Moore College of Art and Design
Philadelphia, PA, 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.
$34,595
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$32,674
$30k - $48k
$34,271
$48k - $75k
$36,438
$75k - $110k
$37,438
$110k+
$44,302
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.
$43,082
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.
$43,082
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.
$16,188
Books and Supplies
$2,000
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.
46%
Average Aid Per Year
$22,604
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.
46%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,609
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$18,656
Students receiving state aid
47%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$2,852
Students receiving federal aid
57%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,609
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$27,659
$30k - $48k
$24,583
$48k - $75k
$21,218
$75k - $110k
$23,962
$110k+
$17,043

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.
100%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$10,251
Students receiving federal loans
100%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,466
Average Other Loans Per Year
$18,311
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.
$21,990
Loan Default Rate
7%
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.
$270

What Students Are Saying

3.95 Average Rating
Moore is a lot of money, but it is one of the more affordable art schools out there. Moore provides 85% of students with scholarships, so they really do try to help out with the tuition. There is also the iPad initiative, which provides every new freshman student with an iPad. Moore focuses highly on academics and it is evident that the money is put mostly into academics.
Nicole from Philadelphia, PA
Honestly, Moore is very expensive. Maybe a little bit too expensive for what you are getting. Sometimes I do not know how I am going to afford it. But my teachers are amazing; I have never met such accomplished people. If it were not for them, I would not be at Moore. Since it is a small school, teachers always know you are name and they really do care about you as a person, not just as another student. The teachers are the greatest aspect of the school and the reason why I am still here.

The location is amazing too. It is safe, beautiful and close to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Free Library, the Franklin Institute, the Muter Museum, and many more fantastic places. It is unfortunate that the school is so small and does not have a typical college campus. Moore always says that the city is our campus. I agree that center city is amazing but sometimes I feel like I am missing out on the usual college experiences. However, I do not regret it, especially since what is outside in the city could never be recreated in a college campus.

Although there are a lot of things I wish would change, the pros outweigh the cons when it comes down to it. With Moore, you are paying for great teachers, great location, and a small school dedicated to educating women in the arts. Unfortunately, an expensive and unimpressive meal plan is also included.
Rachel from Clayton, NJ
Moore is expensive that is true. But I believe you must strive for what you want, and that is often the best education. Financial aid helps a lot, regarding the expenses, but Moore's positive message of women empowerment, really helps make the decision on what art college is the best. By the time I leave Moore, I know that I will be an even better artist, and my confidence for my own artwork will skyrocket. Moore has very expensive amounts for each specific thing, but it is possible to go, and scholarships and financial aid definitely help.
Keyana from Philadelphia, PA
It is understandable that because Moore is a private school the rates are high, but sometimes it does not seem like your money is going to the right places. It would be nice to know exactly where and to what all the tuition money is going towards.
Samantha from Philadelphia, PA

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