Pre-College Tuition + Scholarships

Please note that the next SMFA Pre-College Summer Studio Program will run during the summer of 2015. If you have questions about that program's tuition and fees, how to apply or general questions about Pre-College programming, please contact Debra Samdperil at or by calling 617-369-3643.

Example 2013 Program Tuition and Fees:

Residential Program

Commuter Program

Program Fee     $3,100
Activities Fee        $200
Room/Board      $2,200

Program Fee   $3,100
Activities Fee      $200

TOTAL                 $5,500

TOTAL               $3,300

Housing is assigned on a first come, first served basis. Early applications are strongly encouraged.

Refunds + Cancellations
All deposits are nonrefundable. All requests for refunds on tuition balances must be in writing and received by the Continuing Education Office by May 3, 2015. If SMFA is obliged to cancel the Pre-College Summer Studio for any reason, a full refund of tuition will be issued.

Scholarships are available to program applicants each year based on need and merit, combined.

Our 2015 scholarship application will be available soon! (Please note that due to construction on the SMFA building, our 2014 Pre-College Summer Studio Program will be on hiatus.)

Students who successfully complete the 4-week Pre-College program and are subsequently accepted to and enroll in one of SMFA's full-time undergraduate programs will receive a $3,000 scholarship in addition to any merit-based scholarship award.