March 27, 2020 - STUDENT UPDATE

March 27, 2020

As a result of the decision to deliver all classes online for the rest of the semester, PNCA is planning to issue prorated refunds of studio fees to both BFA and MFA students who had studios as part of their programs.

While the details are still being worked out, the refunds will cover the period of time from March 20 through the end of the semester (May 17). Once we have a better understanding of how COVID-19 may affect our summer operations, we will provide more information on summer access to studios.

Additionally, all students using PNCA’s payment plan system have been offered extensions on their payments. We hope the extra time will help students weather this economic crisis and still be able to register for fall classes.

Student Activity Fees will not be refunded, as Student Council and the Graduate

Council are still active and the fees comprise their budgets, but the councils can still determine how they wish to use their remaining funds to benefit students. The Technology Fee also will not be refunded, as it is being used to support the student experience during this highly unusual and demanding time.

We are doing our best to provide concrete answers and solutions as quickly as possible. Until further information is available, students with any questions or concerns should reach out to Student Life at or Technology at