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Tuition + Fees

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Tuition in the Professional Institute for Educators at the University of the Arts is listed on each course page.  Specialized courses, partnership courses, and those with fewer than three credits are offered at custom rates. 


Course fees vary by course, according to specific operational costs incurred for that particular class, studio or lab. Payment of fees is required at the time of registration and is nonrefundable. 


       TUITION - $337 per credit 

       FEES - Varies by course, typically $50- $100

Refund Policy

All refunds, less nonrefundable deposits and fees, are calculated as follows:

  • 100% refund, less the $50 nonrefundable application fee, for withdrawal from the course five or more business days prior to the first class
  • No refund for withdrawal from the course within five business of the start of the first class

Course fees are nonrefundable. All withdrawals must be submitted in writing via email to . The date stamp is the date used to calculate the refund amount. Please allow up to 10 business days for review.

Note: It is not our policy to transfer registration from one course to another. Requests of this nature will be processed as a withdrawal, according to the refund policy above.          

Tuition Discounts and Scholarships

The Professional Institute for Educators recognizes and rewards arts alumni, NAEA members, and Philadelphia-based educators!

Discounts are calculated and reflected at the time of registration, cannot be applied retroactively, and are available via phone registration only.

Arts Alumni Discount (25%)

Graduates of the University of the Arts, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia College of Art and Design, or the Philadelphia College of Performing Arts are entitled to a 25% discount on tuition only.

NAEA Member Discount (10%)

The Professional Institute for Educators is a proud member of the National Art Education Association (NAEA).  Our summer ArtsWeek programming is aligned with NAEA professional development standards for art educators, and we are happy to provide a discount to NAEA members.

Provide your member ID to receive a 10% tuition discount (not to be combined with any other tuition discounts/scholarships).

School District of Philadelphia Scholarship ($250/course)

A scholarship of $250 is available for educators currently teaching in the School District of Philadelphia. This scholarship is applicable towards tuition only, for three-credit non-matriculated courses.

Our Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) courses, offered at a reduced tuition rate and funded through financial support by the Library of Congress, are not eligible for this scholarship.

Provide your proof of employment (pay stub and/or photocopy of ID) to receive $250 off of your next course!