Can You Afford Cleveland Institute of Art?

Concerned about paying for college? Take a look at Cleveland Institute of Art’s financial aid options, including grants, scholarships, and student loans, then calculate the net price based on your income level to determine if you can afford to attend this school.

2020 - 2021 Costs Between $32,922 and $60,525

Feeling a little stressed about paying $60,525 to attend Cleveland Institute of Art 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 Ohio students, 99.4% of freshmen receive some form of financial aid, with the average amount totaling $23,618. Students from low-income families receive an average of $27,603 in aid during their first year.

Cost (no aid)

Tuition and fees$44,385
+ Room and board$11,590
+ Other expenses$4,550
Total cost$60,525
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Net Price (with average aid)

Total cost$60,525
- Grants and scholarships$23,618
Net price$36,907
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Average Net Price for Low Income Undergraduates

Total cost$60,525
- Grants and scholarships$27,603
Net price$32,922
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Learn more about tuition and fees, room, board and other expenses, and financial aid options at Cleveland Institute of Art.

Projected Costs Between $133,402 and $336,678 For a Four Year Degree. Between $66,455 and $168,003 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 Cleveland Institute of Art in 2020 - 2021 was $60,525. To calculate future costs, we looked at the prior five years of data and determined that this cost increased an average of 0.2% each year. If this trend continues, we expect the full cost for incoming freshmen to be $60,767 during their first year. By their senior year, that cost will be approximately $61,133 for a bachelor degree candidate ($60,889 for an associate degree candidate) for a total of $243,800 over the course of four years ($121,656 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.

Average Net Price at Cleveland Institute of Art

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 CostsLow Income w/ Aidw/ Average AidNo Aid
Annual growth rate*1.8%0.2%
Freshman year$33,166$38,278$60,767
Senior year$33,289$38,982$60,889
Total 2-year net price$66,455$77,260$121,656
10-year loan interest @ 6.8%$25,317$29,433$46,347
Total monthly payment$765$889$1,400
Total amount paid$91,772$106,693$168,003
Projected 4-Year Net CostsLow Income w/ Aidw/ Average AidNo Aid
Annual growth rate*1.8%0.2%
Freshman year$33,166$38,278$60,767
Senior year$33,536$40,430$61,133
Total 4-year net price$133,402$157,389$243,800
10-year loan interest @ 6.8%$50,821$59,959$92,879
Total monthly payment$1,535$1,811$2,806
Total amount paid$184,224$217,348$336,678

Visit net price and financial aid to learn more about the total cost of attending Cleveland Institute of Art.

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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