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Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$29,227 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$18,700 tuition
$8,107 off campus room & board*
$1,440 books
$980 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$29,227 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$18,700 tuition
$8,107 off campus room & board*
$1,440 books
$980 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

*Independent Apartment living

Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$3,333 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
84% of students receive aid
33% get federal aid ($4,409 avg)
47% get state aid ($2,654 avg)
17% get institn'l aid ($3,333 avg)
78% get loans ($9,190 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 4.43% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.43% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $5,850 56%
Federal Grant Aid $4,409 33%
Pell Grants $3,680 33%
Other Federal Grants $729 33%
Institution Grant Aid $3,333 17%
State Grant Aid $2,654 47%
Student Loans $9,190 78%
Federal Loans $5,580 78%
Other Loans $15,343 18%

Merit Aid Available

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Does Pennsylvania College of Art and Design offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
204 North Prince Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
(717) 396-7833
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $779
Out of State $779


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
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  • Jazmin from Lancaster, PA
  • May-14-2012 I am a current student here

    I attended a university that was a fairly big campus, dorms, 2 cafeterias, it was pretty much a city of its town for 18k. PCAD has no cafes, no dorms, and MUCH smaller for 18k as well... it's a bit pricey for no reason, but it's still a good school.

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