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2016-17 Cost of Attendance Financial Aid Budgets

Cost of attendance is the combination of direct and indirect costs associated with attending college. It is used with the calculated estimated family contribution (EFC) from data reported on the 2016-17 FAFSA to determine financial aid eligibility. You may receive financial aid including student loans up to the total cost of attendance. Financial aid disbursed to your account in excess of your direct costs will be refunded back to you. 

2016-17 Financial Aid On-Campus Cost of Attendance
for Incoming Students

The items for the financial aid cost of attendance for the 2016-17 academic year for incoming students who are charged the orientation fee and are living in a 2 bedroom suite in the Uptown Residence Hall with a 100 Block Meal Plan with $300 CaseCash are listed below: 

Direct CostsFallSpringTotal
Tuition     18,490 18,490 36,980
Fees* 1,390 1,215 2,605
Room (Uptown Residence Hall 2 Bedroom Suite) 3,815 3,815 7,630
Meals (100 Block Meal Plan with $300 CaseCash) 2,112 2,112 4,224
Direct Costs Sub-Total 25,807 25,632 51,439
Indirect Expenses
Books 1,090 1,090 2,180
Transportation 765 765 1,530
Personal Expenses 1,011 1,010 2,021
Indirect Expenses Sub-Total                              
2,866 2,865 5,731
   
Cost of Attendance Total 28,673 28,497 57,170


2016-17 Financial Aid On-Campus Cost of Attendance
for Returning Students

The items for the financial aid cost of attendance for the 2016-17 academic year for currently enrolled students who are living on-campus in a 2 bedroom suite in the Euclid 115 Campus Apartments with a 100 block meal plan with $300 CaseCash are listed below:

Direct CostsFallSpringTotal
Tuition 18,490 18,490 36,980
Fees* 1,215 1,215 2,430
Room (Campus Apartments - (Euclid 115) 10 month lease 2 bedroom double) 3,535 3,535 7,070
Meal Plan (100 Block Meal Plan with $300 CaseCash) 2,112 2,112 4,224
Direct Costs Sub-Total 25,352 25,352 50,704
Indirect Expenses
Books                                                                                                          1,090 1,090 2,180
Transportation 765 765 1,530
Personal Expenses 1,011 1,010 2,021
Indirect Expenses Sub-Total 2,866 2,865 5,731
   
Cost of Attendance Total 28,218 28,217 56,435


2016-17 Financial Aid Cost of Attendance for Incoming
Commuter Students

The items for the financial aid cost of attendance for the 2016-17 academic year for incoming students who are commuting from the home of their parents/relatives are listed below:

Direct CostsFallSpringTotal
Tuition 18,490 18,490 36,980
Fees* 1,390 1,215 2,605
Direct Costs Sub-Total                   19,880 19,705 39,585
Indirect Expenses
Room 1,200 1,200 2,400
Board 975 975 1,950
Books and Supplies 1,090 1,090 2,180
Transportation 1,015 1,015 2,030
Personal Expenses 1,015 1,015 2,030
Indirect Expenses Sub-Total 5,295 5,295 10,590
   
Cost of Attendance Total 25,175 25,000 50,175

 

2016-17 Financial Aid Cost of Attendance for Currently Enrolled Commuter Students

The items for the financial aid cost of attendance for the 2016-17 academic year for students commuting from the home of their parents/relatives are listed below:

Direct CostsFallSpringTotal
Tuition                                          18,490 18,490 36,980
Fees* 1,215 1,215 2,430
Direct Costs Sub-Total 19,705 19,705 39,410
Indirect Expenses
Room 1,200 1,200 2,400
Board 975 975 1,950
Books and Supplies 1,090 1,090 2,180
Transportation 1,015 1,015 2,030
Personal Expenses 1,015 1,015 2,030
Indirect Expenses Sub-Total 5,295 5,295 10,590
   
Cost of Attendance Total 25,000 25,000 50,000


2016-17 Financial Aid Cost of Attendance for Currently Enrolled Students Living in an Off-Campus Rental Unit

The items for the financial aid cost of attendance for the 2016-17 academic year for currently enrolled students commuting from an off-campus apartment rental unit are listed below:

Direct CostsFallSpringTotal
Tuition                                           18,490 18,490 36,980
Fees* 1,215 1,215 2,430
Direct Costs Sub-Total 19,705 19,705 39,410
Indirect Expenses
Room 2,300 2,300 4,600
Board 2,050 2,050 4,100
Books and Supplies 1,090 1,090 2,180
Transportation 1,015 1,015 2,030
Personal Expenses 1,300 1,300 2,600
Indirect Expenses Sub-Total 7,755 7,755 15,510
   
Cost of Attendance Total 27,460 27,460 54,920


*Fees include the following types and amounts:

Type of FeeFallSpringTotal
Lab and Technology Fees                                           850 850 1,700
Health Service Fee 250 250 500
Student Activity Fee 115 115 230
Orientation Fee 175   175
   
Total 1,390 1,215 2,605

 

 * All sophomores will have a one-time increase in the Cost-of-Attendance due to the mandatory required purchase of a laptop computer. Students majoring in Animation, Biomedical Art, Game Design, Industrial Design, and Photography + Video have a $3,000 increase in their Cost-of-Attendance. All other majors will have a $2,000 increase in their Cost-of-Attendance. The Expected Family Contribution calculated from the data submitted on the FAFSA is subtracted from the Cost-of-Attendance to determine the financial need of a student. Only PLUS and private education loans can be awarded to help offset the increase in the Cost-of-Attendance due to the purchase of a laptop computer. CIA funds are restricted to tuition, and cannot be awarded to help offset the cost of a laptop computer.

Direct Costs 

All students are sent a bill from the Office of Student Accounts each semester which includes tuition based on full-time enrollment ($18,490 each semester) and also mandatory institutional fees including lab and technology fees ($850 each semester), health service fees ($250 each semester), student activity fees ($115 each semester), and the orientation fee ($175 Fall semester only).

All students staying in a 2 bedroom suite in the Uptown Residence Hall who choose the 100 block meal plan with $300 CaseCash will be billed $3,815 each semester for their room and $2,112 each semester for their meal plan.

Indirect Costs  

Books and supplies, transportation, and personal expenses are not costs that each student will be billed for through CIA. However, these expenses are associated with attending CIA and are included in the cost of attendance. Students, who live off campus and commute from their parent's or relative's home or from an apartment or other type of rental unit, will also have food and other expenses that are included in the cost of attendance. 

On-Campus Cost of Attendance for Incoming Students

If you plan to live on-campus, the total cost of attendance is $57,170. This amount includes direct costs of tuition, fees, room (2 bedroom suite in the Uptown Residence Hall), and board (100 block meal plan plus $300 CaseCash) for a total of $51,439, and allowances for other costs students residing on campus typically have.

Financial Aid Cost of Attendance for Incoming and Current Commuter Students

If you are an incoming commuter living with a parent or a relative, the total cost of attendance is $50,175. It is $175 less if you are a currently enrolled student who will be commuting from the home of a parent or relative. This amount includes direct costs of tuition and fees of $39,585 for incoming commuter students ($39,410 for currently enrolled commuter students) and other costs commuters typically have. 

Cost of Attendance for Currently Enrolled Students Living in an Off-Campus Rental Unit 

If you are a currently enrolled student living in an off-campus rental unit, the total cost of attendance is $54,920. This amount includes direct costs of tuition and fees of $39,410 and other allowances for rent, meals, utilities, and other costs associated with living in an off-campus rental unit.

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Phone: 216.421.7425 or 800.223.4700
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Just as artists need the right tools for their work, so do art students need certain tools for success. 

To ensure that you have the tools you’ll need to succeed in your major, CIA requires that you purchase a laptop with specific capabilities before you enter your major in the fall of your sophomore year. 

You’ll be informed of the minimum requirements for hardware and software so that your laptop will meet your computing needs throughout your CIA career. CIA, of course, provides computer labs, printers, and other high-tech equipment to address the higher-end, specialized needs of all majors.

The average one-time cost will vary by major, but is expected to range between $2,000 and $3,000, including hardware, software, warranty, and any other required items. This investment in your education will be calculated into the cost of attendance to determine your eligibility for financial aid at the time your financial aid package is determined in your second year.

The specifications for software and hardware in your major will be made available to you in early spring of your first year. Please do not buy a computer until you have been admitted into a major and you know the requirements.

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