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Maryland Institute College of Art - MICA Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$53,600 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$39,400 tuition
$11,260 on campus room & board
$1,450 books and supplies
$1,490 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$53,600 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$39,400 tuition
$11,260 on campus room & board
$1,450 books and supplies
$1,490 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$13,218 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
97% of students receive aid
23% get federal aid ($4,838 avg)
9% get state aid ($7,908 avg)
97% get institn'l aid ($13,218 avg)
58% get loans ($8,946 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 4.66% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.66% 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 $15,096 97%
Federal Grant Aid $4,838 23%
Pell Grants $4,423 23%
Other Federal Grants $1,000 9%
Institution Grant Aid $13,218 97%
State Grant Aid $7,908 9%
Student Loans $8,946 58%
Federal Loans $5,944 57%
Other Loans $19,928 9%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: -
Financial aid deadline: February 15
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: April 24
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 21
Does Maryland Institute College of Art - MICA offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
1300 Mount Royal Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21217-4134
(410) 669-9200
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $1,640
Out of State $1,640


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • lee
  • May-15-2016 I am a current student here

    no lie, mica is expensive, but well worth it if you work hard. you'll get a respected degree and with the amount of work thrown at you, you'll be very skilled once you leave. there's also the networking opportunities with the teachers, and internships, study-abroad programs, and the career center which will all help you secure opportunities for work. take your workload seriously, try not to blow your money partying while you're here, and use every advantage you can get while enrolled to find some job openings, and the costs will all be worth it!

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  • Sommer from Hamburg, NY
  • Jul-30-2013 I am a past student here

    Most MICA students go to Trader Joes or Whole foods but you don't need to go there to shop for food, save a lot is barely a block away from the Commons. Also try not to buy food for your dorm if you have a 200 meal plan it will be a waste of money then, try to ask for care packages if you want snacks in your dorm room. GO TO THE SWAP SHOP!!! I can not stress that enough, the swap shop is something the school does several times a year where students can drop things off that they don't want or need and take whatever they do want. You can get clothes books and supplies from here, and the end of the year is the biggest one ever its open all the time at that point and the things people get ride of is scary. I myself got at least 100-150$ worth of art supplies. I know people who got their text books from swap shop as well.

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  • 4
  • Aubrey from Baltimore, MD
  • May-27-2013 I am a current student here

    The school is very expensive, so scholarships and loans are good ideas, but I feel the quality far outweighs the cost. I'd rather spend a lot of money and great teachers and resources than go to a University and be another fish in the sea of academia.

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  • Frankie from Montrose, PA
  • Dec-05-2012 I am a current student here

    It is very expensive and you do get a good education. I just wonder if it is necessary to cost as much as it does when we have to also buy supplies separately.

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