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.

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Tuition Summer 2020

TUITION1 WEEK2 WEEK2 1/2 WEEKS
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 meals and dormitory accommodations at no additional charge as part of their scholarship package. 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—Standard

Includes all meals. Rooms may be in Arbor House, Bill’s Place, Dorm 54, Heavens Above, Radcliffe, The Pines, The Sleeping Cabins, or The Roost.

ROOM & BOARD STANDARD1 WEEK2 WEEK2 1/2 WEEKS
Dorm$514$914$1,228
Double/common bath$707$1,289$1,696
Double/ bath shared w/ roomate$938$1,704$2,230
Single/common bath$1,351$2,457$3,232
Single/private bath$1,720$3,156$4,147

Dorms house 3–4 per room.

Summer Room & Board—Economy

Includes all meals. Rooms may be in Craft House, Long House, or The Pines.

ROOM & BOARD ECONOMY1 WEEK2 WEEK2 1/2 WEEKS
Hostel$443$784$1,055
Single/common bath$1,090$1,977$2,600

Hostels house up to 13 per room.

Summer Meals for Off Campus Students

OFF CAMPUS STUDENT MEALS1 WEEK2 WEEK2 1/2 WEEKS
All meals$345$629$818
Lunch & Supper$264$477$623
Breakfast only$81$152$195
Lunch only$116$214$280
Supper Only$148$263$344

Tuition Fall 2019/Spring 2020 Eight-Week Concentration

TUITION8 Weeks
Regular$4,578
Hot Glass$5,965
Scholarship with full work requirement (20-25 hrs per week) Not available in hot glass.$2,786
Scholarship with partial work requirement (10 hrs per week)$5,498
Scholarship with partial work requirement - hot glass (10 hrs per week)$6,318

*Students who receive a partial scholarship with work requirement receive meals and dormitory accommodations at no additional charge as part of their scholarship package. Note that we have significantly reduced the fees paid by partial scholarship Concentration students this year.

Eight-Week Concentration Room & Board

ROOM & BOARD8 Weeks
Dorm$3,900
Double/common bath$4,392
Double/ bath shared w/ roomate$4,477
Single/common bath$4,748
Single/private bath$5,014

Dorms in this category house up to 13 per room.

 Eight-Week Concentration Meals for Off Campus Students

OFF CAMPUS STUDENT MEALS8 Weeks
All meals$2,176
Lunch & Supper$1,905
Lunch only$847
Supper Only$1,059

Tuition Fall 2019/Spring 2020 One-Week Sessions

TUITION1 Week
Regular$826
Hot Glass$1,124

One-Week Sessions Room & Board

ROOM & BOARD1 Week
Dorm$482
Double/common bath$674
Double/ bath shared w/ roomate$893
Single/common bath$1,305
Single/private bath$1,663

Dorms in this category house up to 13 per room.

One-Week Sessions Meals for Off Campus Students

OFF CAMPUS STUDENT MEALS1 Week
All meals$328
Lunch & Supper$251
Lunch only$110
Supper Only$141

Refund/Cancellation Policy:

If you cancel anytime up to 45 days before the beginning of your workshop, you will receive a full refund minus the $50 processing fee and a cancellation fee, which is $250 for an eight-week workshop or $100 for all other workshops. If you cancel less than 45 days before the beginning of any workshop, there is no refund.

If it is necessary for Penland to cancel a workshop for any reason, students will be notified and offered another workshop or a full refund. We cannot be responsible for nonrefundable airline tickets.

Penland registrations are transferable to another person only if the workshop does not have a waiting list; if you wish to transfer your registration, please call the registrar to inquire.