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Degree Program Admissions

Tuition and Payment Options

Our Bachelor’s and Associate Degree programs help you build the perfect platform for your creative career. For seven years in a row, our degree program students have 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.

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Tuition and Fees

Effective July 1, 2020, the tuition and standards fees for full-time students in Bachelor’s and Associate Degree programs are as follows:

Degree Programs
$75 application fee
$200 registration fee
$435 per credit tuition
$5,220 per semester tuition
$15,660 per year tuition
$31,320 total program tuition (Associate)
$52,200 total program tuition (Bachelor's)

* Registration fees are nonrefundable after 5 days from the scheduled beginning of program orientation. Application fees are required to have your application reviewed. Registration fees are required to process your enrollment in the program.

Per-credit tuition for part-time students is the same as for full-time students.

General Fees

The following general fees may be applicable to Associate Degree students.

Degree Program Fees 
Application fee$75
Registration fee$200
Late tuition fee$250
Per exam proctoring fee - payable to ProctorU$22.50
Leave of absence fee$150
Course retake fee (on third attempt)$150
Program change fee$150
Program reenrollment fee$150
Transcript fee$20
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 April semester
  • July 1 for August 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.

Academic Calendar

New classes start in January, April, and August—or you can take advantage of mid-term start options in February, June, and September.

See Academic Calendar

Program Materials

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.

Please check BFA and AOS program pages for information on specific requirements: Graphic Design BFA, AOS in Graphic Design, Web Design, Digital Media, Illustration, Advertising Design, Digital Photography.

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.

Financial Aid

Specific degree level 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.

Tuition Assistance

Depending on your eligibility, you may be able to finance your degree program in one of the following ways. Ask an Admissions Advisor for more information.

GI Bill

The GI Bill® provides education financial support to U.S. military veterans and their families.


Sessions College provides $500-$2,000 scholarships to exemplary applicants in six nontraditional student categories.

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