Tuition + Fees

View tuition + fees by program:

  • Art, Media + Design
  • Creative Writing
  • Dance
  • Jazz
  • Music Business
  • Theater

Residential Commuter
Program Cost: $5,293
 
Program Cost: $3,700 
*With optional meal plan: add $260
Includes:
+ 3 college credits
+ 4 college-level courses
+ Housing + meals for 4 weeks
+ Evening + weekend activities
+ Workshops + lectures
+ Museums + field trips
Includes:
+ 3 college credits
+ 4 college-level courses 
+ Lunches* (optional - additional fee applies)
+ Evening + weekend activities
+ Workshops + lectures
+ Museums + field trips
Residential Commuter
Program Cost: $5,293
 
Program Cost: $3,700 
*With optional meal plan: add $260
Includes:
+ 3 college credits
+ College-level courses
+ Housing + meals for 4 weeks
+ Evening + weekend activities
+ Workshops + lectures
+ Museums + field trips
Includes:
+ 3 college credits
+ College-level courses 
+ Lunches* (optional - additional fee applies)
+ Evening + weekend activities
+ Workshops + lectures
+ Museums + field trips
Residential Commuter
Program Cost: $3,250 
 
Program Cost: $1,975 
*With optional meal plan: add $195
Includes:
+ 3 college credits
+ College-level courses
+ Housing + meals for 3 weeks
+ Evening + weekend activities
+ Workshops + master classes
+ Performances + field trips
Includes:
+ 3 college credits
+ College-level courses 
+ Lunches* (optional - additional fee applies)
+ Evening activities
+ Workshops + master classes
+ Performances + field trips
Residential Commuter
Program Cost: $2,885
 
Program Cost: $2,000 
*With optional meal plan: add $130
Includes:
+ 3 college credits*
+ College-level courses
+ Housing + meals for 2 weeks
+ Evening activities
+ Master classes with celebrated artists
+ Performances + field trips
Includes:
+ 3 college credits*
+ College-level courses
+ Lunches** (optional - additional fee applies)
+ Evening activities
+ Master classes with celebrated artists
+ Performances + field trips

*Note: Only high school students will receive college credit. 

*Thanks to the generosity of our funders, full scholarships are available.   View scholarship requirements    

Residential Commuter
Program Cost: $4,150
 
Program Cost: $2,875 
*With optional meal plan: add $195
Includes:
+ 3 college credits
+ College-level courses
+ Housing + meals for 3 weeks
+ Evening + weekend activities
+ Workshops + master classes
+ Performances + field trips
Includes:
+ 3 college credits
+ College-level courses
+ Lunches* (optional - additional fee applies)
+ Evening + weekend activities
+ Workshops + master classes
+ Performances + field trips
Residential Commuter
Program Cost: $5,293
 
Program Cost: $3,700 
*With optional meal plan: add $260
Includes:
+ 3 college credits
+ College-level courses
+ Housing + meals for 4 weeks
+ Evening + weekend activities
+ Workshops + lectures
+ Performances + field trips
Includes:
+ 3 college credits
+ College-level courses 
+ Lunches* (optional - additional fee applies)
+ Evening + weekend activities
+ Workshops + lectures
+ Performances + field trips
Apply Early to the Summer Institute
Priority application deadline: March 10.
Apply as soon as you know that you want to attend the Summer Institute, as space is limited in many of the programs/majors.

Dates
Applications received after Friday, May 18 must be accompanied by payment in full.  Students with unpaid balances will be automatically withdrawn on Friday, June 1.

  • Open house: Saturday, March 10
  • Priority application deadline: Saturday, March 10
  • Scholarship application deadline: March 23
  • Scholarship notification: April 13
  • Balance and payment due: Friday, May 18 ($60 late fee after May 18)
  • Automatic withdrawal for students with unpaid balances: Friday, June 1
  • Move in date for residents: July 8
  • Classes begin: July 9

View Policies for Billing + Payment Schedule

Supplies
Students are expected to bring supplies with them or purchase them once they arrive on campus. Computer labs are also available for Summer Institute students. Pre-College students may be eligible for student discounts with their UArts student ID. Supply lists will be available on our website one month prior to the start of the program with an estimated cost.

Spending + Miscellaneous Expenses
Students spend an average of $80-$100 per week on additional items including laundry, snacks, personal spending and non-required supplies.

Scholarships & discounts

Financial aid is not available for the Summer Institute.  A limited number of full and partial tuition scholarships are available & require additional application materials.  View scholarship information 
Returning Pre-College students and children of UArts alumni are eligible for a 10% discount on tuition. 
View additional discount & scholarship policies

Questions?

Request more info

Contact Pre-College
precollege@uarts.edu
Pre-College Programs
211 S. Broad St, Terra Hall 909
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 717 - 6430