Managing Costs

Putting your education within reach.

At The Art Institutes system of schools, students have a lot on their plates. They’re pushed and challenged to bring out the very best they have inside. The last thing they should have to worry about is whether they can afford it. That’s why we’re constantly working to help prevent financial barriers from interfering with their education—so that our students can focus their time, talent and passion on bringing their creativity to life.

These are just two of the innovative initiatives we’ve designed to help make a creative education at The Art Institutes more financially attainable for talented students with the passion to make creativity their career.

The Art Grant

Rewarding dedication with up to $6,691* toward tuition.**
When students are fully committed to pursuing a creative calling, it can pay off in countless ways—one of which is saving on the cost of tuition.

When our students maintain continuous enrollment and satisfy other eligibility criteria, every 12 credits they complete can earn money towards tuition. Over the course of their education, that can mean up to $6,691 for bachelor’s degree programs (an average of up to 9%), and up to $3,345 (up to 9%) for associate’s degree programs. All new and current students are eligible, and there are no GPA requirements beyond Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements.

To learn more about the Art Grant, including location-specific amounts, visit

* For Bachelor's Degree programs only.

** 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.

Five years, zero tuition increase

Holding the line on tuition.
An education is one of the biggest investments students can make, but one that can be vital to their future. We understand that paying for that education can be a challenge. That’s why we’re committed to controlling costs. While nationally, the rising price of education has been making headlines, we’ve held firm on tuition for five years. And we’re working on ways to continue keeping our costs down in the future so that an education for creative warriors can be as affordable as possible.