Tuition and Fees

Each term, tuition fees include up to 19 credits for undergraduate students and 24 credits for graduate students.

Fall 2018 through Summer 2019

  • Undergraduate Tuition (per term): $21,408
  • Graduate Tuition (per term): $22,625
  • Universal Access Fee (required each term): $300

Fall 2019 through Summer 2020

  • Undergraduate Tuition (per term): $22,136
  • Graduate Tuition (per term): $23,394
  • Universal Access Fee (required each term): $330

You will have a $300 tuition deposit credit on your account for undergraduates and $400 for graduate students. The current tuition amount due is $21,408 for undergraduates, and $22,625 for graduate students, minus any financial aid that has been awarded. The $300 Universal Access Fee allows full access to all campus shops and computer facilities and will be added to the tuition amount.

As the College continues to strive toward the highest level of education, increases in tuition typically occur once a year in the Fall Term as noted above. Students should plan for such usual increases.

Due Dates and Payment Process

ArtCenter’s Accounting Office is responsible for assessing your tuition and fees, and payments are made through that office.

New student tuition is due and payable the Friday of the first week of class. Tuition may be paid by check, credit card or cash. If you choose not to pay the full amount of your tuition before the first week of classes, you will be charged a $75 nonrefundable installment application fee charge, and may participate in the Installment Payment Plan. Payments are made at the cashier’s window of the Accounting Office if paying by check or cash. If you are paying by credit card, you may pay online at

If you are receiving financial aid, those amounts will be credited to your account and deducted from the amount due. This can be viewed online via your ArtCenter account during Orientation Week.

Refunds on overpayments of tuition are available only after tuition and fees are paid in full and your account has a credit balance.