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 our students receive some form of financial aid, ranging from various scholarship opportunities, federal work study, to need-based grants and loans.
PNCA awards over $18 million in scholarships every year, with 98 percent of 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 award letter with a break-down of costs, awards, 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 2020-2021 academic year, Fall and Spring semesters. There is no cost to apply to PNCA's undergraduate programs.
$40,750 per year, full time enrollment
Tuition 12 - 18 credits
$20,375 per semester
Tuition: 1 - 11 credits and 18.1+ credits
$1,700 per credit
$450 per semester (Intermediate Painting & Senior Studio students only)
Late Registration fee
$250 per semester
Student Activity fee
$150 per semester full time students
$75 per semester part time students
$350 per semester 12-18 credits
PNCA Student Housing (ArtHouse)
Single (One person per room) $8,865 per semester / $17,730 per year
Double (Two people per room) $4,433 per semester / $8,866 per year
Security Deposit $300 (paid up front)
Application Screening Fee $35
Residence Life Program Fee $75 per semester
Renter’s Insurance $80 per semester / $160 per year
$1,414.50 per semester (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.
How to Apply for Financial Aid
Apply to PNCA
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. PNCA’s Title IV FAFSA code, required for the FAFSA, is 003207.
Receive PNCA Financial Award Package in the mail. After you submit your FAFSA, we get this package to you as soon as possible.
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. New 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.