Upcoming Events

  • Merit Scholarship & Priority Financial Aid Deadline
    Feb 15, 2016
  • Student Information Form Due
    May 01, 2016
  • Housing Agreement & Housing Deposit Due
    May 01, 2016


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Future Students & Parents

Tuition & Fees

Figures listed below are estimates based on one person enrolled as a full-time student. For information about terms of payment, deferred payment plans, and making payments go to the Bursar’s page in the College Services section.

Fall 2015 & Spring 2016 Tuition & Fees

Application fee:   $50 undergraduate 
$60 graduate
(application fees are nonrefundable)
Scheduling fee:   $300 undergraudate
$300 graduate
(Are applied to tuition and fees. NOTE: payment may be reassigned to the following semster if a student defers, but not for semesters after that).
Scheduling fee deadlines:   First-year students: May 1 (for fall) and Dec.15 (for spring)
Transfer students: June 1 (for fall) and Dec. 15 (for spring)
Graduate students: April 15
Tuition (BFA & MFA):   $30,840 per year; $15,420 per semester (12-18 credit hours) (2015-2016)
Additional Credit hours:   $1,285 per credit hour for each additional hour over 18
Summer Tuition:   $650 per credit hour
Room & meal plan:   Incoming Students (fall & spring)
  • Schottenstein Residence Hall
    Shared double room (plus required meal plan): $8,390 per year; $4,195 per semester
  • Design Square Apartments
    Four bedroom (plus required meal plan):  $10,310 per year; $5,155 per semester

Returning Students (fall & spring)

  • Design Square Apartments
    Two bedroom: $7,670 per year; $3,835 per semester
    Four bedroom: $7,110 per year; $3,555 per semester

Meal Plans
Gold plan: $3,200 per year; $1,600 per semester (250 meals and $100 flex). Required for all incoming students.
Silver plan: $2,400 per year; $1,200 per semester (175 meals and $125 flex)
Bronze Plan: $1,920 per year; $960 per semester (125 meals and $150 flex)


  • Design Square Apartments
    Two bedroom: $1,710
    Four bedroom: $1,580
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:   $320 per year; $160 per semester (nonrefundable)
Health & accident insurance:  

$1,690 per year; $845.00 per semester (for domestic and international students)

$1032 for new enrollees for Spring 2016 

Lab fees:   Generally $600 per year; $300 per semester (will vary with schedule)
Art supplies and books:   New freshmen and transfer students will have an estimated charge of $995 added to their first-semester tuition bill. This one-time supply charge will cover your art supply kits and textbooks. However, throughout the course of the first year, students 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:   Upper-division students will find that apartment rates range from $350 to $850 per month
Food and other costs average $250 to $550 per month

Clicke here for details on veterans education benefits.

All students receive a 10 percent discount on most items in the CCAD Supply Store.

Fall semester 2015 bills or payment arrangements must be made by Aug. 7, 2015.

Spring semester 2016 bills or payment arrangements must be made by Jan. 8, 2016.

One-Stop Student Services Contact: email (Bursar) | 614.222.3295 I fax 614.222.4034