition Remission Registration Form to

  3. Create a student profile* in our new registration system, if you have not done so already. Once HR approves your Tuition Remission Request, our office will process your registration and prompt you to pay the applicable course fee online in Enrole.
    *Please note that if you teach for CE, PIE, or Pre-College, you already have a profile in Enrole — contact our office for assistance.

Questions? Call (215)717-6006 or stop by the College of Critical & Professional Studies with the Center for Engagement office (temporary office location in Gershman Hall, Room 205).


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Third-Party Billing + Sponsored Students

Third-party billing is when a company or government/outside agency has established special billing arrangements to cover tuition and/or fees for students that it sponsors. Third party billing can only be used for credit courses. The University must receive an authorization from the sponsoring agency before third-party billing can be processed. All billing authorizations – which may be a letter, purchase order or voucher – must be on official agency letterhead and signed by an officer of the organization.

Payment by the sponsor must be made directly to the University; agreements where payments are sent to the student cannot be honored. All authorizations must include the term or dates that the authorization is in effect. Continuing Education cannot accommodate any restrictions or contingencies on the authorization. For instance, if the agency requires grade or transcript information before payment, the University cannot authorize third-party billing.

All sponsored students are required to complete a Tuition Repayment Agreement (promissory note) in order to be registered for the class and to initiate third-party billing. In the event of non-payment or partial payment by the third-party agency, the student will be charged for the unpaid amount. Third parties are invoiced after the class is confirmed to run. Payments must be made within 30 days of billing. If payment is not received within 30 days, the agency and the student will be notified, and the student will be billed for the unpaid amount as authorized on the Tuition Repayment Agreement. Any charges that are not paid by the sponsor are billed directly to the student.

Download Tuition Repayment Agreement

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All students are expected to attend classes regularly and promptly and for the duration of the scheduled instructional time. Individual instructors will decide the optimum time for taking attendance and may penalize for habitual lateness or absence. Repeated absences may result in a grade of “F” for a course. Students who withdraw from a course must do so in writing. Non-attendance does not constitute an official withdrawal.

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Online + Hybrid Courses

Online and hybrid courses have the same learning objectives and use the same faculty and curriculum as our traditional “live” courses, with the added benefit of convenience. Participants have 24/7 access to course materials and can work at their own pace any time of day. Distance education is not for everyone. Students wishing to enroll in online and hybrid courses must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Access to a computer with a web browser, Microsoft Office or equivalent and Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • High-speed Internet access
  • Comfort working on computers, including saving, deleting and moving files
  • Ability to install software, as needed

Students in online and hybrid courses are required to participate in weekly discussions and complete all projects and assignments indicated in the syllabus.

Note: Online and hybrid courses are facilitated by Digication.  Students will be notified about how to access Digication via their assigned UArts email address prior to the start of class. 

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Student Code of Conduct

All Continuing Education students at the University of the Arts are expected to adhere to a Student Code of Conduct.

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Academic Information

The University of the Arts is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Continuing Education offers courses for Continuing Education Credit. Courses in this program are indicated with a “CE” prefix. Courses for credit have a “C” suffix, and courses for non-credit have an “N” suffix.

University of the Arts Continuing Education courses provide knowledge and essential skills in specific fields and are taught by highly qualified faculty with in-depth experience in their subject areas. Continuing Education courses at the University of the Arts are applicable to degree programs at the University. Credit is awarded based on a review of the student’s Continuing Education transcript.

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Academic Honesty/Integrity Policy

Academic Integrity is a commitment to the core values of honesty, trust, fairness, respect and responsibility and their role in ensuring the health and vigor of the academic and creative community. The university community is continually mindful of the need to preserve academic integrity standards, inclusive of any technological advances in delivery methods of information access and use.  Please note that students are encouraged to contact their instructors and/or the University librarians for guidance in maintaining academic integrity in their work.

 Violations of Academic Integrity 
Violations of academic integrity are considered to be acts of academic dishonesty and include (but are not limited to) cheating, plagiarizing, fabrication, denying others access to information or material, and facilitating academic dishonesty, and are subject to the policies and procedures noted here and within the Course Catalog, including the Student Code of Conduct and the Student Judicial System. Please note that lack of knowledge of citations procedures, for example, is an unacceptable explanation for plagiarism, as is having studied together to produce remarkably similar papers or creative works submitted separately by two students.

 Procedures for Addressing Violations of Academic Integrity 
If an instructor suspects a student of any violation of academic integrity, the following process is to be followed:

  1. After an initial consultation with the Chair/Director/Academic Dean where the infraction is identified and its seriousness assessed, the instructor must address the situation with the student, either in writing or in person. After having addressed the situation with the student, the instructor shall determine an appropriate course of action within his/her purview as a member of the teaching faculty. (Please refer to the "Sanctions" section of this policy for possible actions to be taken in such cases.)
  2. In the case of Assignment Sanctions (see below), the instructor may submit a written summary as outlined above if s/he deems it to be warranted.
  3. In the case of Course Sanctions (see below), the instructor may submit a written summary as outlined above if s/he deems it to be warranted.
  4. In cases where either the Associate Provost or the instructor determines that the offense merits consideration by the Campus Standards Committee, the instructor works in conjunction with the Associate Provost to formally refer the case to the Campus Standards Committee.
  5. In all academic integrity matters that are handled by the faculty member, notification of the sanctions, if any, must be sent to the Provost’s office, which will notify the office of student affairs and dean of students.  Students who receive numerous violations of academic integrity may be brought before a Campus Standards Committee.

After consulting with the department chair/director/Dean of Liberal Arts, it is up to the instructor to determine how serious the offense is (based on her/his academic standards and expectations) as it relates to the sanctions to be imposed within his or her course. Both the Associate Provost and the instructor have the right to determine whether the offense warrants advancement to the Campus Standards Committee. The Associate Provost must be kept apprised by the instructor of the actions taken. If it is judged that a student has violated the University’s standards for academic integrity, sanctions may include but are not limited to:

  Assignment Sanctions 

  1. Repeating the assignment or completing an additional assignment. (Please note that when sanctions are imposed in this manner, students become ineligible for an Incomplete or a Withdrawal from the course in which the sanctions are imposed if it is pursued as a result of the sanction.);
  2. Failure of the assignment with no opportunity to repeat it. No points will be earned for the assignment (that is, an F will equal a "0").

 Course Sanctions 

  1. Issuance of a warning or verbal reprimand with a written description of the interaction by the instructor. Copies of such reprimands must be kept by the instructor, and submitted to the Office of the Provost who will forward copies to the Student’s Judicial File and the student;
  2. Failure of the class;
  3. Referral to the Campus Standards Committee for possible actions that may include but are not limited to suspension, dismissal or expulsion. Such referral is likely in the extreme or repeated cases involving a violation of academic integrity.

 Appeals Procedure 
Students who wish to appeal the instructor’s sanction(s) should follow the procedure as outlined in the Academic Policies section of the Course Catalog under "Academic Grievances". Students who wish to appeal the decision of the Campus Standards Committee should follow the procedure outlined in the "Judicial System" section of this handbook.

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All students enrolled in non-credit coursework will receive a grade of either Pass (P) or Fail (F).

All students enrolled in credit coursework will receive a letter grade per the grading scale available below: 

 Grading System 

A   4.00
A-   3.67
B+   3.33
B   3.00
B-   2.67
C+   2.33
C   2.00
C-   1.67
D+   1.33
D   1.00
F   0.00
P   Pass

 Obtaining Grades 

Your grades and unofficial transcript can be accessed on the UArts Portal (MyUArts Record).  Grades are typically available one week following the completion of your course / your submission of any final projects.  Your instructor will go over grading policies and expectations on the first day of class.  UArts Portal First-Time Login Instructions  

Requests for official transcripts (both paper & digital) are processed by the Registrar's Office via an online form.  Please note, there is a fee to process this request.  

 Request transcript

If you have additional questions regarding your student records, please contact the Registrar's office at  Please note: it is best to use your email address when communicating about your student record.

Incomplete grades require prior approval of the instructor and the Dean of the College. A "request for Grade of Incomplete" form, signed by the Dean, must be submitted to the office of the Registrar for each "I" grade assigned. Forms are available to download in the forms section at

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Academic Advising

If you would like to speak with a Continuing Education staff member for advising, please contact us by email or phone.  You may also schedule an advising appointment at our Center City Philadelphia office.  

Continuing Education
Phone: 215.717.6095

Office Location: 
Terra Hall, Room 901
211 S. Broad Street 
Philadelphia, 9th Floor, Room 901

Philadelphia Campus Tours: Contact the Office of Admissions to arrange for a tour —  or  (215) 717 - 6049

View location information and directions

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Requirements + Prerequisites

Many UArts Continuing Education courses do not have formal entrance requirements, but some courses require certain coursework or equivalent experience. See specific course descriptions for details. Certificate students must follow the prerequisites outlined by their Certificate Program. 

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Transcript Requests

Requests for official transcripts (both paper & digital) are processed by the Registrar's Office via the National Student Clearinghouse website.  Please note, there is a fee to process this request.  

 Request transcript

If you have additional questions regarding your student records, please contact the Registrar's office at  Please note: it is best to use your email address when communicating about your student record.

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Center City Parking 

 Parking near UArts 

For students choosing to drive, the following is a list of parking lots near campus. Parking lot pricing is variable, please understand that pricing may fluctuate due to local events. You can check current pricing on the LAZ website:

LAZ (Parking Garage near Juniper + Locust Streets, open 24 hours)
​​​​​​1327 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

LAZ Symphony House
440 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

LAZ Self-Park (next to Anderson Hall)
337 S Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Patriot Parking (Holiday Inn)
1305 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Parkway Bellevue Garage
1423 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Park America
1500 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Midtown Parking Garage (across from Union League, open 24 hours)
1415 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19110

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School Closings

While we make every effort to run all scheduled classes and events, it is sometimes necessary to cancel classes and/or close the buildings due to emergencies or severe weather.  There are several ways for you to learn if classes have been canceled due to emergency, snow or other inclement weather:

  • Check the UArts main page for an alert
  • Sign up to receive a UArts Alert text message and/or email
  • Check a local media outlet
    • KYW Radio 1060 AM (the University of the Arts school number is 116)
    • Channels 3, 6, 10 and Fox29 TV
  • Call our weather hotline at 215-717-6996 and listen to the recorded message

When the campus is closed, all on-campus events (including Continuing Education courses & programs) are canceled.   Learn more

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Tax Credit

Continuing Education students may be eligible to take advantage of the Lifetime Learning Credit offered by the IRS.  See link below for information from the IRS’ “Publication 970: Tax Benefits for Education.”  Students can obtain their 1098T from the student portal.  After logging into the portal, select your Financial Profile under My UArts Record.  See more detailed steps below.  Questions? Contact Student Financial Service at or (215)717-6170.

Lifetime Learning Credit Information

  1. Log in to the UArts Portal
  2. Click on "My UArts Record"
  3. Under the Financial Profile click 1098T Electronic Consent
  4. Agree to the terms of accepting this document electronically
  5. Click the link for "View my 1098T"
  6. Download & save the file

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This is not a contractual document. The University of the Arts reserves the right to change any curricular offering, policy, faculty assignment, or financial regulation described on the website. The University of the Arts gives equal consideration to all applicants for admission and scholarships and conducts all educational programs, activities, and employment practices without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national or ethnic origin, or disability.


Request more info

Contact Continuing Education 
School of Critical & Professional Studies
   with the Center for Engagement
211 S. Broad St., Terra Hall 905
Philadelphia, PA 19107