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.
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.
Fees: Summer 2021 Workshops
|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-DAY||12-DAY||15-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 STUDENTS||6-DAY||12-DAY||15-DAY|
|Lunch & Supper||$264||$477||$623|
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 TUITION||6 Weeks|
|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|
|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 STUDENTS||6 Weeks|
|Lunch & Supper||$1,482|
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.