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

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

FALL TUITION6 Week1 WeekWeekend
Regular$3,560$867$595
Hot glass$4,640N/AN/A

FALL PARTIAL-SCHOLARSHIP TUITION (INCLUDES ROOM & BOARD)6 Week1 WeekWeekend
Regular (~20-hr per week work requirement)$1,907$377N/A
Hot glass (~10-hr per week work requirement)*$4,655N/AN/A

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 MEALS)6 Week1 WeekWeekend
Quad$3,009$514$247
Double/bath shared with other rooms$3,384$707$346
Double/bath shared with roommate$3,448$938$460
Single/shared bath$3,655$1,351$668
Single/private bath$3,859$1,720$858
 

FALL MEALS FOR OFF-CAMPUS STUDENTS6 Week1 WeekWeekend
All meals$1,693$345$164
Lunch & Supper$1,482$264$120
Lunch only$658$116$43
Supper Only$823$148$77

Cancellation and Refunds – Fall

Because of the uncertainty caused by the Delta variant of the coronavirus, we have adjusted our cancellation and refund policy for our fall workshops. 

If you need to cancel your enrollment anytime up to 14 days before the first day of a workshop, you receive a full refund minus the $50 processing fee. If you cancel less than 14 days before the first day of a workshop, there is no refund unless your cancellation is because you have received a positive COVID-19 diagnosis within 10 days of the start of the workshop.

If you need to leave your workshop early because you have a confirmed COVID-19 infection, you will receive a prorated 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.