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Cornish College of the Arts Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$52,220 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$37,920 tuition
$11,600 on campus room & board
$1,800 books and supplies
$900 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$52,220 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$37,920 tuition
$11,600 on campus room & board
$1,800 books and supplies
$900 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$12,235 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
100% of students receive aid
40% get federal aid ($4,721 avg)
13% get state aid ($8,658 avg)
94% get institn'l aid ($12,235 avg)
86% get loans ($7,862 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 4.57% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.57% 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 $14,724 99%
Federal Grant Aid $4,721 40%
Pell Grants $4,518 40%
Other Federal Grants $1,000 8%
Institution Grant Aid $12,235 94%
State Grant Aid $8,658 13%
Student Loans $7,862 86%
Federal Loans $6,347 86%
Other Loans $16,309 8%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 1
Does Cornish College of the Arts offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
1000 Lenora Street
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 726-5016
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $1,580
Out of State $1,580


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Sara from Seattle, WA
  • Jan-27-2013 I am a current student here

    Being in a small, private art school is extremely expensive. Get as many scholarships as you possibly can' it will save your life when that dreaded bill shows up in the mail. But you definitely gain a great sense of community, learning, and overall experience necessary to set you up for a successful career.

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  • Micaela from Vashon, WA
  • Dec-17-2012 I am a current student here

    I love my school but it is expensive. You have to work to get scholarships and grants to keep loans down but the financial aid department is very helpful.

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  • Taylor from Bothell, WA
  • Oct-06-2012 I am a current student here

    Cornish has a very steep face price for tuition, but there are tons of scholarships that will bring the annual cost to a reasonable level.

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  • 4
  • Rylee from Seattle, WA
  • Sep-03-2012 I am a current student here

    Bang for the buck? If you're saying Cornish kills you for all of your money, that would be accurate.

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  • 5
  • Teri from Kenmore, WA
  • Jul-18-2012 I am a current student here

    In terms of a fine art education, this is a whole lot better than a state university. I've done both, and private art school - specifically Cornish - is way better. It is expensive, but there's financial aid available. Fine art majors can also get merit-based scholarships if their GPA is 3.0 or higher.

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