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.
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 StudentAccounts@artcenter.edu 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.
ArtCenter College of Design
P.O. Box 843727
Pasadena, CA 90084-3727
Include your name and student ID
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 Inside.ArtCenter.edu.
Refunds on tuition overpayments are available only after tuition and fees are paid in full, and your account has a credit balance.