Fees

Workshop Fees

Cost of Materials

Tuition does not cover the cost of materials used for students’ own production. (Hot glass tuition does cover the cost of the glass in the furnaces). Most classes require you to bring certain materials and tools with you. There may also be a studio fee for supplies used by the group, and some classes may incur a hazardous waste disposal fee. We will make every effort to notify students in advance if we anticipate a studio fee in excess of $50. Look for this information on your materials list. Note: flameworking students pay a $100 deposit and a $10 rental fee on their tool kits; optional tool kits are available in the wood and metals studios for a small rental fee.

Registration Information

Scholarships

The tables below include fees paid by students who have partial scholarships with work requirements. We also have full scholarships and studio assistantships that cover all tuition, room, and board.

Complete Scholarship Information Here

Fees: Summer 2021 Workshops

SUMMER TUITION6-DAY12-DAY15-DAY
Regular$867$1,533$1,944
Hot Glass$1,180$2,013$2,612
Partial Scholarship w/ Work Requirement*$377$681$888
Partial Scholarship w/ Work Requirement, Hot Glass*$543$989$1,288

*Students who receive a partial scholarship with work requirement receive room and meals at no additional charge as part of their scholarship package. At this time, all scholarship students will stay in private rooms with shared bathrooms. In addition to these scholarships, Penland has scholarships that cover all tuition, room, and board. All students pay a studio materials fee at the end of the session.

 

SUMMER ROOM & BOARD (INCLUDES ALL MEALS)6-DAY12-DAY15-DAY
Single, private bath plus meals$1,720$3,155$4,147
Single, shared bath plus meals$1,351$2,458$3,232
Single, shared bath (economy) plus meals$1,090$1,977$2,600
Double, bath shared w/ roommate plus meals*$938$1,705$2,230

The economy option includes rooms that are a little smaller; many are in older buildings.
*Double rooms are only available to students attending with a member of their household.

NOTE: We have limited housing options because of the pandemic. 

SUMMER MEALS FOR OFF-CAMPUS STUDENTS6-DAY12-DAY15-DAY
All meals$345$629$818
Lunch & Supper$264$477$623
Breakfast only$81$153$196
Lunch only$116$214$280
Supper Only$148$263$344

Cancellation and Refunds – Summer

Because of the uncertainty caused by the pandemic, we are operating this summer with a greatly modified cancellation and refund policy.

During Summer 2021, if you need to cancel your enrollment at any time up to the day of arrival you will receive a full refund minus the $50 processing fee. Please note that last-minute vacancies are hard to fill and present a financial hardship for the school, so we ask that you communicate with as much notice as possible if your plans are disrupted.

If you need to leave your workshop early because you have a confirmed COVID-19 infection, or if the session is ended prematurely by Penland, you will receive a pro-rated refund. Once your workshop begins, there will be no refunds or credits given for any other reason.

 


Fees: Fall 6-Week Concentrations

Note: Participation in fall workshops will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination; please plan accordingly.

FALL TUITION6 Weeks
Regular$3,560
Hot glass$4,640

FALL PARTIAL-SCHOLARSHIP TUITION (INCLUDES ROOM & BOARD)6 Weeks
Regular (~20-hr per week work requirement)$1,907
Hot glass (~10-hr per week work requirement)*$4,655

Students who receive a partial scholarship with work requirement receive shared dormitory housing and meals at no additional charge as part of their scholarship package. All students pay a studio materials fee at the end of the session.

 

FALL ROOM & BOARD (INCLUDES ALL MEALS)6 Weeks
Quad$3,009
Double/bath shared with other rooms$3,384
Double/bath shared with roommate$3,448
Single/shared bath plus all meals$3,655
Single/private bath plus all meals$3,859
 

FALL MEALS FOR OFF-CAMPUS STUDENTS6 Weeks
All meals$1,693
Lunch & Supper$1,482
Lunch only$658
Supper Only$823

Cancellation and Refunds – Fall

Fall workshops will operate under our traditional cancellation policy as follows: If you cancel anytime up to 45 days before the first day of a workshop, you will received a full refund minus the $50 processing fee and a $250 cancellation fee for the six-week workshop or a $100 cancellation fee for a one-week workshop. If you cancel less than 45 days before the first day of a workshop, there is no refund.

If you need to leave your workshop early because you have a confirmed COVID-19 infection, you will receive a pro-rated refund. If Penland cancels a workshop for any reason, you will be offered another workshop or a full refund. We cannot, however, be responsible for nonrefundable airline tickets.