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.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition and fees published below apply to Post-Baccalaureate students enrolled for the 2018-2019 academic year, Fall and Spring semesters.
While the full tuition price is $37,500, the average tuition cost is less than $27,000 because of PNCA scholarships.
|Tuition ‘18-19||$37,500 per year, full time/$18,750 per semester|
|Student Activity fee||$300 per year, full time students/$150 per semester|
|Technology fee||$450 per year/$225 per semester|
|Health Insurance||$1,350 per semester (waived if you document non-PNCA coverage) (estimate)|
* Required of all students taking 6 or more credits who do not already have health insurance. This fee is waived upon proof of current health coverage. The health insurance fee waiver must be renewed each semester. Students taking less than 6 credits may purchase the College’s student health insurance if desired.
Health Ins. Waiver (will email)
|Optional Student Housing|
|ArtHouse||Single (One person per room) $8,607 per semester|
Double (Two people per room) $4,304 per semester
Security Deposit $300
Application Screening Fee $35
Residence Life Program Fee $75 per semester
Renter’s Insurance $75 per semester
There are many ways PNCA works with you to help you fund your education. At this time Federal Financial Aid is not available for this program. There are however, a number of funding resources available to you, and PNCA does offer a payment plan for this program. A Financial Aid Award Package to help you meet the costs of your education might include the following.
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 (or alternative) student loans are loan funds that come from sources other than the federal government and are offered by some commercial lenders. Before you apply for a private student loan, you should explore all available federal student aid assistance by applying through the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You may apply for federal student aid at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The terms and conditions of federal student loan programs may be more favorable than that of private education loans. Be aware that while some private loan programs offer benefits similar to federal student loans, they are not always the same. You may review the current federal student loan interest rates, requirements and benefits here: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/loans/interest-rates. If you choose to borrow a private student loan, make sure you understand the interest rate, fees, deferment options and repayment terms for the loan program you select. If you need assistance in reviewing your federal aid options or have questions about private loans, please contact PNCA’s Financial Aid Office.
- You can apply for private loan funding for the entire academic year (summer-fall-spring) with one application. Please plan accordingly so that you are not hurting your credit by applying multiple times throughout the year.
- Most private loan programs require that you are attending at least half-time (6 credits) each semester that you receiving funding.
- You must credit-qualify with your selected lender before receiving private loan funding. Many students will choose to apply with a credit-worthy consigner to increase the likelihood of approval.
- The amount you can apply for depends upon the other aid you have received or will receive for the current academic year. Please check with the Financial Aid Office to make sure the amount you wish to borrow is within acceptable limits.
- Please borrow conservatively. College is expensive, but there may be alternatives to borrowing additional funds to meet your expenses. Make sure you are only borrowing private funding if it is absolutely necessary.
The following is an alphabetized list of lenders who have approved private loan funding for PNCA students in the past. PNCA is not affiliated with any of the lenders listed. The list below is not intended to be an exhaustive list of private student loan lenders; you may borrow from any lender that you prefer, regardless of whether it is listed below. PNCA’s Financial Aid Office is happy to work with all private loan lenders to help you secure the funding you need:
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 (www.fastweb.com)
- School Soup (www.schoolsoup.com)
- Scholarships.Com (www.scholarships.com)
- Student Scholarship Search (www.studentscholarshipsearch.com).
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. Contact PNCA's Financial Aid Office for additional scholarship resources.
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 503.821.8974 or email@example.com.
Payment of Tuition and Fees
Tuition and fees are due in full prior to the start of each semester. Deferred payments may be allowed on a case-by-case basis. Balances must be paid in full on or before the last day of class during the semester for which tuition payments have been deferred. A service fee will be charged for any deferred payments.
Refunds are calculated on the following schedule for students who have officially withdrawn from PNCA:
|Official withdrawal before the first week of classes:||100% of tuition refunded|
|Official withdrawal during: first week of classes||90% of tuition refunded|
|Second week of classes||80% of tuition refunded|
|Fourth week of classes||60% of tuition refunded|
|Fifth week of classes||50% of tuition refunded|
|Sixth week of classes||40% of tuition refunded|
|Seventh week of classes||30% of tuition refunded|
|Eigth week of classes||20% of tuition refunded|
No tuition refunds will be made for students officially withdrawing after the eighth week of classes, or for those students who unofficially withdraw (i.e. all F grades due to lack of attendance). Refunds apply to tuition only; fees are not refundable. Tuition and fees cannot transfer to another semester, nor will PNCA reduce tuition due to absence from class, regardless of reason. The Financial Aid Office calculates refund amounts for all students. PNCA follows the Return of Title IV Funds policy with regard to the return of federal (Title IV) student financial aid. Students should be aware that they may owe a balance to PNCA if they officially withdraw from school; the amount of that balance will be determined by the Financial Aid Office in accordance with the Refund Policy stated above and the Return of Title IV Funds policy as stated in the Higher Education Amendments of 1998. Additional Information can be found in the student handbook or by request of the Financial Aid Office.