Cleveland Institute of Art
Cleveland, OH, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$34,369
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$31,381
$30k - $48k
$32,630
$48k - $75k
$34,399
$75k - $110k
$35,351
$110k+
$35,763
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$43,305
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$43,305
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$11,330
Books and Supplies
$2,200
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
59%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
44%
Average Aid Per Year
$22,924
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
44%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,178
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$19,241
Students receiving state aid
36%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$2,928
Students receiving federal aid
51%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,178
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$25,700
$30k - $48k
$25,784
$48k - $75k
$22,249
$75k - $110k
$22,152
$110k+
$18,975
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$12,717,338
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$1,520,276

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
81%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$10,355
Students receiving federal loans
81%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$6,888
Average Other Loans Per Year
$17,334
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$26,953
Loan Default Rate
2%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$280

What Students Are Saying

4.03 Average Rating
It's a tad bit expensive, but so far, it seems to be worth it.
Alexandra from Painesville, OH
It's pricey, but well worth it. You can discuss your finances with people in the admissions office and financial-aid offices. They are extremely helpful and will do all they can to accommodate you.
MaKayla from Brookpark, OH
A bit pricey - contact admissions to get your personal financial aid information.
Maria from Struthers, OH
I looked at more traditional campuses, such as RIT up in New York, but decided on CIA because of the attitude of the representatives. They were professional, but laid back at the same time. They got the job done but had fun doing it, and that is the best way to describe my experience so far. The work has been challenging, but the time I spent doing it was some of the best years of my life.
Adam from Strongsville, OH
Very very expensive, but I will find out if its worth it once I graduate. I have heard that it is easy to find a job once you graduate. The school does its best to prepare you for the 'real world' as and artist.
Rachel from Prague, Czech Republic