Academy of Art University

Academy of Art University

San Francisco, California

Tuition and Fees

The cost for undergraduate students to attend Academy of Art University for an academic year can be broken down into $23,112 for tuition, $300 for fees, $1,972 for books and supplies, $17,510 for room and board and $3,830 for other expenses. The cost for in-state and out-of-state students is the same.

Tuition and Fees

Books and supplies$1,972
Room and board$17,510
Other expenses$3,830

Tuition Plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institutionYes
Tuition guaranteed planNo
Prepaid tuition planNo
Tuition payment planYes
Other alternative tuition planNo

Financial Aid

59% of undergradate students at Academy of Art University received financial aid. The distribution of financial aid types at Academy of Art University consists of 49% receiving grant or scholarship aid of $10,268 on average, 30% receiving pell grants of $5,236 on average, 33% receiving institutional grants or scholarships of $8,666 on average, and 41% receiving federal student loans of $5,225 on average.

Average Grant/Scholarship Aid


Awarded any Financial Aid

Aid TypeNumber ReceivingPercent ReceivingAverage Aid Received
Grant or scholarship aid16749%$10,268
Pell grants10330%$5,236
Institutional grants or scholarships11033%$8,666
Federal student loans13841%$5,225

Net Price

Average Net Price


Net prices changes by family income and financial need. Net price typically increases with increase in family income because of higher amounts of financial aid available to students belonging to lower income families. Students in the lowest $0 – $30,000 family income bracket paid net price of $29,390 compared to net price of $34,125 in the $30,001 – $48,000 family income bracket, $38,617 in the $48,001 – $75,000 family income bracket, $36,626 in the $75,001 – $110,000 family income bracket and $39,042 in the $110,001 and more family income bracket.

Net Price by Family Income

Family IncomeNet Price Paid
$0 – $30,000$29,390
$30,001 – $48,000$34,125
$48,001 – $75,000$38,617
$75,001 – $110,000$36,626
$110,001 and more$39,042

Net price reflects the actual cost to attend after accounting for finanical aid. Net price includes tuition, books, living costs, and other expenses after subtracting federal financial aid received by students.

Sticker Price

The cost for a 4 year bachelors degree at Academy of Art University is $201,969. The cost reported is aggregated over 4 years and includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, and other miscellaneous expenses. The year to year increases in tuition and cost of living are accounted by applying a rate of increase of 5% which is based on the average rate of increase in the last 2 years as reported by Academy of Art University. The actual net cost paid by students could be lower because financial aid is not accounted for in this cost. The cost for in-state and out-of-state students is the same.

4-year Sticker Price

Year Sticker Price