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Cleveland Institute of Art Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$50,741 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$34,270 tuition
$12,132 on campus room & board
$2,100 books and supplies
$2,239 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$50,741 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$34,270 tuition
$12,132 on campus room & board
$2,100 books and supplies
$2,239 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$16,920 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
97% of students receive aid
51% get federal aid ($4,323 avg)
27% get state aid ($1,681 avg)
97% get institn'l aid ($16,920 avg)
81% get loans ($11,860 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.51% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.51% 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

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $19,667 97%
Federal Grant Aid $4,323 51%
Pell Grants $3,912 51%
Other Federal Grants $1,718 12%
Institution Grant Aid $16,920 97%
State Grant Aid $1,681 27%
Student Loans $11,860 81%
Federal Loans $9,557 81%
Other Loans $15,169 12%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 15
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Cleveland Institute of Art offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
11610 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106-1710
(216) 421-7000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $1,430
Out of State $1,430


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Adam from Strongsville, OH
  • Jul-22-2013 I am a current student here

    I looked at more traditional campuses, such as RIT up in New York, but decided on CIA because of the attitude of the representatives. They were professional, but laid back at the same time. They got the job done but had fun doing it, and that is the best way to describe my experience so far. The work has been challenging, but the time I spent doing it was some of the best years of my life.

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  • 4
  • MaKayla from Brookpark, OH
  • Apr-11-2013 I am a current student here

    It's pricey, but well worth it. You can discuss your finances with people in the admissions office and financial-aid offices. They are extremely helpful and will do all they can to accommodate you.

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  • 4
  • Deborah from Akron, OH
  • Jul-23-2012 I am a current student here

    It's a bit pricey ,especially if you don't have any scholarships, but I would say its definently worth all your money. Theyll even help you get a job!

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  • 3
  • Rachel from Prague, Czech Republic
  • Aug-23-2011 I am a current student here

    Very very expensive, but I will find out if its worth it once I graduate. I have heard that it is easy to find a job once you graduate. The school does its best to prepare you for the 'real world' as and artist.

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