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Minneapolis College of Art and Design - MCAD Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$40,974 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$31,450 tuition
$6,600 on campus room & board
$2,724 books
$200 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$40,974 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$31,450 tuition
$6,600 on campus room & board
$2,724 books
$200 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$10,172 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
92% of students receive aid
45% get federal aid ($4,041 avg)
20% get state aid ($3,578 avg)
89% get institn'l aid ($10,172 avg)
89% get loans ($9,698 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 2.30% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 2.30% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

$963,049
Annual Aid Awarded
Aid/Loans
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $13,014 89%
Federal Grant Aid $4,041 45%
Pell Grants $3,743 45%
Other Federal Grants $1,833 7%
Institution Grant Aid $10,172 89%
State Grant Aid $3,578 20%
Student Loans $9,698 89%
Federal Loans $5,676 89%
Other Loans $13,530 27%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
$8,000 - $15,000 Y N Y Y
- N Y N N
- N N N Y
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 1
Financial aid deadline: June 1
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: after March 1st
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 1
Does Minneapolis College of Art and Design - MCAD offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
2501 Stevens Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404
(612) 874-3700
http://mcad.edu/admissions/afford
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $1,310
Out of State $1,310

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • I from MN
  • Jul-12-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    MCAD is a bit pricey but they're tons of merit based scholarships and financial aid when you apply, as well as while your attending.

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  • 4
  • Jaclyn
  • Dec-27-2013 I am a current student here

    MCAD is a private art school so it is spendy! But there are scholarships you can apply for and there is work study at this school too. Work study is very nice to have if you are eligible. I think the money is definitely worth going here-you learn so much, improve your skills and work, and you can meet some very inspiring artists!

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  • 4
  • Maddi from Mission, TX
  • Jun-13-2013 I am a current student here

    MCAD tuition is certainly very expensive, but I can personally assure you that you are getting quality education from people who are passionate about their art (and who currently work in their chosen field). The facilities are high-quality, and the studios are spacious and make excellent workspaces.

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  • 5
  • Jane from St. Paul, MN
  • Feb-18-2013 I am a past student here

    Small enough to focus. Make sure you find an internship early. You need experience and a great portfolio. Visual Art degrees don't get jobs with resumes, focus on building your portfolio. GET AN ADVISOR EARLY AND GET GUIDANCE.

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  • 4
  • Aurora from Portland, OR
  • Aug-30-2012 I am a current student here

    I've been here less than a week and I've already learned how to make a movie in photoshop and a still life, not to mention learning stuff in my general classes as well. It is really expensive, but you learn a lot, and there are extensive scholarships. It's totally worth it.

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