Cost of Attendance

The cost of attendance at Academy of Art University for full-time undergraduate domestic and international students is estimated below. Also included are tuition payment options.

Spring 2024

Undergraduate Tuition (Domestic Students):

  • $1,126 per unit – 3 units per class

Undergraduate Tuition (International Students):

  • $1,272 per unit – 3 units per class

Graduate & Art Teaching Credential (Domestic Students):

  • $1,279 per unit – 3 units per class

Graduate & Art Teaching Credential (International Students):

  • $1,404 per unit – 3 units per class

Spring 2024 Academic Year Estimate (Undergraduate – Domestic Students):

FeeCost
Application Fee*$50/one-time fee
Registration Fee*$50/semester
Enrollment Fee**$95, first term domestic students only
Student Activity Fee$30/semester, onsite only
Student Tuition Recovery Fund$435/average one-time fee for students who are California residents or onsite
Course Fees$1,500/average per semester (onsite students), varies by program (See catalog addendum 1)
Materials/Supplies$576/average per semester
Tuition$27,034 for 24 units/4 classes per semester
Total$31,836/estimated undergraduate expenses for a full-time student for the current academic year

Spring 2024 Academic Year Estimate (Undergraduate – International Students):

FeeCost
Application Fee*$50/one-time fee
Registration Fee*$50/semester
Enrollment Fee*$100 - new applicants only
International Student Services Fee*$300 - onsite only
Student Activity Fee$30/semester, onsite only
Student Tuition Recovery Fund$435/average one-time fee for students who are California residents or onsite
Tuition Deposit***$2,500 - will go towards tuition upon enrollment
Course Fees$1,500/average per semester (onsite students), varies by program (See catalog addendum 1)
Materials/Supplies$576/average per semester
Tuition$30,528 for 24 units/4 classes per semester
Total$37,991/estimated undergraduate expenses for a full-time student for the current academic year

Spring 2024 Academic Year Estimate (Graduate – Domestic Students):

FeeCost
Application Fee*$50/one-time fee
Registration Fee*$50/semester after first semester
Enrollment Fee**$95, first term domestic students only
Student Activity Fee$30/semester, onsite only
Student Tuition Recovery Fund$215/average
Course Fees$900/semeseter
Materials/Supplies$576/average per semester
Tuition$23,022 for 9 units/3 classes per semester
Total$26,444/estimated graduate expenses for a full-time student for the current academic year

*These fees are non-refundable, non-deferrable and non-transferrable
**Enrollment fee is charged in lieu of $50 registration fee for domestic students in their first semester
***Refundable and will be returned within 45 days of our receipt of a formal notice that you will not attend Academy of Art University
Note: You will receive Student Self-Service login information as part of your student welcome kit if you are admitted to the University.

Tuition Payment Options

Academy of Art offers many different ways to help you structure your payments, including installment plans and interest-free payment plans. Our Student Financial Specialist can walk you and your family through all of your options for financial assistance and payments. If you have any account related questions, please contact 1-415-618-6190.

If you are paying by credit card, you can pay online by logging in to Student Self-Service. Payments can be made 24 hours a day. Follow this path once you are logged-in to Student Self-Service: My Educational Profile > Finances > Make a Payment/Installment Plan

To pay by check, please:

  1. Make the check payable to Academy of Art University
  2. Write the student ID# on the check’s ‘Memo’ field for identification
  3. Mail the check to PO Box 742864 Los Angeles, CA 90074-2864

Our installment plan is available to all students. The installment plan enables students to pay their tuition in four separate payments during the Fall and Spring and two separate payments during Summer semesters. Students may also use the installment plan for any portion of their tuition not covered by their awarded financial aid. Installment plan agreement contracts and information regarding the Academy’s installment plan may be obtained from the Student Financial Services Office. Our team may assist the student with the completion of the required contract. Students enrolled for Fall or Spring may submit an online application for our four-month installment plan contract or for Summer may submit an online application for our two-month installment plan contract. Go to Student Self Service and navigate to “My Educational Profile”, click on “Finances” link to apply online for the installment plan. A non-refundable administrative fee based on the amount financed is due with the first installment.

Fall 2023 Payment Due Dates

  • 1st Installment (with administrative fee) Due: September 2, 2023
  • 2nd Installment Due: October 2, 2023
  • 3rd Installment Due: November 2, 2023
  • 4th Installment Due: December 2, 2023

Spring 2024 Payment Due Dates

  • 1st Installment (with administrative fee) Due: February 3, 2024
  • 2nd Installment Due: March 3, 2024
  • 3rd Installment Due: April 3, 2024
  • 4th Installment Due: May 3, 2024

Summer 2024 Payment Due Dates

  • 1st Installment (with administrative fee) Due: June 15, 2024
  • 2nd Installment Due: July 15, 2024

Fall 2024 Payment Due Dates

  • 1st Installment (with administrative fee) Due: August 31, 2024
  • 2nd Installment Due: October 1, 2024
  • 3rd Installment Due: October 31, 2024
  • 4th Installment Due: December 1, 2024

In addition to our four-month installment plan, we also offer a pre-payment option. This option allows students and parents to pay in advance for a future term’s tuition and place the residual balance on our regular installment plan. This money management method allows both students and parents to budget and finance their educational costs in advance, and lessen the financial burden as each semester begins.

If you are choosing to utilize the four-month installment plan in addition to pre-payments you have made, please advise your Student Financial Specialist at the time we assist you with the completion of the contract.

Academy of Art University accepts all international payments via Flywire. It’s a secure and streamlined payment process that makes it easy to pay from accounts in your home country. With Flywire, you can pay online from countries around the world, typically in your home currency. https://vimeo.com/189693395

Why Use Flywire?

Pay from accounts in your home country, outside of US.  For most countries and territories, you pay in your home currency and Flywire will send funds in $USD directly to Academy of Art University Offers payment methods that range from bank transfer, credit cards, e-wallets and more for most countries and territories. Avoid unnecessary bank fees and receive favorable foreign exchange rates Track the progress of your payment anytime online and receive email and text alerts each step of the way including when it reaches Academy of Art Benefit from Flywire multilingual customer support via phone, chat and email

How to Make a Payment Online

  1. Go directly to academyart.flywire.com
  2. Enter amount to pay and select your home country.
  3. Select a payment option. Options can include bank transfer, credit cards, or other local payment options depending on the country selected
  4. Enter the required information for Academy of Art to initiate the payment
  5. Make payment to Flywire as instructed. Flywire will process and send your payment to Academy of Art with your information.
  6. Track your payment via email/text or via web. You will also be notified of when Academy of Art receives your payment.

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