Recognizing the importance of access to education, the institution strives to create opportunities for talented individuals, regardless of their financial circumstances. 

Pratt Munson is committed to providing ample financial support to its students through a combination of generous merit and need-based financial aid. 

School Codes

FAFSA Federal School Code: 002798 
NYS TAP Code: 0615 
*All Pratt Campuses use the same School Codes

Merit-based scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate exceptional academic achievements and outstanding potential. Additionally, Pratt Munson also offers need-based financial aid, allowing students with limited financial resources the opportunity to pursue their educational aspirations. By investing in the success of its students, Pratt Munson aims to foster a diverse and inclusive community where all individuals can thrive and achieve their goals.

Pratt Munson takes great pride in its affordable tuition, which is notably lower than that of many other private art institutions. We are dedicated to providing substantial financial aid to our accepted students, with approximately 96% of our student body receiving some form of financial assistance. Our diligent financial aid staff is committed to helping every student maximize their access to available financial aid opportunities.

Who is Eligible?

Students must meet the following requirements to be considered for federal and state financial aid programs.

  • Be a U.S. Citizen or an eligible non-citizen with an Alien Registration Number;
  • Have a high school diploma or a recognized equivalency;
  • Have a valid Social Security Number;
  • Not be in default on an existing federal student loan;
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress

International students who do not meet the above requirements will still be considered for a Pratt Munson Merit Scholarship at the time of acceptance. Approximately 81% of our students receive this type of scholarship.

Contact us to learn more about the many financial aid options available for you.

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Student Accounting

The Pratt Munson Student Accounts Office Makes Billing Easy. The Student Accounts office provides a variety of services including billing of tuition and other charges, collecting payments, and disbursement of financial aid refunds according to Federal, State, and Institute policies. In addition, the office also provides 1098-T tax forms to eligible students.

Contact the Bursar:     
Phone: (315) 797-0000 extension 2174

Cost of Attendance

Our tuition savings, generous financial aid, and easy payment options should certainly factor into your decision to attend Pratt Munson. We provide an exceptional education and Pratt prestige, but with considerably less expensive tuition. 

The Cost of Attendance is an estimate of the college expenses a student will incur while attending Pratt Munson for one academic year (Fall and Spring semester). Included in our cost of attendance are tuition, fees, housing, meal plan, books/supplies, personal expenses and transportation. Transportation expenses are not taken into consideration for students that will be living on-campus. 

Please note: The costs indicated here pertain to the current academic year. We work to keep costs as low as possible. However, due to annual increases in inflation, fixed cost increases, maintenance, and vendor expenses, it is common for tuition, housing and meal plan charges to rise 3-5% per year. Also note that tuition costs at Pratt Institute-Brooklyn are not under the control of Pratt Munson.

*Indirect Costs: These costs will not appear on your billing invoice, however, students may incur these costs while enrolled at Pratt Munson.

*Indirect Costs: These costs will not appear on your billing invoice, however, students may incur these costs while enrolled at Pratt Munson.

Pratt Munson Refund Policy

No reduction in liability is available to students who withdraw except when approval is given by the proper authorities. Students who wish to withdraw must complete the official withdrawal form available in the Registrar’s office. Tuition refunds are determined by the date the add/drop or complete withdrawal form is signed by the Registrar. 

For all students, the following course withdrawal penalty schedules apply:

For the Fall and Spring Academic Year:

  • Full Refund, Withdrawal prior to and including the opening day of the term
    • 85% Tuition Refund
  • Withdrawal from the 2nd through the 8th day of the term
    • 70% Tuition Refund
  • Withdrawal from the 9th through the 15th day of the term
    • 55% Tuition Refund
  • Withdrawal from the 16th through the 22nd day of the term
    • No Refund
  • Withdrawal after the 22nd day of the term

Consider tuition insurance to supplement and strengthen our refund policy. Learn more at or call 877-794-6603.


Financial Aid Options

Pratt Munson Merit Scholarship

A student’s eligibility is determined based on their application materials that were submitted at the time of acceptance. Students must maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA at the end of their first year to maintain for the sophomore year. This award does not need to be repaid. 

A student’s merit scholarship eligibility is reevaluated when relocating to the Brooklyn campus. Eligibility will be based on the student’s cumulative GPA at the end of the first semester of their sophomore year at Pratt Munson. For a complete breakdown of GPAs and scholarship amounts please click here.

Pratt Munson Grant

Eligibility is based on a student’s remaining financial need after all other financial aid has been awarded. This award does not need to be repaid.

Federal Pell Grant

A need-based grant awarded by the federal government. Eligibility is based on the amount of financial need demonstrated on the student’s FAFSA. This award does not need to be repaid.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

A need-based grant also awarded by the federal government, and is awarded to students that demonstrate exceptional financial need. This award does not need to be repaid.

NYS Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)

Awarded to New York State residents who demonstrate financial need. Students are required to complete the New York State Student Aid Payment Application to be considered for this grant. This award does not need to be repaid.

Federal Work-Study Program

Work study eligibility is a need-based work program and is offered to students who show exceptional financial need. Students maintain a part-time job on campus while enrolled at Pratt Munson. Students are paid New York State minimum wage and will receive a bi-weekly paycheck. These funds are not earned upfront and are not applied to your college tuition bill. Funding for this program is limited and will be offered on a first-come basis. Eligible students will be offered work-study on their Financial Aid Award Letter. Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA at the end of each semester to remain eligible for Federal Work Study.

Federal Student Loans

Low-interest loans are offered by the federal government. Students must complete a FAFSA to be considered eligible for all federal loans. All students that borrow a federal student loan will be required to complete a Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling Session. Students will be notified by the Financial Aid Office when these requirements are available.

Federal Direct Subsidized Loan

Offered to students based on financial need. Interest rates are fixed at 5.49% for loans disbursed on or after July 1, 2023. Interest does not accrue while the student is in school. Repayment begins six months after the student graduates or stops attending. Maximum loan amounts are $3,500 for first-year students and $4,500 for sophomores.

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan: Offered to students regardless of financial need. Interest rates are fixed at 5.49% for loans disbursed on or after July 1, 2023. Interest does accrue while the student is in school. Repayment begins six months after the student graduates or stops attending. Maximum loan amounts are $5,500 for first-year students and $6,500 for sophomores. An additional $4,000 is available to independent students or to dependent students whose parents have been denied the Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan. 

Additional Financing Options

Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan

Offered to the parent of a dependent student, so they may bridge the gap between a student’s financial aid eligibility and their total cost of attendance. Interest rates are fixed at 8.05% for loans disbursed on or after July 1, 2023. Parents are required to complete a separate loan application, and the application process does require a credit check. This loan is not based on financial need and can cover up to the student’s entire cost of attendance. Interest does accrue while the student is in school. Repayment begins after the loan has been fully disbursed. Parents do have the option to defer repayment while the student remains in school, however, they must contact their loan servicer and request a deferment once the loan has entered repayment. Parents should email the Financial Aid Office if interested in this option.

Alternative Student Loan

A loan that is designed to help students meet their college costs after all other types of aid has been awarded. There are several lenders that offer students the opportunity to borrow loan funds; however, a credit-worthy co-signer is usually required. Cosigners can be a parent, relatives, family friends, etc. The lender determines the interest rate. Students can apply for a fixed or variable interest rate when completing the loan application. Interest will begin accruing at the time of disbursement. Students can choose to begin repayment after graduation or immediately. Please click here to research available loan lenders and their online loan application instructions.

Nelnet Monthly Payment Plan

A tuition payment plan is available for students that would like to finance their education interest-free throughout the academic year. The student's remaining annual balance is divided into 10 monthly payments over the academic year. Payments are due on the 15th of each month starting in July and ending in April. There is an $85 annual set-up fee that is due upon enrolling in the online monthly payment plan.