Tuition & Fees: Undergraduate Degree Programs

2014-2015 Academic Year



At Home/
Living with Relatives
Tuition$31,860 $31,860 $31,860
General Fee$200$200$200
Books & Supplies$2,600$2,600$2,600
Room (shared with 1 roomate)$10,830 n/an/a
Living Allowance*$2,500$9,800$1,500
Personal Incidentals$1,200$1,200$1,200

* For on-campus students, this amount is an estimate for food expense; for off-campus students, this includes an estimate of $7,300 for rent and $2,500 for food; for students living at home or with a relative, where the majority of expenses are estimated to be covered, this provides a basic subsistence level.


The tuition amounts listed above are for sample costs only. Each student’s actual tuition amount will be determined by the number of actual academic credits for which a student registers.

The budget allowances listed above cannot be exceeded for calculation of eligible Financial Aid; however, the costs associated with each item may be different for each student, and students who purchase health/medical insurance may request a financial aid budget increase.

All second-year (or third-year in the case of transfers as juniors) BFA students majoring in Graphic Design and Digital Media Design should add approximately $4,500 to their maximum budget amounts as the estimated purchase price of a required laptop/notebook computer. Students in other programs who purchase laptops may also request financial aid budget increases.

Each graduating senior will be charged a $150 graduation fee. Graduation fee is a non-budget expense that must be paid out-of-pocket.

Tuition rate for Associate of Fine Arts students is $1062 per credit hour. The above sample budget is based on 15 credits per semester.

Paying Your Tuition

Students have the following payment options:

Lump Sum

The Corcoran accepts personal check, cashier’s check, money order or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or American Express). Payments may be remitted to:

Office of Student Accounts
Corcoran College of Art + Design
500 Seventeenth Street NW
Washington, DC 20006

Payment Plan

Students may enroll in a monthly payment plan administered by Sallie Mae TuitionPay, which allows students to make interest-free payments during a 10-month period. The annual fee to enroll is $55. For more information or to enroll in this program, please visit or call (800) 635-0120