Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
$53,466
Graduate Tuition & Fees
$53,466
On-campus Living Costs
$19,924
Off-campus Living Costs
$23,400
Undergraduate Tuition per Credit Hour
$1,695
Graduate Tuition per Credit Hour
$1,695

2020 Cost of Attendance

The 2020 tuition & fees of California Institute of the Arts are $53,466 for undergraduate programs. For graduate programs, the tuition & fees are $53,466 for graduate programs.
Compare to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California, both undergraduate and graduate tuition & fees are very expensive.
Compared to similar schools in rankings such as Academy of Art University and American Film Institute Conservatory, tuition & fees of California Institute of the Arts is expensive where the average tuition & fees of the schools are $33,067.
The average living cost of the school is $19,924 when a student lives in on-campus housing. When a student lives off-campus, the average living cost is $23,400.

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2020 Tuition & fees

The 2020 undergraduate tuition & fees at California Institute of the Arts are $53,466 on average over undergraduate programs. The undergraduate tuition & fees have increased by 4.44% from last year.
The 2020 graduate tuition & fees are $53,466 on average. The graduate tuition & fees have increased by 4.44% 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$43,400 $586$43,400 $586
2017$45,030 $616$45,030 $616
2018$46,830 $616$46,830 $616
2019$48,660 $616$48,660 $616
2020$50,850 $616$50,850 $616
2021$52,850 $616$52,850 $616

Tuition Trends Chart

2020 Living Costs

The 2020 average on-campus living costs is $19,924 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 $23,400.
The living cost at the school has increased by 3.40% 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$12,000$7,200$16,000$7,200
2017$11,363$7,200$16,000$7,200
2018$11,757$7,200$16,000$7,200
2019$12,069$7,200$16,000$7,200
2020$12,524$7,400$16,000$7,400
2021$12,809$7,656$16,000$7,656

Living Costs Trends Chart

2020 Books & Supplies Costs

The 2020 average cost for purchasing books & supplies is $2,590 at California Institute of the Arts. The books & supplies cost stays same as 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

California Institute of the Arts 2020 Books & Supplies Costs
YearBooks & Supplies Costs
2016$2,500
2017$2,590
2018$2,590
2019$2,590
2020$2,590
2021$1,000

Books & Supplies Costs Trends Chart

2020 Tuition Per Credit Hour

The 2020 undergraduate tuition per credit hour at California Institute of the Arts is $1,695 on average over undergraduate programs. The undergraduate tuition per credit hour has increased by 4.50% from last year.
The 2020 graduate tuition per credit hour is $1,695 on average. The graduate tuition per credit hour has increased by 4.50% 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$1,447 $1,447
2017$1,501 $1,501
2018$1,561 $1,561
2019$1,622 $1,622
2020$1,695 $1,695
2021$1,762 $1,762

Tuition Per Credit Hour Trends Chart