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Cleveland Institute of Art Tuition Information

In 2020, Cleveland Institute of Art's tuition was $41,490 a year.

In 2021, tuition increased 2.5%–from $40,480 the prior year. On average, college tuition goes up about 3% every year.

If this makes attending the college of your dreams sound impossible, remember, the "sticker price" of tuition doesn't mean much if you plan to use financial aid to help pay for college. Many students owe far less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are awarded. Plus, student loans can make the amount you do have to pay out of pocket feel more doable until you've finishing school and found a job.

Cleveland Institute of Art: In-state vs. Out-of-State Tuition

Cleveland Institute of Art is a private, nonprofit institution, so it has the same tuition for residents of Ohio as it does for residents from other states.

Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. Public, state schools can offer lower tuition for students who meet the requirements for in-state residency..

Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state tuition can cut the cost of college tuition. Be sure to verify your state's rules for in-state tuition. Each state has different requirements to qualify as in-state resident. Most states require students to have resided in the state for a certain period of time before qualifying. There may be other criteria as well, depending on the state you and your parents currently reside in.

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Tuition for International Students at Cleveland Institute of Art

Cleveland Institute of Art has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.

Students from outside of the U.S. usually do not qualify for for federal financial aid, but should research private or Cleveland Institute of Art-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities..

International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships.

Cleveland Institute of Art Living Expenses and Other Costs

Tuition is not the only cost of attending college;room and board, books, transportation and fees are also costs it consider when planning for college. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at Cleveland Institute of Art.

Room and Board Costs at Cleveland Institute of Art

Room and board at Cleveland Institute of Art costs $11,590 a year. This number includes the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, plus a meal plan that enables you to eat in the Cleveland Institute of Art's on-campus cafeterias and dining halls. Students who do not live on-campus but still want to use the dining facilities can pay for a meal plan. The cost of a mean plan, or board-only, is $4,650.

Board costs may vary depending on the numnber of meals you intend to eat on-campus

Cost of Books at Cleveland Institute of Art

First-year students are sometimes surprised by how much books and supplies cost–and not in a good way. . The real cost of books and supplies depends on the courses you take and the materials required. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy used textbooks and materials.

Annual Fees

Most schools charge some yearly fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs. Students who attend Cleveland Institute of Art full time pay $2,895 in fees each academic year.

Keep in mind, there could also be additional fees associated with participating in special activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Many schools offer ways for students who may struggle to participate because of cost can get help covering these fees.

The Cost of Transportation at Cleveland Institute of Art

The cost of transportation in college depends on a few key factors. Will you take a subway, car or an airplane to get to school?. Is on-campus parking free, or will you need to budget for parking? Is the campus walkable? Do you plan to bring a car or are you planning to use busses, subways, or other modes of transportation? All of these factors can drastically impact your transportation budget. Keeping in mind, first-year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.

A school's location can impact transportation costs. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the other hand getting around in an urban area can be pricey, but there may be more buses, trains or low-cost flight options to actually get to school. The Cleveland Institute of Art campus is in a urban setting in Ohio, not far from Cleveland.

Are There Any Other Costs Associated With College?

When budgeting for college, be sure to consider the cost of things like going out to eat or see shows, furnishing your living space, and things like haircuts, clothes and, yes, even toilet paper and shampoo .

Now, let’s go over all of the costs we've covered, to get a better estimate of the actual cost of attending Cleveland Institute of Art.

Total Cost of Cleveland Institute of Art

2021 Total Tuition and Expenses
Tuition $41,490
Room and Board $11,590
Board Only $2,650
Yearly Fees $2,895
Other expenses $1,350
Total Estimated Costs
On-Campus $59,525
Off-Campus $50,585

The breakdowns above provide a good estimate of the total cost of attendance before financial aid and scholarships. Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.

Financial Aid at Cleveland Institute of Art

The majority of Cleveland Institute of Art undergrads use financial aid to to cover the cost of tuition. In 2021, 546 of the 632 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Cleveland Institute of Art meets 59% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $27,080 a year. Around 76% of Cleveland Institute of Art undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Cleveland Institute of Art graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $32,533 of student loan debt.

The average debt for each loan type varies.

Average Debt By Loan Type
Federal Loans $29,205
State Loans $0
Cleveland Institute of Art-Specific Loans $0
Private Loans $14,713
Most Common Loans for Cleveland Institute of Art Students
Federal Loans 76%
Private loans 17%

Most students take out institutional or government loans, because they tend to have lower interest rates and more flexible repayment options than private loans. Loans from the federal government can be subsidized or unsubsidized. Subsidized loans do not accrue interest during school, while unsubsidized loans begin accruing interest at the time the loan is issued. If students do no qualify for enough federal loans to cover the cost of tuition, some take out private loans. Parents can also take out ParentPLUS loans, which are government loans for parents who are helping their children pay for college.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) helps colleges determine how much financial need students and their familes have, so they can offer a financial aid package that meets, or come close to meeting, their need. For more information on Cleveland Institute of Art financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.

Scholarships at Cleveland Institute of Art

Some students may receive grants and scholarships to help pay for college. Unlike loans, scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back.

In 2021, Cleveland Institute of Art awarded 546 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $12.7 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $1.52 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.

Cleveland Institute of Art Net Cost

The net price of college is the actual cost of attending a school for one year. Net cost is calculated by subtracting any scholarships, grants or other aid that does not need to be paid back from the total cost. Student loans are not part of the calculation, because they need to be repaid.

Now that we have a sense of the total estimated costs for Cleveland Institute of Art students, we can subtract the average financial aid package to find the estimated net cost. Net cost can vary depending on a students’ need and the financial aid award received.

When considering whether a school fits your budget, it is important to consider the estimated net cost, not just the sticker price of tuition. Often, schools with the highest tuition also offer the most generous aid packages, so estimate your net cost before eliminating a school because it does fit your budget.

The average amount of financial aid received by a full-time first year student with demonstrated need at Cleveland Institute of Art was $27,080 in 2021. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Cleveland Institute of Art seem more manageable.

Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students
On-Campus $32,445
Off-Campus $23,505

What will attending Cleveland Institute of Art really cost you? The answer depends on several factors.

As of 2011, colleges are required to have a net price calculator on their website to help prospective students and their families get a better idea of the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Cleveland Institute of Art's net cost calculator on their website.

Cleveland Institute of Art Tuition Payment Plans

Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.

Cleveland Institute of Art does not have guaranteed tuition.

A Prepaid Tuition Plan is not available for Cleveland Institute of Art students.

Cleveland Institute of Art offers an Installment Payment Plan, which allows students to pay tuition in a series of smaller chunks instead of one lump sum.

Cleveland Institute of Art Tuition Waivers

Schools sometimes waiver tuition for certain groups, to reduce the total cost of attendance. Some colleges offer tuition waivers for employees and their family members, underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student.

Cleveland Institute of Art has some full or partial tuition waivers available for: - Employees or Children of Employees

Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.

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Cleveland Institute of Art Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$58,175

In State

$58,175

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$41,490
$41,490
Fees
$2,895
$2,895
Housing
$11,590
$11,590
Books
$2,200
$2,200

Cleveland Institute of Art Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

85%

Average Financial Aid Package

$27,493

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

632

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

70%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$44,385

Out-of-State

$44,385

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Mar 1
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