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Art Center College of Design Tuition & Cost


How much does it cost to attend?

Sticker Price
$66,030
Costs for Art Center College of Design
Fee Cost
Tuition$41,408
Books and Supplies$4,000
Other Fees$600
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $13,530
Other Expenses Budget$6,492

Annual Prices

The annual list price to attend Art Center College of Design on a full time basis for 2017/2018 is $66,030 for all students regardless of their residency. This fee is comprised of $41,408 for tuition, $13,530 room and board, $4,000 for books and supplies and $600 for other fees. Out of state tuition for Art Center College of Design is $41,408, the same as California residents.


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Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Art Center College of Design when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2017/2018
$45,622
Net Price by Income Art Center College of Design
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$38,709
$30,001 to $48,000$40,300
$48,001 to $75,000$43,172
$75,001 to $110,000$44,962
$110,000+$53,362

The average reported annual net price for Art Center College of Design for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $45,622 in 2017/2018. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

Financial Aid

Finanical Aid Art Center College of Design
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Annual Total Grant Aid $16,766 56%
Pell Grant $4,958 23%
Federal Student Loan $5,393 36%

The average reported annual net price for Art Center College of Design for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $45,622 in 2017/2018.

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 $1,569 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 4.7%.

Example Loan $150,316
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.7%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $1,569.47
Total Interest Paid $38,020.47
Sum of All Loan Payments $188,336.47

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
$264,120
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
All Residents $66,030 $68,425 $70,906 $73,478

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 $264,120 - 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.

Cost Credit Hour 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 $1,726 $5,178 $6,904

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

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=109651 IPEDS survey data for Art Center College of Design.