A Closer Look At Costs

We get it. This is one of the most important investments you’ll ever make. So we want to help you maximize your investment. That means investing every dollar wisely.

Scholarships are a Reflection of You

They reflect your talent. The hard work you’ve done to date. And the even harder work you’re willing to do moving forward. All students who are admitted to CCAD will receive an institutional scholarship. You don't have to apply separately. Merit scholarships up to $22,000, are awarded to outstanding students who demonstrate exceptional talent in their creative portfolios. While significant, merit scholarships are only the beginning, with additional scholarships from $500 to $4,500 available to students as well. Evaluation is based on your application and all submitted materials.

The financial aid factor. It’s very real.

Financial aid can be a genuine difference maker. Aid comes in many forms and has evolved as student needs have changed over the years. Today, a wide range of grants and loans are available.

Aid begins with FAFSA.

If you’re entering college for the first time, the first thing you need to do is complete your FAFSA. That’s code for Free Application for Federal Student Aid. It’s a big deal. Because it determines your eligibility for federal grants, loans and work-study employment and potentially additional aid from CCAD. Here’s how it works:

  1. Create your Federal Student Aid ID here.

  2. Go to studentaid.gov to start the application process.

  3. Add CCAD to your list with this code: 003039.

Once we receive your FAFSA results, we’ll be in touch to review next steps.

2024 – 2025 Tuition & Fees

Here's a quick breakdown of costs by degree.

UndergraduateYearlyBy semester
Tuition (12-18 credit hours)$40,825$20,413
Additional credit (per hour)$1,361
Tuition deposit (one-time; nonrefundable)(Residents $350) (Commuters $200)
Housing & Meals
Housing for FIRST-YEAR students
Schottenstein Residence Hall (shared double room; includes Gold Meal Plan)$11,450$5,725
Housing for RETURNING students
Design Square Apartments (two-bedroom)$9,600$4,800
Design Square Apartments (four-bedroom)$9,000$4,500
Meal plans for FIRST-YEAR students
Gold Plan (250 meals and $100 flex; required)$5,100$2,550
Meal plans for RETURNING students
Gold Plan (250 meals and $100 flex)$5,100$2,550
Silver Plan (175 meals and $125 flex)$3,800$1,900
Bronze Plan (125 meals and $150 flex)$2,950$1,475
Commuter Plan A (45 meals and $50 flex)$1,150$575
Commuter Plan B (75 meals and $100 flex)$1,850$925
Fees
BFA Application fee (nonrefundable)$50
Art supply fee (one-time; for first-year and transfer students)$795




TuitionYearlyBy semester
Tuition (12-18 credit hours)$43,020$21,510
Additional credit (per hour)$1,434
Tuition deposit (one-time; nonrefundable)$300
Fees
Application fee (nonrefundable)$65
Housing & Meals
Housing for graduate students (optional)
Design Square Apartments (two-bedroom)$9,600$4,800
Design Square Apartments (four-bedroom)$9,000$4,500
Meal plans for graduate students (optional)
Gold Plan (250 meals and $100 flex)$5,100$2,550
Silver Plan (175 meals and $125 flex)$3,800$1,900
Bronze Plan (125 meals and $150 flex)$2,950$1,475
Commuter Plan A (45 meals and $50 flex)$1,150$575
Commuter Plan B (75 meals and $100 flex)$1,850$925

Tuition (Scholarship opportunities available)YearlyBy semester

Tuition (full-time, 15 credit hours per semester)$25,500$12,750
Additional credit (per hour)$850
Tuition deposit (one-time; nonrefundable)$300
Fees
Application fee (nonrefundable)$65
Housing & Meals
Housing for graduate students (optional)
Design Square Apartments (two-bedroom)$9,600$4,800
Design Square Apartments (four-bedroom)$9,000$4,500
Meal plans for graduate students (optional)
Gold Plan (250 meals and $100 flex)$5,100$2,550
Silver Plan (175 meals and $125 flex)$3,800$1,900
Bronze Plan (125 meals and $150 flex)$2,950$1,475
Commuter Plan A (45 meals and $50 flex)$1,150$575
Commuter Plan B (75 meals and $100 flex)$1,850$925

Money is always part of the equation. But we never want it to be a hurdle.

Fortunately, there are a lot of ways we can work together to make CCAD more affordable and accessible than ever. Here’s a primer for crunching the numbers. Remember, this is a starting point and does not reflect the impact of financial aid, loans and grants that may be available.

HERE TO HELP

We know this process can look daunting. But there’s no reason to feel overwhelmed. Schedule an appointment with Admissions at any time.

Ashley Deal, Senior Admission Counselor

Transfer & International Student Specialist (also includes 2nd Bachelors)

Phone: 614-222-4032
Email: [email protected]

Paityn Wall, Admission Counselor

Franklin County (Columbus City Schools, South-Western City Schools, Worthington, Bexley, Grove City, Groveport); Also these states: AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NM, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY

Phone: 614-222-3204
Email: [email protected]

Justin Jensen, Admission Counselor

Franklin & Delaware County (Grandview, Olentangy, Hilliard, Dublin, Upper Arlington, Westerville, New Albany, Gahanna/Lincoln, Whitehall, Reynoldsburg, Canal Winchester);  Also these states: AL, AR, GA, IA, KS, LA, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, OK, SC, SD, TN, TX  

Phone: 614-222-3206
Email: [email protected]

Marci Pearson, Admission Counselor

CT, DE, FL, IN, IL, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, NH, NY, PA, RI, VA, VT, Washington D.C., WI, WV 

Phone: 614-222-3255
Email: [email protected]

Lauren Frericks, Admission Counselor

All counties in Ohio except Franklin and Delaware

Phone: 614-222-3234
Email: [email protected]

Katie Lease, Director of Graduate Admissions

All graduate students

Phone: 614-222-3210
Email: [email protected]

2023-2024 Financial Aid Forms

Dependent Student Verification Worksheet
Dependent students (those with parent information on the FAFSA) should use this form only if they have been instructed by the Office of Financial Aid to complete the form.

Independent Student Verification Worksheet
Independent students (those without parent information on the FAFSA) should use this form only if they have been instructed by the Office of Financial Aid to complete the form.

CCAD Loan Adjustment Form
This form is to be completed by a CCAD student or a parent who wishes to make a change to their Federal Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized or Parent PLUS loans.

23-24 Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal
Students should use this form only if they have been notified by the Office of Financial Aid that they have not met Satisfactory Academic Progress(SAP) requirements.

Special Circumstance Form
If you or your family have experienced a significant change in your financial situation which differs from what was reported on your FAFSA, you may fill out this form. Please review the form and submit all the requested documents.

File your 2023-24 FAFSA now! CLICK HERE to begin!