Tuition & Fees Schedule

CCA is a private, nonprofit institution that relies on tuition revenue to operate. Consequently, it is essential for students to register and pay tuition on time.

A significant portion of CCA's operating budget is allocated to scholarships that assist students' financial needs.

Cost of Attendance

See CCA's 2015-16 estimated Cost of Attendance report (revised annually).

CCA reserves the right to withhold issuing degrees, certificates, transcripts, grade reports and statements of recommendation to or on behalf of any student whose financial account with the college remains unpaid, in full or in part.

Students with delinquent financial accounts are subject to having all registration privileges revoked, and failure to pay tuition and other charges can result in their removal from their registered classes.

Note: Students are liable for all costs and legal fees incurred in the collection process of delinquent accounts.

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2015-16 Tuition & Fees Schedule

The following is a listing of tuition and fees for the 2015-16 academic year. (Note: All amounts are subject to change without notice.)

Undergraduate Tuition

Full-Time Students (12–18 units)
$21,624 per term + $1,802 per unit over 18

Part-Time Students (fewer than 12 units)
$1,802 per unit

Graduate Tuition

MFA in Comics (summer 2015):  $1,156 per unit
MFA in Comics (fall 2015 & spring 2016):  $1,214 per unit
All other students: $1,517 per unit

Nonrefundable Fees

Undergraduate application fee: $60
Graduate application fee: $70
Undergraduate tuition deposit: $150 (applied to tuition charges)
Graduate tuition deposit: $385 (applied to tuition charges)
Registration fee: $115 per term
Re-registration fee: $115 per term
Late-registration fee: $200
Health insurance fee: $945.10 (fall 2015); $1,568.17 (spring 2016); $425.38 (summer 2015: MFA in Comics students only)
Student activity fee: $75 per term
Graduation fee: $100
Housing deposit: $350 (applied to housing charges)

Other Mandatory Fees

Adobe Creative Cloud access fee: $55 per term

Housing cancellation fees--fall

CCA receives notice:

  • June 1 through August 30: $250
  • August 31 through last day of add/drop:  $1,500

Housing cancellation fees--spring

CCA receives notice:

  • January 1 through January 14: $250
  • January 15 through last day of add/drop: $1,500

Late payment fees--fall

For first payment not received by August 1: $150
For each subsequent late payment: $50

Late payment fees--spring

For first payment not received by December 1: $150
For each subsequent late payment: $50

Materials & Course Fees

Animation

ANIMA 370 –- Sculpture for Animation: $50

Design Strategy

DSMBA 610 Live Exchange: $18

Fashion Design

FASHN 200 -- Fashion Studio 1: $250
FASHN 208 –- Fashion Illustration 1: $130

Furniture

FURNT 100 –- Introduction to Furniture: $25
FURNT 216 -- Techniques/Metal: $50

Glass

GLASS 100 -- Intro to Glass & Blowing: $100
GLASS 204 –- Intermediate Glassblowing: $200
GLASS 204 –- Color & Imagery in Glass: $200
GLASS 208 -- Coldworking: $100
GLASS 216 –- Glass Casting: $100
GLASS 300 –- Advanced Glass Studio: $275
GLASS 232 –- Printmaking on Glass $280
GLASS 232 –- Glass Product Design $50

Graphic Design

GRAPH 316-01-- Letterpress $50

Illustration

ILLUS 224 -– Tools: Acrylic Painting: $50
ILLUS 248 -- The Illustrated Poster:  $280
ILLUS 252 –- Tools:  Color for Illustrators:  $150

Industrial Design

INDUS 232 -- Glass Product Design $50
INDUS 232 -- IS: Urban Mobility:  $100

Interdisciplinary Studies

CRAFT 270 –- Glass Casting: $100

Jewelry / Metal Arts

METAL 208 –- Specialty Course: Color on Metal: $75
METAL 208 -– Specialty Course: Casting:  $75
METAL 208 –- Specialty Course: Holloware:  $75

Printmaking

PRINT 212 –- Printmaking on Glass: $280
PRINT 212 -- Screenprinting 1 (all sections): $280
PRINT 312 - Screenprinting 2 (all sections): $30
PRINT 348 – Advanced Printmaking:  $30

Science

SCIMA 200 –- Introduction to Holography: $85
SCIMA 200 –- Programming and Electronics: $45
SCIMA 212 –- Programming and Electronics: $45
SCIMA 300 –- Advanced Electronics: $60

Refundable Studio Deposits

Graduate Fine Arts: $150
Graduate Design:  $100
Graduate Writing:  $25

Other Fees

Architecture Beta Studios replacement key fee: $10
Returned check fee: $25
Student ID replacement fee: $10
Transcript fee (standard processing -- 10 business days): $5 per copy
Transcript fee (rush processing -- two business days): $10 per copy

Housing

Prices include $350 nonrefundable deposit but do not include the $250 residential damage/cleaning deposit.

Clifton Hall

Single/Double

$9,050 (fall & spring)
$4,525 (spring only)

Triple/Quad

$8,650 (fall & spring)
$4,325 (spring only)

Avenue Apartments

$9,050 (fall & spring)
$4,525 (spring only)

Irwin Hall

Double
$9,050 (fall & spring)
$4,525 (spring only)

Triple/Quad
$8,650 (fall & spring)
$4,325 (spring only)

Webster Hall

Super Single
$8,300 (fall & spring)
$4,150 (spring only)

Single
$8,000 (fall & spring)
$4,000 (spring only)

Double
$7,300 (fall & spring)
$3,650 (spring only)

Triple/Quad
$7,000 (fall & spring)
$3,500 (spring only)

The Panoramic Residences

Super Single
$14,875 (fall & spring)
$7,437.50 (spring only)

Single
$13,700 (fall & spring)
$6,850 (spring only)

Double
$10,850 (fall & spring)
$5,425 (spring only)

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