Non-college credit tuition for each full-semester course is $390, plus a course fee, or $350 if paid before the semester’s discount deadline. There are also course fees of either $35 or $70 attached to the majority of all full-length courses to cover in-class equipment use, materials, chemicals, facilities and rentals. In addition, a student must be prepared to pay for textbooks and other materials and processing charges not covered by course fees.
Pittsburgh Filmmakers does not participate in Title IV financial aid programs. A limited number of scholarships are available to low-income students taking classes on a non-credit basis. Tuition discounts are available for PF/PCA Associate and Access Members, and one course fee per semester is waived for PF/PCA Full Access Members and Pittsburgh Technology Council members. See the Membership guidelines for details on Member discounts.
There is no difference in the content of the course whether taken on a non-credit or credit transcript basis. Courses taken on a non-credit basis are not acceptable for transfer to a post-secondary institution. A student may decide to change the status of his/her courses from non-credit to credit transcript at a later date by paying the difference between the non-credit and current credit transcript tuition, plus a small processing fee.