Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA)

3815 Otter St, Bristol, PA

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is a nonprofit private art school, which is located in Philadelphia, PA. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts has several programs to select from. The more popular enrolled programs among aspiring artists are shown below:

  • Fine Arts and Art Studies
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Printmaking
  • Drawing

To support students and graduates, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts may provide some services to students including:

  • Remedial courses
  • Counseling assistance

Students can use various means to evaluate school performance. A school's graduation and loan default rates are among the strongest indicators of educational and career success. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts has an annual graduation rate of 73%, and a loan default rate of about 1%.

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education has accredited the instruction & training provided by Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts for over three straight years. To learn more and get consumer disclosures, please visit

Programs Offered

The program list below was created by historical graduation information reported by the school. This list may not represent the current curriculum offered. Visit the school's website to get more information about programs offered.

Find more information about available programs offered by Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts by clicking the request information button to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

*The posted costs for tuition, fees and supplies are determined through historical data and may not represent current costs.
**Repayment rates, earnings, and loan payments are estimates and should be treated as informational tools only, contact the school for official information.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The cost of attendance is approximately $37,000 per year, after the grants, scholarships and other forms of aid are calculated. To calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The cost to submit an application is $60. Financial aid information may be obtained by contacting the financial aid office at (215) 972-2019. The tuition and financial aid figures listed show various costs that students may encounter at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. The numbers may not be accurate due to changing factors in a given year, and are only intended to provide a guideline for students.

Note: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify, check with the school for details.

Tuition & Fees Information

Undergraduate Courses - Tuition Details

  • Tuition is estimated to be around $43,000 per year
  • For part-time students, charges are between $1,600-$1,900 per unit
  • Required fees for full-time students: $1,500

Graduate Courses - Tuition Details

  • Annual tuition estimates are between $39,000-$47,000 for graduate students
  • Required fees for graduate students are around $1,500

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid100%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships100%$18,181
Receiving Student Loans92%$9,222

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