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The Art Institute of Colorado Tackles Higher Education Affordability with Art Grant Program

By: Brandi Madar

April 22, 2015

School invests in students to help them complete their education and move into creative careers

Denver, CO, March 6, 2015 – The Art Institute of Colorado today announced a new and innovative program to help reduce students’ debt, encourage smart borrowing, and improve the affordability of higher education. The Art Grant gives students the opportunity to earn and apply grant money toward their tuition—rewarding them for successfully completing course credits and progressing toward graduation. 

Through the program, which launched February 2, 2015 for new students and will launch April 1, 2015 for those returning to the school, students at The Art Institute of Colorado are eligible to earn grant funding for every 12 course credits earned while maintaining continuous enrollment status and working toward a bachelor’s or associate degree. Diploma programs are not included in this program.  An eligible associate degree student may earn up to 15 percent (up to $6,135) of their tuition in grant funding over the course of their studies and an eligible bachelor’s degree student may earn up to 20 percent (up to $18,506) of their tuition in grant funding over the course of their studies at The Art Institute of Colorado. Students must meet all conditions to qualify.  

“The Art Grant assists dedicated, creative students who have completed at least 12 credits by reducing the cost of higher education. We’re helping responsible students by helping them to complete their education and transition into a creative career,” according to James Caldwell, President, The Art Institute of Colorado.

The Art Institute of Colorado is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institute of Colorado, 1200 Lincoln Street, Denver, CO  80203-2172. ©2015 The Art Institutes. Our email address is csprogramadmin@edmc.edu.

See aiprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

Your actual total grant award may vary by school. For more information about The Art Grant, please visit, new.artinstitutes.edu/denver or www.AiArtGrant.com

For all Art Institutes campuses offering The Art Grant: Your actual total grant award may vary by school, program, degree, amount of credits to be completed in a program at the applicable Art Institutes school after the effective date of Art Grant availability, violations of school policies, or breaks in enrollment. Your total tuition charges may be impacted by course drops, course withdrawals, or failing grades. Please talk to the campus for details.

Students must read and sign a Memorandum of Understanding regarding The Art Grant, which sets forth eligibility requirements and other conditions, before any grant is awarded.

For the ground campuses of The Art Institutes located in Minnesota, Illinois, Utah, North Carolina, Texas, Colorado, and Arizona: The Art Grant is effective for terms beginning on or after February  2, 2015, and for continuing students for terms beginning on or after April 1, 2015.

Figures based on tuition as of July 2014. Your actual tuition charges will depend on a number of factors, including your school’s location.

By: Brandi Madar

April 22, 2015