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Art Institutes

Tuition & Aid

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:

Institutional Grants & Scholarships

Ai is offering full and partial scholarships during the school year to eligible students.

Over seven 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.

Cost Sheet

Program Cost Sheet - The Art Institute Online

Not all programs are available to residents of some states. To find out if your program is available in your state, please contact an admissions representative prior to enrollment.

Due to certain state requirements the program curriculum may vary. Please contact an admissions representative prior to enrollment for program details.

Current tuition rates at time of application shown above. Tuition is charged at $375 per credit (with an average of 12 credits per quarter for bachelor's and associate's degree programs; 9 credits per quarter for diploma and certificate programs). There is a $15 technology fee for each credit taken through the online program.

† Based on the current credit hour rate. Total cost will increase with each per credit hour tuition increase.

***The Technology Fee helps to fund technology enhancements to the infrastructure, resources and services, to improve the student online experience in each course, as well as curriculum development updates and related technology improvements for each course. As the online Division of The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, it is essential that we acquire the equipment and software needed to support instruction relevant to the dynamically changing needs of the professions our programs prepare students to enter.

Not all courses include a Digital Textbook. Courses that include a Digital Textbook will be noted in the registration material and the Digital Textbook will be charged in addition to tuition unless the student chooses to opt out. Students who do not opt out will not need to purchase textbooks for courses using a Digital Textbook. The purchase of the Digital Textbook is not refundable. Students who do opt out will be responsible for purchasing the required textbook. If a course does not use a Digital Textbook, the student is responsible for purchasing the required textbook. The Digital Textbook charge is $50 per course for most courses; however, some courses may have more than one Digital Textbook and carry a Digital Textbook charge of $75 per course.

* Program is offered to residents of Minnesota only.

** Program is not available to residents of Kentucky, Maryland, New Hampshire, North Carolina, and New Mexico.

**^ Program is not available to residents of Kentucky, Maryland, New Hampshire, North Carolina, New Mexico, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

1 Program is not available to Pennsylvania and Wisconsin residents.

2 Program is offered to residents of Pennsylvania only.

3 Program is not available to Pennsylvania and Wisconsin residents.