Costs

Costs

Memphis College of Art provides budget estimates for the cost of attending MCA for one academic year. The budget for living in the student residences includes tuition and fees, the cost of student housing (in the most expensive of MCA housing options), living expenses including food, transportation, books and art supplies, and personal expenses such as clothing. All budget costs outside of tuition and fees are estimated and therefore can vary according to preference and lifestyle.

The cost of a private school education is an investment in your future. To make your education affordable we encourage all students to apply for federal, state, and institutional financial aid along with outside scholarships for which you may be eligible. See our information on outside scholarship search tips under Scholarship Resources.

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As a private college, MCA does not have an in-state or out-of-state tuition cost. The price is the same for all applicants.

2016-17 Undergraduate Annual Cost of Attendance

Tuition and fees for one year $31,700
Housing (estimated based on Fogelman and Metz Hall) $6,750
Food (estimated) $2,000
Art supplies and books (estimated) $1,650
Transportation (estimated) $1,500
Personal expenses (estimated) $1,500
TOTAL $45,100

2016-17 Housing Annual Costs

Fogelman or Metz Halls $6,750
At the Park $5,200
Overton House $5,200
Parkside $5,700
Parkside efficiency $6,200

2016-17 Undergraduate Part-Time Costs

Undergraduate tuition and cost of attendance amounts will be prorated for part-time attendance. Cost of attendance is prorated at ¾ time, ½ time, and ¼ time. Tuition is charged per course (see below). Undergraduate fees are not prorated.

Tuition per 3 credit hour class $3,785
Semester fees (not prorated) $350

2016-17 Graduate (MFA/Art Education Traditional MAT Students’) Annual Cost of Attendance

Tuition and fees for one year $32,400
Housing (estimated based on Fogelman and Metz Hall) $6,750
Food (estimated) $2,000
Art supplies and books (estimated) $2,450
Transportation (estimated) $1,950
Personal expenses (estimated) $1,950
TOTAL $47,500

2016-17 Graduate Part-Time Costs

Graduate tuition and cost of attendance amounts will be prorated for part-time attendance. Cost of attendance is prorated at ¾ time, ½ time, and ¼ time. Tuition is charged per course (see below). Graduate MFA and MAT Traditional fees are not prorated.

Tuition per 3 credit hour class $4,050
Semester fees (not prorated) $350

2016-17 Graduate Art Education Teaching Professionals (MAArtEd, MAT, Transitional Licensure students) Per Course Cost of Attendance

Tuition for K-12 teaching professionals $665 per credit hour
$1,995 per 3-hour class
Semester Fees 9 hours to full-time $350
6 hours $250
3 hours $125

Federal student loans can be available for graduate art education teaching professionals who take six or more credit hours in a term.

2017 Summer Costs

Undergraduate/Graduate Tuition per course $2,305
Tuition for K-12 teaching professionals $665 per credit hour
$1,995 per 3-hour class
Semester Fees 9 hours to full-time $350
6 hours $250
3 hours $125

2017 Summer Housing Costs

Per 3 week session $540
Whole summer $2,150

 

 

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