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The University of the Arts Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$60,582 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$41,464 tuition
$15,120 on campus room & board
$3,998 books and supplies
N/A fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$60,582 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$41,464 tuition
$15,120 on campus room & board
$3,998 books and supplies
N/A fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$19,843 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
100% of students receive aid
29% get federal aid ($5,491 avg)
16% get state aid ($3,460 avg)
100% get institn'l aid ($19,843 avg)
91% get loans ($10,206 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 4.27% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.27% 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 $21,995 100%
Federal Grant Aid $5,491 29%
Pell Grants $4,710 29%
Other Federal Grants $1,440 16%
Institution Grant Aid $19,843 100%
State Grant Aid $3,460 16%
Student Loans $10,206 91%
Federal Loans $5,959 91%
Other Loans $21,119 18%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does The University of the Arts offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
320 South Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19102-4901
(215) 717-6000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $1,728
Out of State $1,728


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Kristen from NJ
  • Feb-20-2014 I am a current student here

    Art school is going to be expensive. There's no other way around it. You will spend money while you are here. But I think as long as you work hard, you'll get your money's worth. You have at your disposal for 4 years the facilities, the faculty and the community to bounce ideas off of, do projects, study abroad and meet people you would never get to meet in any other sort of situation. You make your college experience what it is. As a photo major there is the darkroom your freshman and sophomore year. So buying film, paper. Then you get into digital so cameras, lighting. Obviously we have equipment that is available to students, printer and several computers. But it is also important to invest in your own equipment, since this is something you will be doing once these facilities won't be at your disposal.

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  • 4
  • James from Berwyn, PA
  • Feb-16-2014 I am a current student here

    The dorms and meal plan might be costly, but education wise it is pretty good, especially if you are learning foundations. The teachers really engage the students to stretch their creativity.

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  • 5
  • Pierre from Lantana, FL
  • Jan-18-2014 I am a current student here

    Freshman don't get the FRESHMAN 15. Stay away from drugs. Go to a Uarts party experience it. Get used to walking everywhere. Friends are key.

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  • 4
  • Brittany from Hamilton, NJ
  • Feb-06-2013 I am a current student here

    It's expensive here, but more than likely you will get some sort of financial aid from the school. I feel as though the price is worth it, because you are making so many connections in your field and have so many opportunities that many other students at different universities do not.

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