May 22, 2019  
2018-2019 University Catalogue 
2018-2019 University Catalogue

Student Financial Services

TBD, Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management & Director of Student Financial Services

Office of Student Financial Services
Hamilton Hall Room 270

The University of the Arts offers a variety of financial aid and educational financing programs to assist students in meeting their educational goals. Aid may be offered in the form of grants, scholarships, loans, and/or employment and is funded through federal, state, institutional, and/or private organizations. Grants and scholarships are considered gift aid and need not be repaid. Loans, which must be repaid, are usually offered at a low interest rate and are repaid over time.

Financial need is defined as the difference between the cost of attendance (COA) and the family’s federally calculated contribution to these costs, the Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Where need exists, the University assists in offsetting  these costs utilizing the resources available to the institution.

Over eighty percent of the University’s students enrolled on a full-time basis are eligible for some type of need-based aid. All students are encouraged to apply.

Interest-free payment plans are available through Tuition Management Systems with an enrollment fee of $45. Payment plans allow students to split their cost for the semester into three, four or five monthly payments. Fall payment plans begin in June, July or August and Spring payment plans begin in November, December or January. Log in to the Student Account Center to enroll in a payment plan through Tuition Management Systems.

Information on application procedures, types of aid, program requirements, educational costs (as determined by the University), and the students’ rights and responsibilities are detailed in this section.