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Maine College of Art Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$45,044 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$32,192 tuition
$10,872 on campus room & board
$1,250 books and supplies
$730 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$45,044 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$32,192 tuition
$10,872 on campus room & board
$1,250 books and supplies
$730 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$14,152 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
100% of students receive aid
37% get federal aid ($5,285 avg)
15% get state aid ($1,409 avg)
100% get institn'l aid ($14,152 avg)
82% get loans ($9,984 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 2.04% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 2.04% 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 $16,339 100%
Federal Grant Aid $5,285 37%
Pell Grants $4,341 37%
Other Federal Grants $944 37%
Institution Grant Aid $14,152 100%
State Grant Aid $1,409 15%
Student Loans $9,984 82%
Federal Loans $6,154 82%
Other Loans $16,413 19%

Merit Aid Available

No known 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) 669-5521
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $1,340
Out of State $1,340


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 3
  • Lakshmi
  • 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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  • 5
  • Cecelia from Victor, NY
  • 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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  • 2
  • Devin from Livermore, ME
  • 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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