2019 - 2020 Costs Between $46,174 and $73,980
Feeling a little stressed about paying $73,980 to attend California Institute of the Arts each year? This number can be deceiving, and for many, the net price you pay will be less.
While there is no tuition reduction for California students, 94.0% of freshmen receive some form of financial aid, with the average amount totaling $16,651. Students from low-income families receive an average of $27,806 in aid during their first year.
Cost (no aid)
|Tuition and fees||$51,466|
|+ Room and board||$12,524|
|+ Other expenses||$9,990|
Net Price (with average aid)
|- Grants and scholarships||$16,651|
Average Net Price for Low Income Undergraduates
|- Grants and scholarships||$27,806|
Learn more about tuition and fees, room, board and other expenses, and financial aid options at California Institute of the Arts.
Projected Costs Between $240,113 and $457,821 For a Four Year Degree. Between $111,189 and $221,525 For a Two Year Degree.
Looking at the total projected cost of a college education over the course of two / four (or more) years can feel a little overwhelming. However, doing so will help better prepare you for the financial commitment you are making.
The overall cost for on-campus students to attend California Institute of the Arts in 2019 - 2020 was $73,980. To calculate future costs, we looked at the prior five years of data and determined that this cost increased an average of 3.3% each year. If this trend continues, we expect the full cost for incoming freshmen to be $78,913 during their first year. By their senior year, that cost will be approximately $86,935 for a bachelor degree candidate ($81,501 for an associate degree candidate) for a total of $331,523 over the course of four years ($160,414 over the course of two years). These numbers do not take into consideration financial aid, which reduces this overall cost by varying amounts per student.
Remember, the full costs quoted above are not what most students will pay, and the net price varies quite a bit based on individual circumstances.
Cost With Interest
The tables below outlines how the overall degree net cost can vary depending on your situation. This table also highlights the impact student loans can have on the overall cost of college.
|Projected 2-Year Net Costs||Low Income w/ Aid||w/ Average Aid||No Aid|
|Annual growth rate||*||5.5%||3.3%|
|Total 2-year net price||$111,189||$131,033||$160,414|
|10-year loan interest @ 6.8%||$42,359||$49,919||$61,112|
|Total monthly payment||$1,280||$1,508||$1,846|
|Total amount paid||$153,548||$180,952||$221,525|
|Projected 4-Year Net Costs||Low Income w/ Aid||w/ Average Aid||No Aid|
|Annual growth rate||*||5.5%||3.3%|
|Total 4-year net price||$240,113||$276,793||$331,523|
|10-year loan interest @ 6.8%||$91,474||$105,448||$126,298|
|Total monthly payment||$2,763||$3,185||$3,815|
|Total amount paid||$331,587||$382,241||$457,821|
Further Questions to Consider
- Do you know your deadlines?
Meeting application deadlines for both the college and the FAFSA is crucial to getting financial aid.
- When can you expect to begin receiving bills from the college?
- Is there an option to make payments in monthly installments?
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