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Maine College of Art Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$42,310 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$29,380 tuition
$10,000 on campus room & board
$2,200 books
$730 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$42,310 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$29,380 tuition
$10,000 on campus room & board
$2,200 books
$730 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$11,052 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
100% of students receive aid
38% get federal aid ($5,156 avg)
23% get state aid ($1,120 avg)
100% get institn'l aid ($11,052 avg)
93% get loans ($8,590 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 2.11% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 2.11% 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 $13,276 100%
Federal Grant Aid $5,156 38%
Pell Grants $4,315 38%
Other Federal Grants $840 38%
Institution Grant Aid $11,052 100%
State Grant Aid $1,120 23%
Student Loans $8,590 93%
Federal Loans $6,278 91%
Other Loans $14,516 16%

Merit Aid Available

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Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: March 1
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Maine College of Art offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
522 Congress St.
Portland, ME 04101-3494
(207) 775-3052
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $1,224
Out of State $1,224


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 3
  • Lakshmi
  • Feb-23-2013 I am a past student here

    Reasonable value for people working in traditional media or disciplines (wood furniture, jewelry, painting, sculpture, illustration, graphic design.) I wish they had more to offer as far as using technology, sound, performance, film and video - there is some new media like making apps and animation. It feels a little dated that way.

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  • Cecelia from Victor, NY
  • Oct-24-2012 I am a current student here

    MECA is fairly inexpensive as far as colleges go, but that doesn't mean you're not getting everything you could be paying for. It is an exceptional school system and fosters artists of all mediums. Students are immersed in art, while gaining experience in business and academics. MECA works closely with the Portland community, and public engagement is big here.

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  • Devin from Livermore, ME
  • Aug-14-2012 I am a current student here

    Quite expensive for what they offer, I often was left out and rarely went on fieldtrips. My chair at my desk was stolen, and I never got a replacement.

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