BFA Financial Aid

PNCA is ​committed to providing an arts education ​t​hat is affordable and accessible​ for students who are passionate about an art and design education​. While the full tuition price is $35,740, t​he average ​tuition ​cost is less than $20,000 because of PNCA Scholarships. The cost will be even lower if a student qualifies for State and Federal Grants.

How to Apply for Financial Aid

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available online at PNCA’s Title IV FAFSA code, required for the FAFSA, is 003207.
  • Apply for admission to PNCA’s BFA program. Please note that students who complete an application for admissions to PNCA and who have submitted a FAFSA form before January 31 will receive first consideration for PNCA financial aid.
  • Receive a Financial Aid award package in the mail. The Financial Aid award will inform the student of the following: any grants, scholarships and/or workstudy aid the College has offered; recommended loans to secure, and directions for securing those loans. These awards are created based on each student’s unique financial needs and merits as demonstrated by the FAFSA and the application portfolio and information. The Financial Aid office is pleased to help guide students and parents through this process.

New students who meet the priority application deadline of January 31, 2018 will receive their financial aid award letter by the end of February.

Applicants are encouraged to respond promptly to requests for additional information that may be needed to determine eligibility for financial aid. Students do not have to take any further action regarding financial aid until they receive their PNCA financial aid packages in the mail. Further information on grants, scholarships and loans offered in a PNCA financial aid package can be accessed through the following pages.

Contact Us

Please feel free to contact PNCA’s Financial Aid office at any time by phone, fax, email, or in person if you have any questions or need assistance.
phone: 503-821-8971
toll free: 888-390-7499
fax: 971-242-3865

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