Tuition & Fees

What you’ll pay to attend CCAD will depend on a lot of things. There’s tuition, and then there are things like lab fees, books and supplies. And your costs will vary based on where you decide to live and what (and where) you want to eat. But don’t get overwhelmed. This is an investment in you. You’re investing in your work, your passions and the changes you’ll bring to the art and design world. And we’re here to do everything we can to make it possible for you. We’ll help you find federal grants, federal loans and information about campus jobs and the CCAD scholarship program. To find out more, contact our One-Stop Student Services Office, and we’ll walk you through all the options.

2016–2017 Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

Application fee: $50 (nonrefundable)

Scheduling fee: $300 (applied to tuition and fees; if you defer your very first semester, payment may be reassigned only to the immediately following semester)

Scheduling fee due dates:

  • First-year students: May 1 (for fall) and Dec. 1 (for spring)
  • Transfer students: June 1 (for fall) and Dec. 1 (for spring)

Tuition: $32,400 per year; $16,200 per semester (12-18 credit hours)

Additional credit hours: $1,350 per credit hour for each additional hour over 18

Summer tuition: $680 per credit hour

Room and meal plans for first-year students:

Schottenstein Residence Hall:

  • Shared double room (required meal plan included in this rate): $9,150 per year; $4,575 per semester

Design Square Apartments:

  • Four-bedroom (required meal plan included in this rate): $11,190 per year; $5,595 per semester

Room and meal plans for returning students:

Design Square Apartments:

  • Two-bedroom: $8,380 per year; $4,190 per semester. (required meal plan not included in this rate)
  • Four-bedroom: $7,790 per year; $3,895 per semester. (required meal plan not included in this rate)

Meal plans:

  • Gold Plan (250 meals and $100 flex): $3,400 per year; $1,700 per semester. Required for all incoming students.
  • Silver Plan (175 meals and $125 flex): $2,660 per year; $1,330 per semester
  • Bronze Plan (125 meals and $150 flex): $2,040 per year; $1,020 per semester
  • Commuter Plan A (45 meals and $50 flex): $790 per year; $395 per semester
  • Commuter Plan B (75 meals and $100 flex): $1,300 per year; $650 per semester

Summer plans:

Design Square Apartments:

  • Two-bedroom: $1,815
  • Four-bedroom: $1,675

Housing deposit: $250 (due date is May 1 for fall and Jan. 2 for spring)

Registration fee: $120 per year; $60 per semester (nonrefundable)

General fee: $360 per year; $180 per semester (nonrefundable)

Health and accident insurance:

  • $1,650 per year; $825 per semester (estimated price for international students)
  • $970 for new enrollees for spring 2017

Lab fees: Generally $600 per year; $300 per semester (will vary with schedule)

Art supplies and books: New freshmen and transfer students are billed an additional estimated $995 to their first-semester tuition cost. The one-time supply charge covers your art supply kits and textbooks. However, throughout the course of the first year, you should anticipate the purchase of additional supplies. Returning students purchase their own textbooks and supplies throughout the year as directed by their instructors.

Area off-campus apartments: Rates range from $350 to $850 per month.

Food and other costs: An average of $250 to $550 per month.

Click here to learn more about education benefits for veterans.

Students receive a 10 percent discount on most items at the CCAD Supply Store.

Tuition deadlines:

Fall 2016 tuition is due Aug. 5, 2016. Spring 2017 tuition is due Jan. 6, 2017.

Have a question? Contact our One-Stop Student Services Office at 614.222.3295 or bursar@ccad.edu.

2016–2017 GRADUATE TUITION AND FEES

Application fee: $65 (nonrefundable)

Scheduling fee: $300 (applied to tuition and fees; if you defer your very first semester, payment may be reassigned only to the immediately following semester)

Scheduling fee deadline: April 15

Tuition: $32,400 per year; $16,200 per semester (12-18 credit hours)

Additional credit hours: $1,350 per credit hour for each additional hour over 18

Summer tuition: $680 per credit hour

Room and meal plans for graduate students:

If you choose to live to campus, graduate student housing is available in CCAD's Design Square Apartments.

  • Two-bedroom: $8,380 per year; $4,190 per semester
  • Four-bedroom: $7,790 per year; $3,895 per semester

Meal plans:

  • Gold Plan (250 meals and $100 flex): $3,400 per year; $1,700 per semester. Required for all incoming students.
  • Silver Plan (175 meals and $125 flex): $2,660 per year; $1,330 per semester
  • Bronze Plan (125 meals and $150 flex): $2,040 per year; $1,020 per semester
  • Commuter Plan A (45 meals and $50 flex): $790 per year; $395 per semester
  • Commuter Plan B (75 meals and $100 flex): $1,300 per year; $650 per semester

Summer plans:

Design Square Apartments:

  • Two-bedroom: $1,815
  • Four-bedroom: $1,675

Housing deposit: $250. Deadline is May 1 (for fall) and Jan. 2 (for spring).

Registration fee: $120 per year; $60 per semester (nonrefundable)

General fee: $360 per year; $180 per semester (nonrefundable)

Health and accident insurance:

  • $1,650 per year; $825 per semester (estimated price for international students)
  • $970 for new enrollees for spring 2017

Lab fees: Generally $600 per year; $300 per semester (will vary with schedule)

Art supplies and books: Costs for supplies and books generally range from $500 to $1,500 per year.

Area off-campus apartments: Rates range from $350 to $850 per month.

Food and other costs: An average of $250 to $550 per month.

Click here to learn more about education benefits for veterans.

Students receive a 10 percent discount on most items at the CCAD Supply Store.

Tuition deadlines:

Fall 2016 tuition is due Aug. 5, 2016. Spring 2017 tuition is due Jan. 6, 2017.

Have a question? Contact our One-Stop Student Services Office at 614.222.3295 or bursar@ccad.edu.

Please use the Net Price Calculator for a description of costs and to determine your eligibility for federal financial aid.​