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Story: Dec 22, 2014

Grad is sculptor behind Disney's Big Hero 6

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CIA Exhibition: Jan 14, 2015

35th Annual Scholastic Art & Writing Exhibition

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Story: Dec 17, 2014

Students animate, illustrate holiday greetings on behalf of ...

View details 69th Annual Student Independent Exhibition

CIA Exhibition: Feb 13, 2015

69th Annual Student Independent Exhibition

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We caught up with CIA grad Zack Petroc, model supervisor behind the Disney blockbuster Big Hero 6, and asked him how his CIA education helped him succeed. Find ...

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Story: Nov 04, 2014

New CIA building taking shape; set for December completion

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Events: Mar 21, 2015

Spring 2015 Open House

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Story: Nov 03, 2014

New Uptown Residence Hall featured in CIA video

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CIA Exhibition: Apr 02, 2015

Spring Exhibition: Women to Watch - Ohio

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Story: Aug 18, 2014

CIA again named to "Best in the Midwest" list

Admissions . Tuition + Fees 

Tuition + Fees

2014-2015 Tuition and Fee Schedule (Undergraduate)

TuitionPer SemFull Year
(Full-Time) 12-18 credit hours 17,635 35,270
(Part-Time) Less than 12 credit hours (per credit hr) 1,470 1,470

 

Lab Fees

Lab FeesPer SemFull Year
12-18 credit hours 345 690
Less than 12 credit hours (per credit hr) 75 150
Art Education 75 150
Foundation Design (mandatory 1st year and transfer students) 200 400

 

Technology Fees

Technology FeesPer SemFull Year
12-18 credit hours AND 1st and 2nd year students and the following majors: Ceramics, Drawing, Jewelry + Metals 380 760
12-18 credit hours in the following major: Fiber + Material Studies, Graphic Design, Illustration 420 840
12-18 credit hours in the following major: Industrial Design 520 1,040
12-18 credit hours in the following major: T.I.M.E. (as of 2011, also Gaming, Video, Animation) 660 1,320
Less than 12 credit hrs (per credit hrs) 85 per cr

 

Registration Fees

Registration FeesPer SemFull Year
In-Person Registration Removed if postmarked by mail-in due date 275 550
Late Registration Charged after classes begin 350 700

 

Tuition Deposits

Tuition DepositsPer SemFull Year
Incoming Students This deposit is non-refundable 350 n/a
Transfer Students This deposit is non-refundable 350 n/a

 

Health Service

Health ServicePer SemFull Year
Health Service Fee Mandatory for all students taking 12 or more credit hours & optional for students taking less than 12 credit hours 220 440
CWRU Medical Plan Optional to all students (may not be purchased separately from Health Service Fee) 820 1,640

 

Other Fees

Other FeesPer SemFull Year
Application Fee 30 n/a
Graduation Fee 215 n/a
Non-Enrolled Candidate Fee Access to faculty and facilities by non-enrolled, degree-seeking students completing BFA Thesis requirement 500 1,000
Student Activities Fee (Includes RTA Rider Pass, per semester) 115 230
Parking Fee Fee is for full year, charged in the Fall (Includes parking tax) 465 465
Replacement Identification Badge Fee 25 n/a
Replacement for Lost Parking Hang Tag Fee 465 n/a
Withdrawal Fee 100 n/a
Orientation Fee First time students for Fall only 175 n/a
International Students Orientation Fee First time students for Fall only 500 n/a
Credit by Portfolio Review Credit awarded for portfolio review 100 n/a

 

Residence Hall Fees

Uptown Residence Hall FeesPer SemFull Year
1 Bedroom Suite (double occupancy) 3,560 7,120
2 Bedroom Suite (4 students) 3,560 7,120
Studio (single occupancy) 3,750 7,500
Damage Deposit New Residents (For returning residents, the deposit will carry from prior year) 150 n/a

 

Campus Apartments (Euclid 115)

10 month leasePer SemFull Year
Single Apartment 3,750 7,500
1 Bedroom Double 3,300 6,600
2 Bedroom Double 3,300 6,600
2 Bedroom Single 3,500 7,000
Damage Deposit New Residents (For returning residents, the deposit will carry from prior year) 150 n/a

 

12 month leasePer SemFull Year
Single Apartment 4,125 8,250
1 Bedroom Double 3,630 7,260
2 Bedroom Double 3,630 7,260
2 Bedroom Single 3,850 7,700
Damage Deposit Both New Residents and Returning Residents 150 n/a

 

Meal Plans

Meal PlansPer SemFull Year
100 Block Meal Plan with $300 CaseCash                                            2,000 4,000
200 Block Meal Plan with $200 CaseCash   3,008 6,016
CaseCash Only Meal Plan   2,000 4,000
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Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm

Address 
11141 East Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44106

Phone: 216.421.7425 or 800.223.4700
Fax: 216.754.3634
Emailfinancialaid@cia.edu

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