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Admissions . Tuition + Fees . Cost of Attendance 

Cost of Attendance

2014-15 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 2014-15 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. 

2014-15 Financial Aid On-Campus Cost of Attendance
for Incoming Students

The items for the financial aid cost of attendance for the 2014-15 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     17635 17635 35270
Fees* 1235 1060 2295
Room (Uptown Residence Hall 2 Bedroom Suite) 3560 3560 7120
Meals (100 Block Meal Plan with $300 CaseCash) 2000 2000 4000
Direct Costs Sub-Total 24430 24255 48685
Indirect Expenses
Books 1075 1075 2150
Transportation 750 750 1500
Personal Expenses 1000 1000 2000
Indirect Expenses Sub-Total                              
2825 2825 5650
   
Cost of Attendance Total 27255 27080 54335


2014-15 Financial Aid On-Campus Cost of Attendance
for Returning Students

The items for the financial aid cost of attendance for the 2014-15 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 17635 17635 35270
Fees* 1060 1060 2120
Room (Campus Apartments - (Euclid 115) 10 month lease 2 bedroom double) 3300 3300 6600
Meal Plan (100 Block Meal Plan with $300 CaseCash) 2000 2000 4000
Direct Costs Sub-Total 23995 23995 47990
Indirect Expenses
Books                                                                                                          1075 1075 2150
Transportation 750 750 1500
Personal Expenses 1000 1000 2000
Indirect Expenses Sub-Total 2825 2825 5650
   
Cost of Attendance Total 26820 26820 53640


2014-15 Financial Aid Cost of Attendance for Incoming
Commuter Students

The items for the financial aid cost of attendance for the 2014-15 academic year for incoming students who are commuting from the home of their parents/relatives are listed below:

Direct CostsFallSpringTotal
Tuition 17635 17635 35270
Fees* 1235 1060 2295
Direct Costs Sub-Total                   18870 18695 37565
Indirect Expenses
Room 1200 1200 2400
Board 950 950 1900
Books and Supplies 1075 1075 2150
Transportation 1000 1000 2000
Personal Expenses 1000 1000 2000
Indirect Expenses Sub-Total 5225 5225 10450
   
Cost of Attendance Total 24095 23920 48015

 

2014-15 Financial Aid Cost of Attendance for Currently Enrolled Commuter Students

The items for the financial aid cost of attendance for the 2014-15 academic year for students commuting from the home of their parents/relatives are listed below:

Direct CostsFallSpringTotal
Tuition                                          17635 17635 35270
Fees* 1060 1060 2120
Direct Costs Sub-Total 18695 18695 37390
Indirect Expenses
Room 1200 1200 2400
Board 950 950 1900
Books and Supplies 1075 1075 2150
Transportation 1000 1000 2000
Personal Expenses 1000 1000 2000
Indirect Expenses Sub-Total 5225 5225 10450
   
Cost of Attendance Total 23920 23920 47840


2014-15 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 2014-15 academic year for currently enrolled students commuting from an off-campus apartment rental unit are listed below:

Direct CostsFallSpringTotal
Tuition                                           17635 17635 35270
Fees* 1060 1060 2120
Direct Costs Sub-Total 18695 18695 37390
Indirect Expenses
Room 2250 2250 4500
Board 2000 2000 4000
Books and Supplies 1075 1075 2150
Transportation 1000 1000 2000
Personal Expenses 1290 1290 2580
Indirect Expenses Sub-Total 7615 7615 15230
   
Cost of Attendance Total 26310 26310 52620


*Fees include the following types and amounts:

Type of FeeFallSpringTotal
Lab Fee                                            345 345 690
Technology Fee 380 380 760
Health Service Fee 220 220 440
Student Activity Fee 115 115 230
Orientation Fee 175   175
   
Total 1235 1060 2295

 

Direct Costs 

All students are sent a bill from the Office of Student Accounts each semester which includes tuition based on full-time enrollment ($17,635 each semester) and also mandatory institutional fees including lab fees ($345 each semester), technology fees (between $380 - $660 each semester), health service fees ($220 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 $3,560 each semester for their room and $2,000 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 $54,335. 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 $48,685, 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 $48,015. 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 $37,565 for incoming commuter students ($37,390 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 $52,620. This amount includes direct costs of tuition and fees of $37,390 and other allowances for rent, meals, utilities, and other costs associated with living in an off-campus rental unit.

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Office of Financial Aid

Hours 
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

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 $1,500 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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