Associate Degree Admissions
Tuition and Payment Options
Our comprehensive Associate Degree programs help you build the perfect platform for your creative career. For three years in a row, the program has been recognized by the Department of Education for affordable tuition. Eligible students can support their program costs through access to Federal Financial Aid, GI Bill benefits, or scholarships.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition for full-time students in the Associate Degree program are as follows:
|$50 application fee|
|$200 registration fee|
|$50 technology fee (per semester)|
|$325 per credit tuition|
|$3,900 per semester tuition|
|$11,700 per year tuition|
|$23,400 total program tuition|
Tuition for part-time students is $350/credit and paid by semester.
** Effective Sept 1st, 2016, all Associate Degree students will be required to pay a $50/semester technology fee.
The following fees are applicable to all Associate Degree students.
|Associate Degree Fees|
|Technology fee (per semester)||$50|
|Late registration fee||$50|
|Late tuition fee||$250|
|Course reenrollment fee||$100|
|Per exam proctoring fee - payable to ProctorU||$22.50|
|Leave of absence fee||$150|
|Full/part-time status change fee||$150|
|Course retake fee (on third attempt)||$100|
|Program change fee||$200|
|Program reenrollment fee||$200|
|Leave of absence fee||$150|
Payment of Tuition and Fees
Program Registration. Payment of the $200 registration fee is due within 5 business days upon receipt of acceptance offer. Failure to remit the registration fee may result in the withdrawal of acceptance into the program. The first tuition payment is due no later than 30 days after issuance of the acceptance letter. Students will not receive orientation materials or be allowed to participate in orientation events prior to payment of the tuition.
Continuing Students. For continuing students paying tuition by semester, payments are due on the following schedule:
- November 1 for January semester
- March 1 for May semester
- July 1 for September semester
Payments not received within 30 days will be subject to a late tuition fee of $250. If payments are not received by start of semester, payment of a late registration fee will also be required. Course access will not be provided until accounts are up to date.
New classes start January, February, May, June, August, and October.
Students are responsible for ensuring they have the computer, Internet connection, and any required supplies or software programs for specific classes. Software discounts for Adobe Creative Cloud are available for enrolled students. Some program will require additional art supplies, such as a digital camera, video camera, or drawing/painting supplies.
Welcome to the digital age, where no textbooks are required. All coursework and materials required to complete vocational programs are provided in an online learning environment, including orientation materials, lectures, exercises, discussion forums, videos, and multimedia tools. Tuition includes a digital materials fee for updates to course or program content.
Undergraduate Certificate programs are approved for Federal Financial Aid. Eligible students may be able to use Pell Grants, Federal Direct Loans, or Federal Direct PLUS Loans to support their education costs.
Depending on your eligibility, you may be able to finance your Associate Degree program in one of the following ways. Ask an Admissions Advisor for more information.