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 three 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 Academic Achievement Grant

The Academic Achievement Grant at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh—Online Division is a grant opportunity available exclusively to online students. You may qualify for:

  • Up to $38,557 for Bachelor's programs
  • Up to $22,946 for Associate's programs
  • Up to $10,398 for Diploma and Certificate programs

Eligibility for the grant is based on your ability to maintain certain requirements, including successful class completion, maintaining any required monthly payments, and borrowing only enough loan money to cover tuition and fees.

To learn more, review a sample Academic Achievement Grant Memo of Understanding.

To determine your eligibility for this grant and other options, please contact our Admissions Department.

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.