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The Art Institute of Portland Tackles Higher Education Affordability with Art Grant Program

By: The Art Institutes

October 7, 2014

The Art Institute of Portland, offering programs in design, fashion, media arts and culinary, today announced a new and innovative program to help reduce students’ debt, encourage smart borrowing, and improve the affordability of higher education. The Art Grant gives students the opportunity to earn and apply grant money toward their tuition—rewarding them for successfully completing course credits and progressing toward graduation.

Through the program, which will launch beginning Oct. 1, students at The Art Institute of Portland are eligible to earn grant funding for every 12 course credits earned while maintaining continuous enrollment status, regardless of their program of study.  An eligible associate degree student may earn up to 15 percent (between $6,400 and $6,900) of their tuition in grant funding over the course of their studies and an eligible bachelor’s degree student may earn up to 20 percent (between $17,300 and $18,600) of their tuition in grant funding over the course of their studies at The Art Institute of Portland. Students must meet all conditions to qualify.

“The Art Institute of Portland is committed to helping students pursue a creative education. The Art Grant makes a creative education more affordable and rewards students who are committed to completing their education,” said Emily Hill, President, The Art Institute of Portland.

The Art Grant will be available to students enrolled in associate and bachelor’s degree programs at the following locations: The Art Institute of Portland; The Art Institute of Seattle; The Art Institute of Las Vegas; The Art Institute of California—Hollywood, a campus of Argosy University; The Art Institute of California—Inland Empire, a campus of Argosy University; The Art Institute of California—Los Angeles, a campus of Argosy University; The Art Institute of  California—Orange County, a campus of Argosy University; The Art Institute of  California—Sacramento, a campus of Argosy University; The Art Institute of  California—San Diego, a campus of Argosy University; The Art Institute of  California—San Francisco, a campus of Argosy University; and The Art Institute of  California—Silicon Valley, a campus of Argosy University.

For more information about The Art Grant, please visit, new.artinstitutes.edu/portland or www.aiartgrant.com/.

The Art Institute of Portland is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institute of Portland 1122 NW Davis St, Portland, OR 97209 ©2014 The Art Institutes International LLC. Our email address is csprogramadmin@edmc.edu.

By: The Art Institutes

October 7, 2014