Financial Aid and Costs

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  • 97% of MCAD students receive financial assistance

  • We award more than $9 million in aid every year

  • MCAD tuition is below the national average for art colleges


The idea of paying for college can seem overwhelming, but at MCAD the reality of it doesn't have to be. If you are committed to studying art and design, you will find we are just as committed to helping you afford an MCAD education.

We invite you to explore the cost of attendance as well as the financial aid opportunities—scholarships, grants, loans, work-study—available to you as an MCAD student. Should you have any questions, please contact us at

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Plus, check out this infographic about the perks of going to private college in Minnesota—it costs less than you think!


We look forward to helping you invest in your future!