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.

2017-18 Undergraduate Annual Cost of Attendance

Tuition and fees for one year $33,100
Housing (estimated based on Fogelman and Metz Hall) $6,890
Food (estimated) $2,000
Art supplies and books (estimated) $1,650
Transportation (estimated) $1,500
Personal expenses (estimated) $1,500
TOTAL $46,670

2017-18 Housing Annual Costs

Fogelman or Metz Halls $6,890
At the Park $5,300
Overton House $5,300
Parkside $5,820
Parkside efficiency $6,330

2017-18 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 $4,050
Semester fees (not prorated) $365

2017-18 Graduate (MFA/Art Education Traditional MAT Students’) Annual Cost of Attendance

Tuition and fees for one year $34,690
Housing (estimated based on Fogelman and Metz Hall) $6,890
Food (estimated) $2,000
Art supplies and books (estimated) $2,450
Transportation (estimated) $1,950
Personal expenses (estimated) $1,950
TOTAL $49,930

2017-18 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 $4,245
Semester fees (not prorated) $365

2017-18 Graduate Art Education Teaching Professionals (MAArtEd, MAT, Transitional Licensure students) Per Course Cost of Attendance

Tuition for K-12 teaching professionals $695 per credit hour
$2,085 per 3-hour class
Semester Fees 9 hours to full-time $365
6 hours $260
3 hours $130

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

2018 Summer Costs

Undergraduate/Graduate Tuition per course $2,410
Tuition for K-12 teaching professionals $695 per credit hour
$2,085 per 3-hour class
Semester Fees 9 hours to full-time $365
6 hours $260
3 hours $130

2018 Summer Housing Costs

Per 5 week session $1,100
Whole summer $2,190

 

 

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