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Laguna College of Art and Design Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$44,032 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$28,950 tuition
$13,290 on campus room & board
$1,792 books and supplies
N/A fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$44,032 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$28,950 tuition
$13,290 on campus room & board
$1,792 books and supplies
N/A fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$7,041 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
100% of students receive aid
28% get federal aid ($5,072 avg)
18% get state aid ($7,802 avg)
100% get institn'l aid ($7,041 avg)
60% get loans ($7,211 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 2.99% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 2.99% 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 $9,802 100%
Federal Grant Aid $5,072 28%
Pell Grants $4,629 28%
Other Federal Grants $813 15%
Institution Grant Aid $7,041 100%
State Grant Aid $7,802 18%
Student Loans $7,211 60%
Federal Loans $5,681 56%
Other Loans $30,158 4%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
$1,000 - $9,300
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: -
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Laguna College of Art and Design offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
2222 Laguna Canyon Rd
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 376-6000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $1,206
Out of State $1,206


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Mackenzie from Mc Kinney, TX
  • I am a current student here

    LCAD is relatively inexpensive compared to other art colleges, so I would say for the location and amount of instruction, you are getting quite a lot for your dollar.

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  • 5
  • Cameron
  • I am a current student here

    The school has great teachers and the location has some major perks but that can also be a disadvantage. It is definitely one of the cheaper private art schools in the area. It has good proximity to LA which is a major center for the animation industry. All the teachers have great connections to all the major animation studios. We get tours of the studios and advance screenings of movies along with guest speakers of some of the biggest names in the industry. The class sizes are fairly small but increasing. I think it is awesome and am satisfied with my decision to attend LCAD.

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  • 5
  • katie from El Cajon, CA
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Expensive, but worth every dollar! If you believe your future is worth $25,000 a year then invest..I believe my future is worth all the student debt I can occur and cutting economic corners is for the lesser.

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