Tuition and Fees

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

Fall 2023 through Summer 2024

  • Undergraduate Tuition (per term): $25,303
  • Graduate Tuition (per term): $26,742
  • Universal Access Fee (required each term): $517

Additional Expenses

Tuition due for the academic year beginning Fall 2023 is $25,303 for undergraduates and $26,742 for graduate students, minus any financial aid that has been awarded. As the College strives toward the highest level of education, tuition increases typically occur once a year in the Fall Term, as noted above. Students should plan for such usual increases.

The Universal Access Fee (UAF) covers specialized costs associated with technology and equipment usage that facilitate learning and making specific to art and design education across departments. This includes, but is not limited to, software access and licensing and usage of the Shops and 3D Modeling labs, computer labs, Educational Media Equipment Center, and the support, upgrades, and maintenance related to providing such resources. Due to increased demand for these critical services, the proliferation of digital making across all departments, and expanded multimodal course offerings, periodic adjustments to the UAF may be necessary to ensure that students have access to critical, specialized tools necessary for their development and learning.

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