The Financial Aid Office is dedicated to helping you navigate the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) process, as well as plan for your future. Most of students receive some form of financial aid, ranging from various scholarship opportunities, federal work study, to need-based grants and loans.
PNCA awards over $1.8 million in scholarships every year, with 100% percent of undergraduate and graduate students receiving institutional scholarships.
The Financial Aid Office will provide you with the information you need to make a sound financial decision while simultaneously supporting your investment in yourself and your work. Each student is sent an individualized aid offer with a break-down of costs, aid offered, and next steps in order to help navigate the financial aid process and plan for their time at PNCA.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition and fees published below apply to BFA students enrolled for the 2021-2022 academic year, Fall and Spring semesters. There is no cost to apply to PNCA's undergraduate programs.
$41,769 per year / $20,884.50 per semester, full time enrollment
$1,750 per credit
Studio Rental fee
$900 per year / $450 per semester (Intermediate Painting & Senior Studio students only)
Late Registration fee
$250 per semester
Student Activity fee
$300 per year / $150 per semester full time students
$150 per year /$75 per semester part time students
$700 per year / $350 per semester 12-18 credits
PNCA Student Housing (ArtHouse)
Private bedroom in multi-bedroom unit
Shared bedroom in multi-bedroom unit
$18,812 for 2021-2022
Security Deposit $300
Application Screening Fee $35
Residence Life Program Fee $75 per semester / $150 per year
Renter’s Insurance $80 per semester / $160 per year
$1,623.50 per semester (ESTIMATE) / $3,247 per year
How to Apply for Financial Aid
Who files the FAFSA?
United States citizens and eligible noncitizens.
Who files the ORSAA?
Oregon residents who have undocumented status, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status, and/or Temporary Protected Status (TPS).
Not sure which to file? Take the quiz
Apply to PNCA through admissions.pnca.edu
Receive your PNCA Financial Aid Offer by e-mail. After you submit your FAFSA, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) by e-mail from the U.S. Department of Education. We receive a copy of your SAR as well. Once your SAR has been received we get your aid offer out to you within 2-3 weeks of your official admission date.
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. Students have until 7 days prior to the first day of the semester to make or arrange payment. 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||100% of tuition refunded|
|Second week of classes||100% of tuition refunded|
|Third week of classes||70% 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|
|Eighth 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.