College for Creative Studies
Detroit, MI, 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.
$36,313
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$32,619
$30k - $48k
$32,812
$48k - $75k
$35,155
$75k - $110k
$37,606
$110k+
$39,335
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.
$44,110
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.
$44,110
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.
$8,800
Books and Supplies
$3,000
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

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.
31%
Average Aid Per Year
$17,436
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.
31%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,816
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$14,869
Students receiving state aid
55%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$1,849
Students receiving federal aid
31%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,816
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$21,832
$30k - $48k
$21,639
$48k - $75k
$19,296
$75k - $110k
$16,845
$110k+
$15,116

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.
62%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$10,504
Students receiving federal loans
62%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,333
Average Other Loans Per Year
$19,575
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.
$21,500
Loan Default Rate
5%
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.
$287

What Students Are Saying

3.98 Average Rating
Utrecht is a local art supplies store close to school that has really good discounts for students and a lot of times you can get quality supplies on sale. Biggby coffee also has weekly discounts on an assortment of their drinks for people who like to drink coffee or enjoy specialty drinks. The school bookstore on campus has discounts at different times of the year for students on supplies which is helpful also.
Sarah
It is a bit expensive but college isn't going up in price every year? Play it smart apply for financial aid, and many grants and scholarships, take advantage of what is out there for you and anything can become affordable in these hard times.
Ashley from Ottawa, IL
The school is expensive, but the financial advisers will work with you. The facilities are top notch and readily available to all students.
CCS student
At roughly $17,000 a SEMESTER, you are expected to work hard. Even after one day of class, you will learn so much about art. After a month of attending, I have seen a visible improvement in my art.
Rachel from Troy, MI
If you put your best effort forward you will get a whole lot in return. Not only lifetime friends and mentors, but networks to the industries you desire to work in.
Nathaniel from Troy, MI
This is the Harvard of art schools. Yes, the price may be on the expensive side but it's definitely worth it in the end. Find as many scholarships as possible , some grants, and some loans and you'll be fine. Don't stop freshman year, keep pushing for scholarships throughout your college career.
O'Shea from Southfield, MI
The school is VERY expensive. While some of their majors are very employable the scholarships are on the small side (max 10 thousand) and many students go into debt to go here.
Jane from Michigan