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Making your future attainable starts with making your education more affordable.

At The Art Institutes system of schools, we share your passion for creativity—and your concerns about how to afford the cost of a creative education. And we’re committed to doing everything we can to ease those concerns so you can focus on pursuing your calling.

Here are some of the resources we offer that can immediately lower your tuition:

The Art Grant
You can earn a tuition grant of up to $17,568 for bachelor’s degree programs (an average of up to 20%) and up to $6,588, (up to 15%), for associate’s degree programs.

Institutional Grants & Scholarships
Ai is offering full and partial scholarships during the 2016-2017 school year.

College Bound
This is a great way to transition to college life—and create a portfolio of work that can be used to request proficiency credits* upon enrollment at an Art Institutes location.

Over five years without a tuition increase
We’ve held the line on tuition to help give our students some peace of mind about their expenses.

We’re here to guide you through your options, and we’re always working to make a creative education as affordable as possible. See your Student Financial Aid officer to set up an individualized financial aid meeting.

*Students who successfully complete a course will receive a certificate of completion. The College Bound courses are non-credit bearing and do not transfer into our academic program offerings or the offerings of any other institution. However as part of the course you will have the opportunity to develop a portfolio that you are able to request proficiency credit. Proficiency credit is awarded based on the proficiency credit policy defined in an institution’s academic catalog. Check with the school you are interested in attending for exceptions and details, as not all programs are offered at all locations. Individual location participation is subject to change.

Tuition & Fees Table

Visual Design
Program
  • Credit Hours
  • Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • Lab Fee
  • Digital Textbooks
  • Starting Kit
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • Art Grant *
  • Housing
Associate of Applied Science in Graphic Design
  • - Credit Hours
  • 90
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $488.00
  • - Lab Fee
  • - Digital Textbooks
  • $1,450.00
  • - Starting Kit
  • $213.00
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $45,583.00
  • - Art Grant <sup><b>*</b></sup>
  • $6,588.00
  • - Housing
  • $24,000.00
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic & Web Design
  • - Credit Hours
  • 180
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $488.00
  • - Lab Fee
  • - Digital Textbooks
  • $2,850.00
  • - Starting Kit
  • $213.00
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $90,903.00
  • - Art Grant <sup><b>*</b></sup>
  • $17,568.00
  • - Housing
  • $45,000.00
Bachelor of Science in Design & Technical Graphics
  • - Credit Hours
  • 180
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $488.00
  • - Lab Fee
  • - Digital Textbooks
  • $2,850.00
  • - Starting Kit
  • $213.00
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $90,903.00
  • - Art Grant <sup><b>*</b></sup>
  • $17,568.00
  • - Housing
  • $45,000.00
Associate of Applied Science in Web Design & Interactive Media
  • - Credit Hours
  • 90
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $488.00
  • - Lab Fee
  • - Digital Textbooks
  • $1,450.00
  • - Starting Kit
  • $213.00
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $45,583.00
  • - Art Grant <sup><b>*</b></sup>
  • $6,588.00
  • - Housing
  • $24,000.00
Diploma in Web Design & Development
  • - Credit Hours
  • 48
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $488.00
  • - Lab Fee
  • - Digital Textbooks
  • $800.00
  • - Starting Kit
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $24,224.00
  • - Art Grant <sup><b>*</b></sup>
  • - Housing
  • $12,000.00
Diploma in Web Design & Interactive Communications
  • - Credit Hours
  • 48
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $488.00
  • - Lab Fee
  • - Digital Textbooks
  • $800.00
  • - Starting Kit
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $24,224.00
  • - Art Grant <sup><b>*</b></sup>
  • - Housing
  • $12,000.00
Please select a housing option. Housing
Interior Design
Program
  • Credit Hours
  • Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • Lab Fee
  • Digital Textbooks
  • Starting Kit
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • Art Grant *
  • Housing
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design
  • - Credit Hours
  • 180
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $488.00
  • - Lab Fee
  • - Digital Textbooks
  • $2,850.00
  • - Starting Kit
  • $213.00
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $90,903.00
  • - Art Grant <sup><b>*</b></sup>
  • $17,568.00
  • - Housing
  • $45,000.00
Please select a housing option. Housing
Marketing
Program
  • Credit Hours
  • Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • Lab Fee
  • Digital Textbooks
  • Starting Kit
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • Art Grant *
  • Housing
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Advertising
  • - Credit Hours
  • 180
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $488.00
  • - Lab Fee
  • - Digital Textbooks
  • $2,850.00
  • - Starting Kit
  • $213.00
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $90,903.00
  • - Art Grant <sup><b>*</b></sup>
  • $17,568.00
  • - Housing
  • $45,000.00
Please select a housing option. Housing
Animation & Effects
Program
  • Credit Hours
  • Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • Lab Fee
  • Digital Textbooks
  • Starting Kit
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • Art Grant *
  • Housing
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Media Arts & Animation
  • - Credit Hours
  • 180
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $488.00
  • - Lab Fee
  • - Digital Textbooks
  • $2,850.00
  • - Starting Kit
  • $213.00
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $90,903.00
  • - Art Grant <sup><b>*</b></sup>
  • $17,568.00
  • - Housing
  • $45,000.00
Bachelor of Science in Visual Effects & Motion Graphics
  • - Credit Hours
  • 180
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $488.00
  • - Lab Fee
  • - Digital Textbooks
  • $2,850.00
  • - Starting Kit
  • $213.00
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $90,903.00
  • - Art Grant <sup><b>*</b></sup>
  • $17,568.00
  • - Housing
  • $45,000.00
Please select a housing option. Housing
Film & Production
Program
  • Credit Hours
  • Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • Lab Fee
  • Digital Textbooks
  • Starting Kit
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • Art Grant *
  • Housing
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Filmmaking & Video Production
  • - Credit Hours
  • 180
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $488.00
  • - Lab Fee
  • - Digital Textbooks
  • $2,850.00
  • - Starting Kit
  • $213.00
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $90,903.00
  • - Art Grant <sup><b>*</b></sup>
  • $17,568.00
  • - Housing
  • $45,000.00
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Photography
  • - Credit Hours
  • 180
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $488.00
  • - Lab Fee
  • - Digital Textbooks
  • $2,850.00
  • - Starting Kit
  • $213.00
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $90,903.00
  • - Art Grant <sup><b>*</b></sup>
  • $17,568.00
  • - Housing
  • $45,000.00
Diploma in Digital Image Management
  • - Credit Hours
  • 48
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $488.00
  • - Lab Fee
  • - Digital Textbooks
  • $800.00
  • - Starting Kit
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $24,224.00
  • - Art Grant <sup><b>*</b></sup>
  • - Housing
  • $12,000.00
Bachelor of Science in Audio Production
  • - Credit Hours
  • 180
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $488.00
  • - Lab Fee
  • - Digital Textbooks
  • $2,850.00
  • - Starting Kit
  • $879.00
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $91,569.00
  • - Art Grant <sup><b>*</b></sup>
  • $17,568.00
  • - Housing
  • $45,000.00
Please select a housing option. Housing
Gaming & Technology
Program
  • Credit Hours
  • Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • Lab Fee
  • Digital Textbooks
  • Starting Kit
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • Art Grant *
  • Housing
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Game Art & Design
  • - Credit Hours
  • 180
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $488.00
  • - Lab Fee
  • - Digital Textbooks
  • $2,850.00
  • - Starting Kit
  • $213.00
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $90,903.00
  • - Art Grant <sup><b>*</b></sup>
  • $17,568.00
  • - Housing
  • $45,000.00
Please select a housing option. Housing
Fashion
Program
  • Credit Hours
  • Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • Lab Fee
  • Digital Textbooks
  • Starting Kit
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • Art Grant *
  • Housing
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design
  • - Credit Hours
  • 180
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $488.00
  • - Lab Fee
  • - Digital Textbooks
  • $2,850.00
  • - Starting Kit
  • $213.00
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $90,903.00
  • - Art Grant <sup><b>*</b></sup>
  • $17,568.00
  • - Housing
  • $45,000.00
Bachelor of Science in Fashion & Retail Management
  • - Credit Hours
  • 180
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $488.00
  • - Lab Fee
  • - Digital Textbooks
  • $2,850.00
  • - Starting Kit
  • $213.00
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $90,903.00
  • - Art Grant <sup><b>*</b></sup>
  • $17,568.00
  • - Housing
  • $45,000.00
Diploma in Fashion Retailing
  • - Credit Hours
  • 48
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $488.00
  • - Lab Fee
  • - Digital Textbooks
  • $800.00
  • - Starting Kit
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $24,224.00
  • - Art Grant <sup><b>*</b></sup>
  • - Housing
  • $12,000.00
Please select a housing option. Housing
Culinary Arts
Program
  • Credit Hours
  • Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • Lab Fee
  • Digital Textbooks
  • Starting Kit
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • Art Grant *
  • Housing
Associate of Applied Science in Baking & Pastry
  • - Credit Hours
  • 90
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $488.00
  • - Lab Fee
  • $1,500.00
  • - Digital Textbooks
  • $1,100.00
  • - Starting Kit
  • $645.00
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $47,165.00
  • - Art Grant <sup><b>*</b></sup>
  • $6,588.00
  • - Housing
  • $24,000.00
Diploma in Baking & Pastry
  • - Credit Hours
  • 55
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $488.00
  • - Lab Fee
  • $1,400.00
  • - Digital Textbooks
  • $800.00
  • - Starting Kit
  • $645.00
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $29,685.00
  • - Art Grant <sup><b>*</b></sup>
  • - Housing
  • $15,000.00
Associate of Applied Science in Culinary Arts
  • - Credit Hours
  • 90
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $488.00
  • - Lab Fee
  • $1,600.00
  • - Digital Textbooks
  • $1,200.00
  • - Starting Kit
  • $645.00
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $47,365.00
  • - Art Grant <sup><b>*</b></sup>
  • $6,588.00
  • - Housing
  • $24,000.00
Diploma in Culinary Arts
  • - Credit Hours
  • 55
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $488.00
  • - Lab Fee
  • $1,600.00
  • - Digital Textbooks
  • $650.00
  • - Starting Kit
  • $645.00
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $29,735.00
  • - Art Grant <sup><b>*</b></sup>
  • - Housing
  • $15,000.00
Associate of Applied Science in Restaurant & Catering Management
  • - Credit Hours
  • 90
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $488.00
  • - Lab Fee
  • $900.00
  • - Digital Textbooks
  • $1,250.00
  • - Starting Kit
  • $645.00
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $46,715.00
  • - Art Grant <sup><b>*</b></sup>
  • $6,588.00
  • - Housing
  • $2,400.00
Bachelor of Science in Culinary Management
  • - Credit Hours
  • 180
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $488.00
  • - Lab Fee
  • $1,500.00
  • - Digital Textbooks
  • $2,600.00
  • - Starting Kit
  • $645.00
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $92,585.00
  • - Art Grant <sup><b>*</b></sup>
  • $17,568.00
  • - Housing
  • $45,000.00
Bachelor of Science in Food & Beverage Management
  • - Credit Hours
  • 180
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $488.00
  • - Lab Fee
  • $1,100.00
  • - Digital Textbooks
  • $2,600.00
  • - Starting Kit
  • $645.00
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $92,185.00
  • - Art Grant <sup><b>*</b></sup>
  • $17,568.00
  • - Housing
  • $45,000.00
Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management
  • - Credit Hours
  • 180
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $488.00
  • - Lab Fee
  • $1,100.00
  • - Digital Textbooks
  • $2,600.00
  • - Starting Kit
  • $645.00
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $92,185.00
  • - Art Grant <sup><b>*</b></sup>
  • $17,568.00
  • - Housing
  • $45,000.00
Please select a housing option. Housing

The tables above are calculated at full load, which is an average of 15 credit hours per quarter. The calculation would be based on 12 credit hours per quarter if a student were to take the minimum allowable credits required to still be considered a full time student.

Lab fees above represent the total for the program and are charged per course or quarter. Lab fees are treated as tuition for refund purposes.

The digital resource fee includes the cost of the digital textbook as well as other digital resources which are integrated into the course. The fee includes all applicable taxes. Not all courses use digital resources.

The starting kit is optional and consists of basic equipment and materials needed for beginning each program.

*The Art Grant is offered at all Art Institutes schools except for The Art Institute of Vancouver and The Art Institute of Pittsburgh—Online Division. Amounts vary by location. Check with the school you’re considering attending for exceptions and details.

Your actual total grant award may vary by program, degree, amount of credits to be completed in a program 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. Check with the school for exceptions and 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.

Figures based on tuition as of July 2015.

Financial Aid available to those who qualify.