University of the Arts Financial Aid
The University of the Arts offers a variety of financial aid programs to assist students in meeting their educational goals. Aid may be offered in the form of grants, loans, or employment, and is funded through federal, state, institutional, or private organizations.
Types of Financial Aid
Financial aid can be in the form of grants, scholarships, loans or student employment, and is funded through federal, state, institutional or private organizations.
- Grants and scholarships are considered gift aid and need not be repaid. For more information on scholarships, please visit the Undergraduate Scholarship page.
- Educational loans must be repaid and are usually offered at a low interest rate with an extended repayment period. For more information, see the Loan Programs section below.
- Student employment or work-study is a work-to-earn program that is paid biweekly at an hourly rate. Learn more about student employment.
Financial Need & the Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
Financial need is defined as the difference between the cost of education and the family’s calculated contribution to these costs as determined by the FAFSA. Where need exists, the University assists in meeting costs within the resources available to the institution.
Who Should Apply
Nearly 80 percent of the University’s undergraduate students enrolled on a full-time basis are eligible for some type of need-based aid. Additionally, some scholarship opportunities take need-based criteria into account. All students who are US Citizens or eligible non-citizens and are enrolled in a degree program are encouraged to apply by completing the FAFSA.
When & How to Apply
To secure your financial aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid after October 1 at fafsa.ed.gov. Be sure to include the UArts Federal School Code, 003350. Parents and students must utilize the IRS Data Retrieval Tool when completing a FAFSA. The priority filing date for new and returning students is February 15.