Tuition and Fees

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

Fall 2021 through Summer 2022

  • Undergraduate Tuition (per term): $23,667
  • Graduate Tuition (per term): $25,012
  • Universal Access Fee (required each term): $355

Fall 2022 through Summer 2023

  • Undergraduate Tuition (per term): $24,471
  • Graduate Tuition (per term): $25,863
  • Universal Access Fee (required each term): $500

Tuition due for the academic year beginning Fall 2022 is $24,471 for undergraduates, and $25,863 for graduate students, minus any financial aid that has been awarded. The 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

Student tuition is due and payable by Friday of the first week of class (Week 1). If full payment is not received by this date, a one-time non-refundable Payment Plan Fee of $75 will be assessed. Tuition may be paid by check, credit card, cashier’s check, ACH or wire transfer. Contact for bank instructions to send an ACH or a wire.

If paying by check, please make check, money order or cashier’s check payable to ArtCenter College of Design.

Mail checks to:

ArtCenter College of Design
P.O. Box 843727
Pasadena, CA 90084-3727

Include your name and student ID

Checks may be dropped off at the South Campus drop box at:

Student Accounts – 4th Floor
1111 South Arroyo Pkwy, Suite 410
Pasadena, CA 91105

Please do not place cash in drop box!

Financial aid will be credited to your account and deducted from the amount due. If you are expecting financial aid, please only pay the amount that is not covered by your aid. This can be viewed online by the student by logging in to

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