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Undergraduate Tuition & Financial Aid

Because the cost of college shouldn’t stop you from pursuing your dream.

Planning for the cost of college can feel overwhelming, but University of the Arts provides transparent, detailed information to guide you through the process. Most prospective students and families rely on a mixture of resources to help meet the costs, and UArts offers a variety of grant, loan, and student employment options to help you get started on your creative path. 

Who Should Apply

Nearly 98 percent of the university’s undergraduate students enrolled on a full-time basis are eligible for some type of need-based aid. Additionally, some scholarship opportunities take need-based criteria into account. 

All students who are U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens and are enrolled in a degree program are encouraged to apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

We encourage students to complete the FAFSA by March 15, if possible.
Many students and families have encountered technical challenges while trying to complete the FAFSA this year. If this is the case for you, continue to utilize the FAFSA support resources until your issue is resolved. UArts will ensure that all admitted students who file the FAFSA are eligible for the same institutional funding to support your costs.

Learn more about the FAFSA. 

Go to the FAFSA. 

Need help? Contact us.

800-616-ARTS ext. 6170 or 215-717-6170

Types of Financial Aid for Undergraduates

Merit-based scholarships, grants, loans, work study, and other ways to pay for college

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Undergraduate Costs

Tuition, housing, food, and other fees; net price calculator; sample budget; and more

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Applying for Undergraduate Aid

Aid process and confirming your award, billing and and payment, and more

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Undergraduate Financial Aid Deadlines

FAFSA and state grant deadlines

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