Cornish College of the Arts
Seattle, WA, 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.
$39,093
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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.
$34,128
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.
$34,128
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.
$13,464
Books and Supplies
$1,800
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page

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.
35%
Average Aid Per Year
$21,182
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.
35%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,848
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$18,278
Students receiving state aid
14%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$9,509
Students receiving federal aid
32%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,848
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$27,614
$30k - $48k
$26,777
$48k - $75k
$23,212
$75k - $110k
$20,103
$110k+
$18,451
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.
$10,159,999
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$1,766,158

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.
88%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$8,365
Students receiving federal loans
88%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,822
Average Other Loans Per Year
$19,836
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.
$20,000
Loan Default Rate
6%
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

3.91 Average Rating
I love my school but it is expensive. You have to work to get scholarships and grants to keep loans down but the financial aid department is very helpful.
Micaela from Vashon, WA
I think that the school is very expensive, but the education you receive is absolutely top notch and is going to provide useful to your future.
Keenan from SEATTLE, WA
Really you get out of these classes what you put in, since at least in the Theater major it is so important to be in class. The teachers are all very knowledgeable about their field and can help you in so many ways.
Deanna from Vancouver, WA
cornish is worth every penny. the classes are small, my department head knows me by name. teachers know you and care about you. you literally get a one on one interaction with amazing instructors, artists, professionals in your chosen field. your networking will increase greatly and that is all worth it when you are serious about your art.
Mariya from Edmonds, WA
Cornish is expensive, not going to lie. Then again, it's a private arts college. What would you expect? But if you really research it, and you really know it's right for you, it's totally worth it. You just have to be willing to go the extra mile.
Dudley from West Linn, OR
In terms of a fine art education, this is a whole lot better than a state university. I've done both, and private art school - specifically Cornish - is way better. It is expensive, but there's financial aid available. Fine art majors can also get merit-based scholarships if their GPA is 3.0 or higher.
Teri from Kenmore, WA

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