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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 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
  • Digital Textbooks
  • Starting Kit
  • Total Student Quarterly Fee*
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • Housing 3
Bachelor of Applied Design in Graphic Design
  • - Credit Hours
  • 180
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $433.00
  • - Digital Textbooks
  • $1,950.00
  • - Starting Kit
  • $195.00
  • - Total Student Quarterly Fee*
  • $2,046.00
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $82,131.00
  • - Housing <sup>3</sup>
  • $25,784.00
Diploma in Advanced Graphic Design
  • - Credit Hours
  • 30
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $433.00
  • - Digital Textbooks
  • $100.00
  • - Starting Kit
  • - Total Student Quarterly Fee*
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $13,090.00
  • - Housing <sup>3</sup>
Diploma in Graphic Design
  • - Credit Hours
  • 75
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $433.00
  • - Digital Textbooks
  • $700.00
  • - Starting Kit
  • $195.00
  • - Total Student Quarterly Fee*
  • $930.00
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $34,300.00
  • - Housing <sup>3</sup>
  • $11,720.00
Diploma in Graphic Design & Foundation for Design
  • - Credit Hours
  • 90
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $433.00
  • - Digital Textbooks
  • $1,150.00
  • - Starting Kit
  • $195.00
  • - Total Student Quarterly Fee*
  • $1,116.00
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $41,431.00
  • - Housing <sup>3</sup>
  • $14,064.00
Please select a housing option. Housing 3
Interior & Product Design
Program
  • Credit Hours
  • Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • Digital Textbooks
  • Starting Kit
  • Total Student Quarterly Fee*
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • Housing 3
Bachelor of Applied Design in Interior Design
  • - Credit Hours
  • 180
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $443.00
  • - Digital Textbooks
  • $2,300.00
  • - Starting Kit
  • $750.00
  • - Total Student Quarterly Fee*
  • $2,046.00
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $84,836.00
  • - Housing <sup>3</sup>
  • $25,784.00
Diploma in Interior Design
  • - Credit Hours
  • 90
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $443.00
  • - Digital Textbooks
  • $1,250.00
  • - Starting Kit
  • $750.00
  • - Total Student Quarterly Fee*
  • $1,116.00
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $42,986.00
  • - Housing <sup>3</sup>
  • $13,064.00
Please select a housing option. Housing 3
Animation & Effects
Program
  • Credit Hours
  • Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • Digital Textbooks
  • Starting Kit
  • Total Student Quarterly Fee*
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • Housing 3
Diploma in 3D Modeling for Animation & Games
  • - Credit Hours
  • 105
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $433.00
  • - Digital Textbooks
  • $1,300.00
  • - Starting Kit
  • $265.00
  • - Total Student Quarterly Fee*
  • $1,302.00
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $48,332.00
  • - Housing <sup>3</sup>
  • $16,408.00
Diploma in Animation Art & Design
  • - Credit Hours
  • 105
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $433.00
  • - Digital Textbooks
  • $1,200.00
  • - Starting Kit
  • $265.00
  • - Total Student Quarterly Fee*
  • $1,302.00
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $48,232.00
  • - Housing <sup>3</sup>
  • $16,408.00
Diploma in VFX for Film & Television
  • - Credit Hours
  • 105
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $433.00
  • - Digital Textbooks
  • $1,250.00
  • - Starting Kit
  • $265.00
  • - Total Student Quarterly Fee*
  • $1,302.00
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $48,282.00
  • - Housing <sup>3</sup>
  • $16,408.00
Please select a housing option. Housing 3
Film, Image & Audio Production
Program
  • Credit Hours
  • Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • Digital Textbooks
  • Starting Kit
  • Total Student Quarterly Fee*
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • Housing 3
Diploma in Digital Film & Video
  • - Credit Hours
  • 90
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $433.00
  • - Digital Textbooks
  • $1,200.00
  • - Starting Kit
  • $300.00
  • - Total Student Quarterly Fee*
  • $1,116.00
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $41,586.00
  • - Housing <sup>3</sup>
  • $14,064.00
Certificate in Acting 1
  • - Credit Hours
  • 12
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $433.00
  • - Digital Textbooks
  • - Starting Kit
  • - Total Student Quarterly Fee*
  • $186.00
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $5,382.00
  • - Housing <sup>3</sup>
  • $2,344.00
Certificate in Acting 2
  • - Credit Hours
  • 12
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $433.00
  • - Digital Textbooks
  • - Starting Kit
  • - Total Student Quarterly Fee*
  • $186.00
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $5,382.00
  • - Housing <sup>3</sup>
  • $2,344.00
Certificate in Acting 3
  • - Credit Hours
  • 12
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $433.00
  • - Digital Textbooks
  • - Starting Kit
  • - Total Student Quarterly Fee*
  • $186.00
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $5,382.00
  • - Housing <sup>3</sup>
  • $2,344.00
Certificate in Acting 4
  • - Credit Hours
  • 12
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $433.00
  • - Digital Textbooks
  • - Starting Kit
  • - Total Student Quarterly Fee*
  • $186.00
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $5,382.00
  • - Housing <sup>3</sup>
  • $2,344.00
Certificate in Acting 5
  • - Credit Hours
  • 12
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $433.00
  • - Digital Textbooks
  • - Starting Kit
  • - Total Student Quarterly Fee*
  • $186.00
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $5,382.00
  • - Housing <sup>3</sup>
  • $2,344.00
Diploma in Professional Recording Arts
  • - Credit Hours
  • 90
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $433.00
  • - Digital Textbooks
  • $1,100.00
  • - Starting Kit
  • $320.00
  • - Total Student Quarterly Fee*
  • $1,116.00
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $41,506.00
  • - Housing <sup>3</sup>
  • $14,064.00
Diploma in Professional Recording Arts (LIPA)
  • - Credit Hours
  • 108
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $433.00
  • - Digital Textbooks
  • $1,350.00
  • - Starting Kit
  • $320.00
  • - Total Student Quarterly Fee*
  • $1,116.00
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $49,550.00
  • - Housing <sup>3</sup>
  • $14,064.00
Diploma in Digital Photography
  • - Credit Hours
  • 60
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $433.00
  • - Digital Textbooks
  • $1,000.00
  • - Starting Kit
  • $795.00
  • - Total Student Quarterly Fee*
  • $744.00
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $28,519.00
  • - Housing <sup>3</sup>
  • $9,376.00
Please select a housing option. Housing 3
Gaming & Technology
Program
  • Credit Hours
  • Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • Digital Textbooks
  • Starting Kit
  • Total Student Quarterly Fee*
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • Housing 3
Diploma in Game Art & Design
  • - Credit Hours
  • 90
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $433.00
  • - Digital Textbooks
  • $750.00
  • - Starting Kit
  • $125.00
  • - Total Student Quarterly Fee*
  • $1,116.00
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $40,961.00
  • - Housing <sup>3</sup>
  • $14,064.00
Bachelor of Science in Game Programming
  • - Credit Hours
  • 180
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $433.00
  • - Digital Textbooks
  • $2,300.00
  • - Starting Kit
  • - Total Student Quarterly Fee*
  • $2,046.00
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $82,286.00
  • - Housing <sup>3</sup>
  • $25,784.00
Diploma in Visual & Game Programming
  • - Credit Hours
  • 90
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $433.00
  • - Digital Textbooks
  • $1,200.00
  • - Starting Kit
  • - Total Student Quarterly Fee*
  • $1,116.00
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $41,286.00
  • - Housing <sup>3</sup>
  • $14,064.00
Please select a housing option. Housing 3
Fashion
Program
  • Credit Hours
  • Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • Digital Textbooks
  • Starting Kit
  • Total Student Quarterly Fee*
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • Housing 3
Diploma in Fashion Design
  • - Credit Hours
  • 90
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $433.00
  • - Digital Textbooks
  • $1,200.00
  • - Starting Kit
  • $800.00
  • - Total Student Quarterly Fee*
  • $1,116.00
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $42,086.00
  • - Housing <sup>3</sup>
  • $14,064.00
Diploma in Fashion Marketing
  • - Credit Hours
  • 90
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $433.00
  • - Digital Textbooks
  • $1,300.00
  • - Starting Kit
  • $340.00
  • - Total Student Quarterly Fee*
  • $1,116.00
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $41,726.00
  • - Housing <sup>3</sup>
  • $14,064.00
Please select a housing option. Housing 3
Culinary
Program
  • Credit Hours
  • Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • Digital Textbooks
  • Starting Kit
  • Total Student Quarterly Fee*
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • Housing 3
Certificate in Baking & Pastry Arts Level 1
  • - Credit Hours
  • 30
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $433.00
  • - Digital Textbooks
  • $400.00
  • - Starting Kit
  • $995.00
  • - Total Student Quarterly Fee*
  • $990.00
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $15,375.00
  • - Housing <sup>3</sup>
  • $4,688.00
Diploma in Baking & Pastry Arts
  • - Credit Hours
  • 60
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $433.00
  • - Digital Textbooks
  • $750.00
  • - Starting Kit
  • $995.00
  • - Total Student Quarterly Fee*
  • $1,980.00
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $29,705.00
  • - Housing <sup>3</sup>
  • $9,376.00
Advanced Diploma in Culinary Arts & Restaurant Ownership
  • - Credit Hours
  • 90
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $433.00
  • - Digital Textbooks
  • $1,150.00
  • - Starting Kit
  • $995.00
  • - Total Student Quarterly Fee*
  • $2,970.00
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $44,085.00
  • - Housing <sup>3</sup>
  • $14,064.00
Certificate in Culinary Arts Level 1
  • - Credit Hours
  • 30
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $433.00
  • - Digital Textbooks
  • $400.00
  • - Starting Kit
  • $995.00
  • - Total Student Quarterly Fee*
  • $990.00
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $15,375.00
  • - Housing <sup>3</sup>
  • $4,688.00
Diploma in Culinary Arts
  • - Credit Hours
  • 60
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $433.00
  • - Digital Textbooks
  • $750.00
  • - Starting Kit
  • $995.00
  • - Total Student Quarterly Fee*
  • $1,980.00
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $29,705.00
  • - Housing <sup>3</sup>
  • $9,376.00
Diploma in Event Management
  • - Credit Hours
  • 60
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $433.00
  • - Digital Textbooks
  • - Starting Kit
  • - Total Student Quarterly Fee*
  • $744.00
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $26,724.00
  • - Housing <sup>3</sup>
  • $9,376.00
Diploma in Hospitality & Restaurant Business Management
  • - Credit Hours
  • 60
  • - Tuition Per Credit Hour
  • $433.00
  • - Digital Textbooks
  • $900.00
  • - Starting Kit
  • $995.00
  • - Total Student Quarterly Fee*
  • $1,980.00
  • Approx. Total Cost / Program
  • $29,855.00
  • - Housing <sup>3</sup>
  • $9,376.00
Please select a housing option. Housing 3

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. Lab fees are treated as tuition for refund purposes.

Not all courses include a Digital Textbook.

The starting kit is optional and consists of basic equipment and materials needed for beginning each program.

*Total Student Quarterly Fees are divided evenly throughout each quarter of the program.

Figures based on tuition as of July 2015.

Financial Aid available to those who qualify.