Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
$24,664
Graduate Tuition & Fees
$27,688
On-campus Living Costs
$21,340
Off-campus Living Costs
$20,472
Undergraduate Tuition per Credit Hour
$963
Graduate Tuition per Credit Hour
$1,083

2020 Cost of Attendance

The 2020 tuition & fees of Academy of Art University are $24,664 for undergraduate programs. For graduate programs, the tuition & fees are $24,664 for graduate programs.
Compare to Private (for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California, the undergraduate tuition & fees are average and the graduate tuition & fees are expensive.
Compared to similar schools in rankings such as American Film Institute Conservatory and American Conservatory Theater, tuition & fees of Academy of Art University is inexpensive where the average tuition & fees of the schools are $35,948.
The average living cost of the school is $21,340 when a student lives in on-campus housing. When a student lives off-campus, the average living cost is $20,472.

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2020 Tuition & fees

The 2020 undergraduate tuition & fees at Academy of Art University are $24,664 on average over undergraduate programs. The undergraduate tuition & fees have increased by 4.95% from last year.
The 2020 graduate tuition & fees are $27,688 on average. The graduate tuition & fees have increased by 4.98% from last year.
The following table and chart show the 2020 tuition & fees and the tuition trends over the last 5 years.

Tuition Trends Table

2020 Tuition & fees
YearUndergraduateGraduate
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2016$20,040 $300$20,040 $300
2017$20,952 $300$20,952 $300
2018$20,952 $300$20,952 $300
2019$22,008 $300$22,008 $300
2020$23,112 $300$23,112 $300
2021$24,264 $400$24,264 $400

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2020 Living Costs

The 2020 average on-campus living costs is $21,340 including room & board and other living expenses (a student lives in on-campus housing such as dormitory and school-owned apartment). For students living in off-campus housing, the average living cost is $20,472.
The living cost at the school has increased by 6.70% from last year.
The following table and chart show the living costs changes over the last 5 years.

Living Costs Trends

2020 Living Costs
YearOn-CampusOff-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpensesRoom & BoardOther Expenses
2016$14,810$3,290$11,970$4,280
2017$14,912$3,280$12,492$4,270
2018$15,792$3,352$13,292$4,352
2019$16,648$3,352$13,780$4,362
2020$17,510$3,830$15,086$5,386
2021$18,386$3,044$16,580$4,754

Living Costs Trends Chart

2020 Books & Supplies Costs

The 2020 average cost for purchasing books & supplies is $1,972 at Academy of Art University. The books & supplies cost has increased by 2.82% from last year.
The following table and chart show the 2020 books & supplies costs and the trends over the last 5 years.

Books & Supplies Costs Trends

Academy of Art University 2020 Books & Supplies Costs
YearBooks & Supplies Costs
2016$1,764
2017$1,790
2018$1,854
2019$1,918
2020$1,972
2021$1,080

Books & Supplies Costs Trends Chart

2020 Tuition Per Credit Hour

The 2020 undergraduate tuition per credit hour at Academy of Art University is $963 on average over undergraduate programs. The undergraduate tuition per credit hour has increased by 5.02% from last year.
The 2020 graduate tuition per credit hour is $1,083 on average. The graduate tuition per credit hour has increased by 5.04% from last year.
The following table and chart show the 2020 tuition per credit hour and its trends over the last 5 years.

Tuition Per Credit Hour Trends Table

2020 Tuition per Credit Hour
YearUndergraduateGraduate
2016$835 $935
2017$873 $982
2018$873 $982
2019$917 $1,031
2020$963 $1,083
2021$1,011 $1,137

Tuition Per Credit Hour Trends Chart