PCA&M is committed to making quality arts education programming available to everyone, regardless of income. Each term, income-based tuition assistance is available at rates 20-70% lower than our standard course rates to households earning 80% of the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area’s median income or less, based on the 2021 Average Median Income Summary.
Tuition Assistance Policies
• PCA&M reserves the right to award Tuition Assistance at its discretion.
• If you are applying for tuition assistance, you cannot enroll online. The Tuition Assistance application will be your registration form.
• For adult students, tuition assistance is limited to one class per student per term. However, we request that you enter three course choices in case we cannot provide you with assistance for a particular class.
• PCA&M does not offer any financial assistance for membership. Tuition Assistance only covers class tuition. Applicants are expected to pay any related material, studio, or model fees. Do not pay any fees until you have been contacted about TA acceptance.
Tuition assistance is awarded on a rolling basis. Applications are processed once a week, so it might take up to 7 days to hear back from us depending on when an application is submitted.