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:

The Academic Achievement Grant

You can qualify a tuition grant of up to $38,557 for bachelor’s degree programs, up to $22,946 for associate’s degree programs, and up to $10,398 for Diploma or Certificate programs.

Institutional Grants & Scholarships

Ai is offering full and partial scholarships during the 2016-2017 school year.

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.

Tuition & Fees Table

Visual Design
Program
  • Credit Hours
  • Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • Technology Fee / Program
  • Estimated Digital Textbooks 1
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • Academic Achievement Grant †
Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design
  • - Credit Hours
  • 180
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $470.00
  • - Technology Fee / Program
  • $5,500.00
  • - Estimated Digital Textbooks <sup>1</sup>
  • $2,970.00
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $93,070.00
  • - Academic Achievement Grant †
  • $38,557.00
Associate of Science in Graphic Design
  • - Credit Hours
  • 91
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $470.00
  • - Technology Fee / Program
  • $2,800.00
  • - Estimated Digital Textbooks <sup>1</sup>
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $47,082.00
  • - Academic Achievement Grant †
  • $22,946.00
Associate of Science in Graphic Design *
  • - Credit Hours
  • 95
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $470.00
  • - Technology Fee / Program
  • $2,900.00
  • - Estimated Digital Textbooks <sup>1</sup>
  • $1,566.00
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $49,116.00
  • - Academic Achievement Grant †
  • $22,946.00
Diploma in Digital Design
  • - Credit Hours
  • 36
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $470.00
  • - Technology Fee / Program
  • $1,200.00
  • - Estimated Digital Textbooks <sup>1</sup>
  • $648.00
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $18,768.00
  • - Academic Achievement Grant †
  • $10,398.00
Bachelor of Science in Web Design & Interactive Media
  • - Credit Hours
  • 180
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $470.00
  • - Technology Fee / Program
  • $5,500.00
  • - Estimated Digital Textbooks <sup>1</sup>
  • $2,970.00
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $93,070.00
  • - Academic Achievement Grant †
  • $38,557.00
Associate of Science in Web Design & Interactive Media
  • - Credit Hours
  • 91
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $470.00
  • - Technology Fee / Program
  • $2,800.00
  • - Estimated Digital Textbooks <sup>1</sup>
  • $1,512.00
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $47,082.00
  • - Academic Achievement Grant †
  • $22,946.00
Associate of Science in Web Design & Interactive Media *
  • - Credit Hours
  • 91
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $470.00
  • - Technology Fee / Program
  • $2,800.00
  • - Estimated Digital Textbooks <sup>1</sup>
  • $1,512.00
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $47,082.00
  • - Academic Achievement Grant †
  • $22,946.00
Diploma in Web Design
  • - Credit Hours
  • 45
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $470.00
  • - Technology Fee / Program
  • $1,500.00
  • - Estimated Digital Textbooks <sup>1</sup>
  • $810.00
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $23,460.00
  • - Academic Achievement Grant †
  • $10,398.00
Interior & Product Design
Program
  • Credit Hours
  • Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • Technology Fee / Program
  • Estimated Digital Textbooks 1
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • Academic Achievement Grant †
Bachelor of Science in Interior Design **
  • - Credit Hours
  • 180
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $470.00
  • - Technology Fee / Program
  • $5,500.00
  • - Estimated Digital Textbooks <sup>1</sup>
  • $2,970.00
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $93,070.00
  • - Academic Achievement Grant †
  • $38,557.00
Diploma in Residential Planning
  • - Credit Hours
  • 36
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $470.00
  • - Technology Fee / Program
  • $1,200.00
  • - Estimated Digital Textbooks <sup>1</sup>
  • $648.00
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $18,768.00
  • - Academic Achievement Grant †
  • $10,398.00
Associate of Science in Kitchen & Bath Design *
  • - Credit Hours
  • 91
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $470.00
  • - Technology Fee / Program
  • $2,800.00
  • - Estimated Digital Textbooks <sup>1</sup>
  • $1,512.00
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $47,082.00
  • - Academic Achievement Grant †
  • $22,946.00
Associate of Science in Kitchen & Bath Design **
  • - Credit Hours
  • 91
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $470.00
  • - Technology Fee / Program
  • $2,800.00
  • - Estimated Digital Textbooks <sup>1</sup>
  • $1,512.00
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $47,082.00
  • - Academic Achievement Grant †
  • $22,946.00
Marketing
Program
  • Credit Hours
  • Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • Technology Fee / Program
  • Estimated Digital Textbooks 1
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • Academic Achievement Grant †
Bachelor of Science in Advertising
  • - Credit Hours
  • 180
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $470.00
  • - Technology Fee / Program
  • $5,500.00
  • - Estimated Digital Textbooks <sup>1</sup>
  • $2,970.00
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $93,070.00
  • - Academic Achievement Grant †
  • $38,557.00
Certificate in Internet Marketing
  • - Credit Hours
  • 45
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $470.00
  • - Technology Fee / Program
  • $1,500.00
  • - Estimated Digital Textbooks <sup>1</sup>
  • $810.00
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $23,460.00
  • - Academic Achievement Grant †
  • $10,398.00
Animation & Effects
Program
  • Credit Hours
  • Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • Technology Fee / Program
  • Estimated Digital Textbooks 1
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • Academic Achievement Grant †
Bachelor of Science in Media Arts & Animation
  • - Credit Hours
  • 180
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $470.00
  • - Technology Fee / Program
  • $5,500.00
  • - Estimated Digital Textbooks <sup>1</sup>
  • $2,970.00
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $93,070.00
  • - Academic Achievement Grant †
  • $38,557.00
Certificate in 2D Animation
  • - Credit Hours
  • 42
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $470.00
  • - Technology Fee / Program
  • $1,400.00
  • - Estimated Digital Textbooks <sup>1</sup>
  • $756.00
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $21,896.00
  • - Academic Achievement Grant †
  • $10,398.00
Certificate in 3D Animation
  • - Credit Hours
  • 39
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $470.00
  • - Technology Fee / Program
  • $1,300.00
  • - Estimated Digital Textbooks <sup>1</sup>
  • $702.00
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $20,332.00
  • - Academic Achievement Grant †
  • $10,398.00
Certificate in 3D Modeling for Games
  • - Credit Hours
  • 39
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $470.00
  • - Technology Fee / Program
  • $1,300.00
  • - Estimated Digital Textbooks <sup>1</sup>
  • $702.00
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $20,332.00
  • - Academic Achievement Grant †
  • $10,398.00
Film & Production
Program
  • Credit Hours
  • Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • Technology Fee / Program
  • Estimated Digital Textbooks 1
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • Academic Achievement Grant †
Associate of Science in Digital Photography *
  • - Credit Hours
  • 92
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $470.00
  • - Technology Fee / Program
  • $2,800.00
  • - Estimated Digital Textbooks <sup>1</sup>
  • $1,512.00
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $47,552.00
  • - Academic Achievement Grant †
  • $22,946.00
Bachelor of Science in Digital Photography
  • - Credit Hours
  • 180
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $470.00
  • - Technology Fee / Program
  • $5,500.00
  • - Estimated Digital Textbooks <sup>1</sup>
  • $2,970.00
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $93,070.00
  • - Academic Achievement Grant †
  • $38,557.00
Certificate in Digital Workflow
  • - Credit Hours
  • 39
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $470.00
  • - Technology Fee / Program
  • $1,300.00
  • - Estimated Digital Textbooks <sup>1</sup>
  • $702.00
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $20,332.00
  • - Academic Achievement Grant †
  • $10,398.00
Certificate in Portrait Photography
  • - Credit Hours
  • 42
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $470.00
  • - Technology Fee / Program
  • $1,400.00
  • - Estimated Digital Textbooks <sup>1</sup>
  • $756.00
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $21,896.00
  • - Academic Achievement Grant †
  • $10,398.00
Certificate in Studio Photography
  • - Credit Hours
  • 42
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $470.00
  • - Technology Fee / Program
  • $1,400.00
  • - Estimated Digital Textbooks <sup>1</sup>
  • $756.00
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $21,896.00
  • - Academic Achievement Grant †
  • $10,398.00
Gaming & Technology
Program
  • Credit Hours
  • Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • Technology Fee / Program
  • Estimated Digital Textbooks 1
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • Academic Achievement Grant †
Bachelor of Science in Game Art & Design
  • - Credit Hours
  • 180
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $470.00
  • - Technology Fee / Program
  • $5,500.00
  • - Estimated Digital Textbooks <sup>1</sup>
  • $2,970.00
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $93,070.00
  • - Academic Achievement Grant †
  • $38,557.00
Certificate in Character Animation for Games
  • - Credit Hours
  • 49
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $470.00
  • - Technology Fee / Program
  • $1,600.00
  • - Estimated Digital Textbooks <sup>1</sup>
  • $864.00
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $25,494.00
  • - Academic Achievement Grant †
  • $10,398.00
Fashion
Program
  • Credit Hours
  • Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • Technology Fee / Program
  • Estimated Digital Textbooks 1
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • Academic Achievement Grant †
Bachelor of Science in Fashion Marketing & Management
  • - Credit Hours
  • 180
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $470.00
  • - Technology Fee / Program
  • $5,500.00
  • - Estimated Digital Textbooks <sup>1</sup>
  • $2,970.00
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $93,070.00
  • - Academic Achievement Grant †
  • $38,557.00
Culinary
Program
  • Credit Hours
  • Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • Technology Fee / Program
  • Estimated Digital Textbooks 1
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • Academic Achievement Grant †
Bachelor of Science in Culinary Management **
  • - Credit Hours
  • 180
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $470.00
  • - Technology Fee / Program
  • $5,000.00
  • - Estimated Digital Textbooks <sup>1</sup>
  • $2,700.00
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $92,300.00
  • - Academic Achievement Grant †
  • $38,557.00
Certificate in Event Management
  • - Credit Hours
  • 39
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $470.00
  • - Technology Fee / Program
  • $1,300.00
  • - Estimated Digital Textbooks <sup>1</sup>
  • $702.00
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $20,332.00
  • - Academic Achievement Grant †
  • $10,398.00
Bachelor of Science in Hotel & Restaurant Management
  • - Credit Hours
  • 180
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $470.00
  • - Technology Fee / Program
  • $5,500.00
  • - Estimated Digital Textbooks <sup>1</sup>
  • $2,970.00
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $93,070.00
  • - Academic Achievement Grant †
  • $38,557.00
Certificate in Food & Beverage Operations
  • - Credit Hours
  • 39
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $470.00
  • - Technology Fee / Program
  • $1,300.00
  • - Estimated Digital Textbooks <sup>1</sup>
  • $702.00
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $20,332.00
  • - Academic Achievement Grant †
  • $10,398.00

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.

Not all courses include a Digital Textbook.

† The Academic Achievement Grant is offered only at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh—Online Division. 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 Academic Achievement 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 Academic Achievement 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.

* Program is offered to residents of Minnesota only.

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

*** 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.