Due May 30, 2019
For residents: $5,150
For commuters: $3,450
Tuition for two studio courses, including 4 units of college credit, $380 Meal Plan, Friday Workshops, and Art In Context: $3,450 (includes $100 nonrefundable deposit)
Residential Program, including supervised housing, housing programs, and San Francisco bus pass: $1,700 (includes $100 nonrefundable deposit)
“SFAI PreCollege has been one of the most amazing experiences. Learning from the teachers and hearing the experiences from the TAs has been incredibly encouraging, and the community here is so inspiring. I have loved every moment of this program and will miss everyone here dearly.”
San Mateo, CA
Students receive a supply list for each course prior to the program’s start date. You are expected to have all supplies at the start of PreCollege. Please note that supplies for most courses are approximately $100 to $250.
Although every student budget is unique, all students will need some spending money for weekday dinners, weekend meals, snacks, and other miscellaneous items. On average, students spend approximately $180 per week, but could spend less if they are committed to cooking and grocery shopping.
Need-based scholarships are available to a limited number of students on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Scholarships are reviewed using the Federal Methodology approved by Congress to estimate your Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Families with an EFC less than the cost of attendance will be considered for partial tuition-scholarships.
The number of students demonstrating need often outweighs our giving capacity. As a result, scholarship recipients receive partial-tuition scholarships. We encourage you to apply for a scholarship with SFAI, but to also look into alternative scholarship opportunities (such as crowdfunding campaigns, local businesses, personal art sales, etc.).
Your acceptance to the program is not affected in any way if you apply for a scholarship. Scholarship application forms are available online or upon request and must be received with your completed application materials to be considered.
Review will begin February 1, 2019.
PreCollege Alum Merit Awards
SFAI PreCollege students are incredibly driven and motivated—often making them top contenders for undergraduate scholarships.
Upon successful completion of PreCollege at SFAI, alums applying to the BFA/BA program are considered for Presidential-category merit scholarships—reducing the cost of tuition by up to $15,000 annually. Additionally, outstanding PreCollege students (as nominated by faculty) may receive the following awards:
Last day for a 100% refund minus $100 deposits ($200 total if in housing), with written notice, is Wednesday, May 15, 2019.
Last day for an 80% refund minus $100 deposits ($200 total if in housing), with written notice, is Friday, June 7, 2019.
Last day for a 50% refund minus $100 deposits ($200 total if in housing), with written notice, is Wednesday, June 19, 2019.
No refunds after Wednesday, June 19, 2019.
IMPORTANT: No tuition or other fees are refunded to a student who is asked to leave the program for a violation of school policies or regulations.