Merit Scholarships Available:
|PNCA’s Scholarship for New Students||-||R|
|PNCA Scholarships for Continuing Students||-||R|
|The Dorothy Lemelson Scholarship||-|
|The Ed Cauduro Scholarship||$10,000|
Colleges like Pacific Northwest College of Art are working hard to make tuition affordable to deserving students.
Use our tool to get a quick guess about your actual costs and links to tools to get an even better estimate directly form the college.
|100%||of students receive aid|
|50%||get federal aid ($5,058 avg)|
|10%||get state aid ($1,865 avg)|
|100%||get institn'l aid ($10,897 avg)|
|78%||get loans ($7,075 avg)|
Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 11.8% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 11.8% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.
Annual Aid Awarded
|Average Amount||Percent Awarded|
|Grant or Scholarship Aid||$13,609||100%|
|Federal Grant Aid||$5,058||50%|
|Other Federal Grants||$719||32%|
|Institution Grant Aid||$10,897||100%|
|State Grant Aid||$1,865||10%|
Financial Aid Timeline
|Financial aid priority deadline:||March 1|
|Financial aid deadline:||August 1|
|College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about:||-|
|Student must reply to financial aid decision by:||-|
Does Pacific Northwest College of Art offer...
|Tuition Payment Plan?|
|1241 NW Johnson|
|Portland, OR 97209-3023|
|Out of State||$1,185|
PNCA is extremely expensive, but also very generous with scholarships. If you apply and can't afford to go, talk to their financial aid department because you can probably work something out. Sometimes I get depressed with how much it costs, but the academics are so strong it ultimately feels worth the money (I do wish I didn't have to pay for health insurance since I can't afford the deductible, but that's not their fault).» Read More
You'll never spend so much on so little as you will at PNCA. Sure, the school has all the equipment you'll ever need, but I honestly felt like I actually backtracked on my road to becoming a good artist. I never painted *once* in class the entire year I attended PNCA. Not once. At least 80% of class time is dedicated to critiquing everyone's homework. Even if someone brings in a 10-minute drawing, you're going to spend 20 minutes talking about it. So basically, you're spending all that money to have someone critique you're homework for 20 minutes a week in each class. The rest of the time you'll spend critiquing everyone else's artwork, or talking about contemporary art world until you're blue in the face.» Read More