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


Spring and Summer 2017

  • Undergraduate Tuition (per term): $20,023
  • Graduate Tuition (per term): $21,162
  • Universal Access Fee (required each term): $275

You will have a $300 tuition deposit credit on your account for undergraduates and $400 for graduate students. The tuition amount due is $20,023 for undergraduates, and $21,162 for graduate students, minus any financial aid that has been awarded. The $275 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. 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 artcenter.edu/registration.

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.