Private 4 Year

Art Center College of Design Tuition & Cost

Pasadena, California

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How much does it cost to attend?

Sticker Price
Costs for Art Center College of Design
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$4,000
Other Fees$710
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $13,530
Other Expenses Budget$6,492

Annual Prices

The annual tuition to attend Art Center College of Design is $47,334. The cost is the same for both in-state and out-of-state students. Room and board fees are an additional $13,530. For educational materials, students should allocate approximately $4,000 for books and supplies plus $710 for other fees charged by the school. Finally, students should budget $6,492 for miscellaneous expenses throughout the year. With all these fees considered, the expected total cost to attend Art Center College of Design on a full-time basis is $72,066 per annum.

All price data is sourced from the 2021/2022 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

The net price provides a more realistic estimate of the true cost of attending Art Center College of Design, once common grants and scholarships have been taken into account. It's important to note that this net price can fluctuate based on factors such as family income and individual financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020
Net Price by Income Art Center College of Design
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$40,209
$30,001 to $48,000$43,406
$48,001 to $75,000$42,992
$75,001 to $110,000$48,702

The average reported annual net price for Art Center College of Design for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $47,878 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

Financial Aid

55% of full-time undergrad Art Center College of Design received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $18,346 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 39% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,073 and 1% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $22,834.

Finanical Aid Art Center College of Design
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $18,346 55%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $13,267 54%
Pell Grants $5,112 24%
Other Federal Grants $821 18%
State and Local Grants $7,781 18%
Federal Student Loans $5,073 39%
Other Student Loans $22,834 1%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Art Center College of Design, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $150,316. The loan balance of $150,316 is a four year multiple of the $37,579 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $1,594 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 4.99%.

Example Loan $150,316
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.99%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $1,593.60
Total Interest Paid $40,915.97
Sum of All Loan Payments $191,231.97

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year All Residents
1 $72,066
2 $74,689
3 $77,408
4 $80,225

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Art Center College of Design to be $288,264 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 3.6% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Art Center College of Design
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
All Residents $1,972 $5,916 $7,888

Estimated cost for a class at Art Center College of Design based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Art Center College of Design versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Art Center College of Design Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan No
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan No
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No
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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=109651 IPEDS survey data for Art Center College of Design.