CCAD tuition & fees

How much does it cost to go to CCAD?

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.

Fall 2019 – Spring 2020 undergraduate tuition and fees

Application fee: $50 (nonrefundable)

Non-refundable tuition deposit: $300 (applied to CCAD tuition and fees; if you defer your very first semester, payment may be reassigned only to the immediately following semester)

Non-refundable tuition deposit 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)

CCAD tuition: $35,880 per year; $17,940 per semester (12-18 credit hours)

Additional credit hours: $1,495 per credit hour for each additional hour over 18

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

General fee: $250 per year; $125 per semester (nonrefundable)

Technology and Resource fee: $500 per year; $250 per semester. 

Room and meal plans for first-year students:

Schottenstein Residence Hall:

  • Shared double room (required meal plan included in this rate): $9,680 per year; $4,840 per semester

Design Square Apartments:

  • Four-bedroom (required meal plan included in this rate): $11,970 per year; $5,985 per semester

Room and meal plans for returning students:

Design Square Apartments:

  • Two-bedroom: $8,910 per year; $4,455 per semester. (required meal plan not included in this rate)
  • Four-bedroom: $8,260 per year; $4,130 per semester. (required meal plan not included in this rate)

Meal plans:

  • Gold Plan (250 meals and $100 flex): $3,710 per year; $1,855 per semester. Required for all incoming students.
  • Silver Plan (175 meals and $125 flex): $2,900 per year; $1,450 per semester
  • Bronze Plan (125 meals and $150 flex): $2,230 per year; $1,115 per semester
  • Commuter Plan A (45 meals and $50 flex): $860 per year; $430 per semester
  • Commuter Plan B (75 meals and $100 flex): $1,420 per year; $710 per semester

Health and accident insurance for International students only:

  • To be determined. 

Art supplies and books: New freshmen and transfer students are billed an additional estimated $795 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.

CCAD tuition deadlines:

Fall 2019 tuition is due Aug. 2, 2019. Spring 2020 tuition is due Jan. 3, 2020.

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

Fall 2019 – Spring 2020 graduate tuition and fees

Application fee: $65 (nonrefundable)

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

Non-refundable tuition deposit due dates: April 15

CCAD tuition: $35,880 per year; $17,940 per semester (12-18 credit hours)

Additional credit hours: $1,495 per credit hour for each additional hour over 18

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

General fee: $250 per year; $125 per semester (nonrefundable)

Technology and Resource fee: $500 per year; $250 per semester. 

Room and meal plans for graduate students:

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

  • Two-bedroom: $8,910 per year; $4,455 per semester
  • Four-bedroom: $8,260 per year; $4,130 per semester

Meal plans:

  • Gold Plan (250 meals and $100 flex): $3,710 per year; $1,855 per semester. 
  • Silver Plan (175 meals and $125 flex): $2,900 per year; $1,450 per semester
  • Bronze Plan (125 meals and $150 flex):  $2,230 per year; $1,115 per semester
  • Commuter Plan A (45 meals and $50 flex): $860 per year; $430 per semester
  • Commuter Plan B (75 meals and $100 flex): $1,420 per year; $710 per semester 

Health and accident insurance for International students only:

  • To be determined. 

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.

CCAD tuition deadlines:

Fall 2019 tuition is due Aug. 2, 2019. Spring 2020 tuition is due Jan. 3, 2020.

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.​