Expenses and Fees

Tuition: $3,000

  • Covers two studio courses for six units of college credit, Friday Workshops, and Art In Context
  • Includes a $100 non-refundable deposit

Participants who complete the PreCollege Program and decide to apply to the BFA or BA program at SFAI will have their $65 undergraduate application fee waived.

Room and board: $2,000

  • Includes a $250 café cash plan
  • Includes a $100 nonrefundable deposit

Total due for residents by May 30: $5,000
Total due for commuters by May 30: $3,000

Art Supplies

Students will receive a supply list for each of their classes prior to the start of the program and are expected to have all of the supplies at the start of PreCollege. When planning your budget for PreCollege, please note that supplies for most courses cost approximately $250.

Living Costs

Students enjoy the flexibility of selecting or preparing their own dinners and weekend meals. Please plan your budget according to your dietary habits.


Scholarships for the PreCollege Program are awarded to students based on financial need. Scholarship application forms are available online or upon request and should be received together with completed application materials by April 1, 2014.

Shipping Artwork Home

If you are traveling to and from the program from afar, it may be necessary to ship your artwork home. Please consider bringing a sturdy mailing tube for shipping large artwork. SFAI PreCollege staff will assist you with any larger pieces made during the program that have to be shipped, but all preparation (e.g. crate building and materials) and shipping expenses are your individual responsibility.

Refund Policy

Last day for a 100% refund minus $100 deposits ($200 total if in housing), if written notice is received, is Friday, May 30, 2014.

Last day for a 80% refund minus  $100 deposits ($200 total if in housing), if written notice is received, is Wednesday, June 25, 2014.

No refunds are available after Wednesday, June 25, 2014.