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Cost of Attendance

2022-2023 Cost of Attendance

Cost of Attendance (COA) is the combination of direct expenses (or billable) and indirect expenses (things like holiday travel, living incidentals, etc) associated with attending college.

It is used with the calculated estimated family contribution (EFC) from data reported on the FAFSA to determine eligibiity for financial aid. You may receive financial aid, including student loans, for up to the total cost of attendance. Financial aid disbursed to your account in excess of your direct costs will be refunded to you.

Incoming students: Living on campus

The cost of attendance is based on incoming students who are living in a 2-bedroom suite (4 students) or a 1-bedroom suite (double occupancy) in CIA's Uptown Residence Hall, using the CaseCash-only meal plan: 

Billable (Direct) CostsFallSpringTotal
Tuition 21,690 21,690 43,380
Fees** 1,640 1,440 3,080
Room (Uptown Residence Hall 2 Bedroom Suite) 4,790 4,790 9,580
Meals (CaseCash only) 1,325 1,325 2,650
Billable (Direct) Costs Subtotal 29,445 29,245 58,690
Indirect Expenses   
Books and Supplies 1,100 1,100 2,200
Transportation 625 625 1,250
Personal Expenses 850 850 1,700
Indirect Expenses Subtotal 2,575 2,575 5,150
   
Cost of Attendance Total 32,020 31,820 63,840

** New incoming students have a $200 orientation fee in the fall semester.

Incoming students: Commuting

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

Billable (Direct) CostsFallSpringTotal
Tuition 21,690 21,690 43,380
Fees** 1,640 1,440 2,880
Billable (Direct) Costs Subtotal 23,330 23,130 46,460
Indirect Expenses   
Room & Board 6,115 6,115 12,230
Books and Supplies 1,100 1,100 2,200
Transportation 625 625 1,250
Personal Expenses 850 850 1,700
Indirect Expenses Subtotal 8,690 8,690 17,380
   
Cost of Attendance Total 32,020 31,820 63,840

** New incoming students have a $200 orientation fee in the fall semester. 

Currently enrolled students: Living in Euclid 117

The cost of attendance for students currently enrolled who are living on-campus in a 2-bedroom suite in the Euclid 117 residence hall with the CaseCash only meal plan:

Billable (Direct) CostsFallSpringTotal
Tuition 21,690 21,690 43,380
Fees** 1,440 1,440 2,880
Room (Uptown Residence Hall 2 Bedroom Suite) 4,790 4,790 9,580
Meals (CaseCash only) 1,325 1,325 2,650
Billable (Direct) Costs Subtotal 29,245 29,245 58,490
Indirect Expenses   
Books and Supplies 1,100 1,100 2,200
Transportation 625 625 1,250
Personal Expenses 850 850 1,700
Indirect Expenses Subtotal 2,575 2,575 5,150
   
Cost of Attendance Total 31,820 31,820 63,640


Currently enrolled students: Commuting/Living Off-Campus

The cost of attendance for students commuting from the home of their parents/relatives or living in an off-campus apartment rental:

Billable (Direct) CostsFallSpringTotal
Tuition 21,690 21,690 43,380
Fees** 1,440 1,440 2,880
Billable (Direct) Costs Subtotal 23,130 23,130 46,260
Indirect Expenses   
Room & Board 6,115 6,115 12,230
Books and Supplies 1,100 1,100 2,200
Transportation 625 625 1,250
Personal Expenses 850 850 1,700
Indirect Expenses Subtotal 8,690 8,690 17,380
   
Cost of Attendance Total 31,820 31,820 63,640

 

*Fees include the following types and amounts:

Type of FeeFallSpringTotal
Technology Fee 320 320 640
Facilities Fee 660 660 1320
Health Service Fee 310 310 620
Student Activity Fee 150 150 300
Orientation Fee 200  — 175
   
Total 1,640 1,440 3,080

 

Billable (Direct) Costs 

All students receive a tuition and fees statement and a registration form sent to their CIA email address to complete each semester in their myCIA account. The bill includes charges for tuition and room and board (if they're living in CIA's residence halls and/or have purchased a meal plan).

Indirect Costs  

Books and supplies, transportation, and personal expenses are not costs that students will be billed for through CIA. However, these expenses are associated with attending CIA and are included in the cost of attendance to help plan for your financial aid award letter.  

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Cleveland Institute of Art
Office of Financial Aid

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Hours 
Mon–Fri
8:30am – 4:30pm


Address 
11610 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106

Phone:
216.421.7425
800.223.4700

Fax: 216.754.3634

Email: 
financialaid@cia.edu

Laptop Requirements

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 all students to have a laptop. At a minimum, this laptop should support Adobe Creative Cloud. The majority of first-year digital work is centered around Adobe Creative Cloud. Once students enter their sophomore year, they are expected to own a laptop which meets major-specific requirements, outlined on the Laptop Requirements page on myCIA

CIA, of course, provides computer labs, printers, and other high-tech equipment to address the higher-end, specialized needs of all students.

The average one-time cost will vary by major, but is expected to range between $1,500 and $2,500, including hardware, software, warranty, and any other required items.