Post-Baccalaureate Residency Financial Aid

PNCA is committed to making its Post-Baccalaureate affordable and accessible. The College strives to keep its tuition competitive compared to other national colleges of art and design, as well as assist students in the form of grants, scholarships, structured payment plans. At this time Federal Financial Aid is not available for this program.


Private Student Loans

A private student loan is a non-government loan specifically for students borrowed through a bank lender. You can borrow the remainder of tuition and fees, books and supplies, living expenses and transportation costs up to a yearly maximum amount.  Private student loans do require credit approval, and many students need a co-signer to qualify.  For more information and links to a variety of lenders, please visit:

Private Scholarships

Private scholarships are a source of free money that can be found from a variety of resources.  Companies, foundations, public organizations and other membership groups are the most common sources for private scholarships.  You may use search websites specific to this purpose such as FastWeb (, School Soup (, Scholarships.Com ( or Student Scholarship Search (  You may also search based on artistic or scholastic merit, nationality, religion, employment, physical attributes, disabilities, hobbies or any number of special characteristics about you and/or your family.

PNCA Payment Plan

A payment plan is offered through PNCA if you would like to make monthly payments toward your tuition and fees.  The payment plan allows you to make monthly payments throughout the course of each semester with no late fees or interest.  There is a set-up fee of $30 if you choose a payment plan option.  For additional information, please contact the Student Accounts Office at 503-821-8944 or

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.
 Financial Aid Office:  phone: 503.821.8971,  
toll free: 1.888.390.7499
, fax: 971.242.3865, 
email: financialaid [at] pnca [dot] edu.

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Undergrad Viewbook
Graduate Viewbook
2014 BFA Course Catalog


Guide to Federal Student Aid
FAFSA Worksheet
Tax Benefits Guide
Parent PLUS Request Form
Grad PLUS Request Form
Dependent Verification Worksheet
Independent Verification Worksheet
Title IV Funds Authorizaion
IRS Data Retrieval Help
Request for Reconsideration

Award Letter Comparison

Analyze the financial aspects of the award letter, computing net and out-of-pocket costs.

Financial Aid Links

National Student Loan Data System,

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on the Web,

Federal Student Aid User ID (FSA ID) to access federal aid websites and electronic signature,

Oregon Student Assistance Commission’s scholarship application

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