Admissions . Accepted Student Checklist . Overview
You've been accepted to the Cleveland Institute of Art. Congratulations! What are your next steps?
We're here to answer your questions to help you pursue your dream of a career in art and design. Don't hesitate to contact the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid with any questions you may have. We are open Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm.
Submit your non-refundable $300 enrollment deposit. Your tuition deposit does two important things:
When you submit your tuition deposit, you will not only finally put the college decision process behind you, but you will also begin to receive important information about orientation, housing, and registering for classes.
Submit your $200 non-refundable housing deposit online. Please note: Housing cannot be guaranteed to students who deposit after May 1.
If not, do so as soon as possible, as it allows our Financial Aid team to create a personalized financial aid package for you, including merit- and need-based aid.
We're glad to help: you can schedule a one-on-one appointment with our Financial Aid counselors, who will be glad to walk through the FAFSA, page-by-page with you.
Contact the Office of Financial Aid to make sure they have all relevant paperwork and documentation from you and your family. This is particularly important if you haven't yet received a Financial Aid award letter (this is a document sent separately from the scholarship letter that accompanies an acceptance letter). If you have received the Financial Aid award letter and plan to enroll at CIA, make sure to accept your financial aid award electronically by using the online NetPartner system.
Show off your CIA spirit! Wearing CIA gear is a great way to let people know you've committed to a career in the arts -- and much of it is designed by your peers. Merchandise is available in the Office of Admissions (216.421.7418) and through our online store.
See what's going on at CIA through our social media accounts:
Once you deposit, you will receive information about StART, CIA's online summer program for all incoming first-year and transfer students. Using CIA's online student portal, myCIA, students will have the opportunity to view videos, download resources, and submit important paperwork The best part: you can do this at your leisure, from the comfort of your home!
StART will go live online June 1.
Take a virtual tour of campus, check out our majors, and learn about career paths of our alumni on our Videos page.
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