Deposits are credited against your charges for the following semester. If you decline to enter the University by your acceptance date, your deposit will be retained (no refund.)
Apply for Our Special Admissions Programs
Now that you have been admitted, it is time to apply to one or more special admissions programs. Arcadia offers a variety of special admissions programs, including:
Next Steps for Financial Aid
Check the mail for a red envelope containing your ﬁnancial aid award offer.
For best chances of maximum aid, apply by the priority deadline of March 15. Applications received after will be processed on a rolling basis. For Pennsylvania students, the FAFSA must be received at Federal Student Aid Programs by May 1.
Financial Aid Portal
Check the status of your financial aid application in our Financial Aid Portal. To create an account, click “First Time User,” set your PIN, and log in using your Social Security Number as your Student ID. If you encounter an error, email us your name, address, and date of birth, and we’ll reset your PIN.
Award offers are sent to all admitted students who submit the appropriate paperwork. You’ll be notified via email and can view, accept, or decline your aid in the Financial Aid Portal. Your award offer is not a bill; rather, it is a summary of the aid you’re qualified to receive for the upcoming year.
Parents and Families
The Arcadia Family Community will connect you with information about financial aid, campus life, academics, and more.
Admitted Graduate Students
You’ve been admitted to a master’s, doctorate or graduate certificate program, what comes next?
Admitted International Students
Declaration of Finances
Your Declaration of Finances will demonstrate that you have the funds to cover tuition and living expenses for one year (minus scholarships). Submit an official bank statement—within three months of the semester you applied for—that includes:
- The bank’s official name and seal;
- Your full legal name (or your sponsor’s);
- If you’re starting in the fall: Consecutive transactions from February, March, and April;
- If you’re starting in the spring: Consecutive transactions from September, October, and November;
- The official currency of the statement.
If you have a sponsor, they must submit a Letter of Support that states:
- Their full legal name;
- Their relationship to you;
- The amount of support to be given;
- The duration of the financial support.
You should plan to submit in early May to begin the review process as quickly as possible. For conditional admission, to determine the amount to show on your statement:
One summer session
Students requiring an I-20 for the first time must present an I-20 or DS-2019 form—issued by Arcadia once your Declaration of Finances is reviewed and accepted—to the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate. You’ll receive your form via express mail, and must submit the I-20 mailing form to ensure timely delivery.
You should apply for an F-1 or J-1 visa at the U.S. embassy or consulate. Call the office in your country to see what documentation is required for the application, and remember that you will need to schedule an interview as part of the process. Since many consular posts process applications by mail, you should allow plenty of time (the busiest months are June, July, and August).
If you’re currently attending a U.S. school on an F-1 visa, transfer your I-20 record and submit a copy of your passport photo page, your F-1 visa, and your current I-20.
Once your Declaration of Finances has been reviewed and approved, you’ll submit your deposit using one of the links above, by sending a U.S. check or money order, or by completing a wire transfer of funds. Let Enrollment Management know how you plan to deposit, and we’ll send you transaction requirements.