• 80% of students who are eligible receive financial aid
  • Work Study students work an average of 10–12 hours per week during the fall and spring semesters

Navigating tuition and financial aid can be a challenging task; most prospective students and families rely on a variety of resources to help cover these expenses. At UArts, we have a dedicated staff to help you and your family maneuver the cost of attendance. We offer a variety of grant, loan and student employment options to help you realize your goals.

Learn more about undergraduate and graduate tuition and financial aid.

All students are considered for financial aid based on eligibility. There are several types of financial aid for which a student can be qualified.

  • Grants are considered gift aid and need not be repaid. Eligibility is determined by need, based on the FAFSA.
  • Educational loans must be repaid and are usually offered at low interest rates with extended repayment periods. There are different types of educational loans awarded, based on need determined by the FAFSA, or based on credit. Students eligible to complete the FAFSA must be U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens.
  • Student employment, or work-study, is a work-to-earn program that is paid biweekly at an hourly rate. There are different programs based on eligibility for students who are U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens and international students.
  • Scholarships are merit-based awards that are granted as part of the admission review process. All students are automatically considered for scholarships during the application process. No special application is required. Students are also encouraged to apply for outside scholarships opportunities. 

Federal aid consists of grants, educational loans and the federal work-study program. Eligibility is determined by need, based on the FAFSA. 
Learn more about undergraduate and graduate financial aid.

UArts recognizes the talents of our students through a range of merit-based scholarships. All applicants are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships. No special application is necessary. 

Scholarship recipients are evaluated based on the review of their creative portfolios or auditions, prior academic success, related experience, and general suitability of one’s interests and goals to our programs. International students are eligible for merit-based scholarships under the same criteria as domestic applicants.

For graduate students, some scholarships may require an additional application.

Explore undergraduate and graduate scholarships at UArts.

2019–2020

Full-time (12–18 credits) annual tuition (flat fee): $46,530

Deposit (required for your first semester; nonrefundable and applied toward tuition): $300

Average, annual on-campus housing room charge: $10,540 per year

Meal plan: All new students living on campus are required to get the Platinum Plan: $6,008. (Returning and commuter students can choose other options.)

Student Services fee: $150

Transportation and personal expenses: $2,520

Graduate tuition may have specialized tuition rates, such as the Graduate Certificate in Devised Performance, the MFA in Dance and the PhD in Creativity. Learn more about specialized rates.

Learn more about undergraduate and graduate cost of attendance.

Calculate your cost.

UArts accepts undergraduate applications for admission on a rolling basis—there is no set deadline to apply. If you wish to be considered for financial aid, we recommend you complete the application process and file the FAFSA by the following dates.

  • For fall 2020 entry, we recommend you file the FAFSA by Feb. 15, 2020.
  • For spring 2021 entry, we recommend you file the FAFSA by Nov. 1, 2020.

UArts has priority deadlines for graduate applicants. We also accept graduate applicants for admission on a rolling basis, with the exception of the MFA in Dance. If you wish to be considered for financial aid, we recommend you complete the admissions process and file the FAFSA by the following dates.

  • Jan. 5 priority deadline: summer entry to PhD in Creativity
  • Jan. 15: deadline for summer entry to Dance
  • Feb. 1 priority deadline: fall entry to all other master’s degree programs
  • Feb. 15: FAFSA deadline for fall entry
  • March 15 priority deadline: fall entry in Devised Performance
  • Nov. 1: FAFSA deadline for spring entry
     

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).

The only application form we require for students to be evaluated for need-based aid is the FAFSA. 

To apply for federal; state; and institutional, need-based financial aid, complete the following process.

  • Submit the FAFSA online at studentaid.gov.
  • Include the Federal School Code for UArts on the form: 003350.
  • Parents and students must utilize the IRS Data Retrieval Tool when completing a FAFSA.
  • Applicants for fall 2020 entry can file the FAFSA any time after Oct. 1, 2019.
  • For fall 2020 entry, we recommend you file the FAFSA by Feb. 15, 2020.
  • For spring 2021 entry, we recommend you file the FAFSA by Nov. 1, 2020.