Parents and families play a vital role in a student's life—and their education.

The transition to college life is a big step, not only for students, but also for families. UArts considers family members to be partners in a student's growth toward becoming an adult and full-fledged artist. This information is provided to help parents and families ensure that their student's entry to UArts—as well as their time here—is smooth and supportive.

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Billing & Payment

Find out how to pay your students bill, have authorized users added to your students account, and view financial policies.

Billing & Payment

For International Parents

We want all parents and families to feel at home at UArts. Read a message from the Director of International Programs at UArts.

Parents of International Students

Generations Newsletter

Subscribe to "Generations", the UArts Parents and Families Newsletter, your guide to all things UArts! This newsletter will be sent throughout each semester with information designed to help you and your student navigate the college experience.


About the Parent Council

Get involved with other UArts parents and families and join the team dedicated to advancing the University’s educational mission.

Parent Council

Additional Information for Parents and Families

Concerned about your student?

If you have concerns about your child or another students well being and want to reach out to University staff, please feel free to contact Student Affairs by emailing or calling us at 215-717-6617. 

For all other concerns:

  • Residence Life and Community Standards: or 215-717-6970
  • Campus Life (Orientation and campus events): or 215-717-6144
  • Dining Services:
  • Health Services: or 215-717-6652
  • Student Financial Services: or 215-717-6170
  • Academic Advising: or 215-717-6818
  • Public Safety (24/hour line): 215-717-6666

Fee Waivers and Legacy Scholarship for Children of Alumni

UArts will waive the $60 application fee for children of alumni applying for full-time undergraduate or graduate enrollment. Children or dependents of University of the Arts alumni are eligible for a Legacy Scholarship, which provides a 10 percent reduction on their tuition. For more information, please contact the Office of Admissions at 800-616-ARTS or

Download the JumpStart Guide (PDF)

Join us for Family Weekend!
Each October, the University of the Arts welcomes family, friends and alumni to Center City Philadelphia to reconnect and experience campus life. This year, UArts Weekend will take place on October 2-4, 2020. Please make plans to join us for this great weekend!