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Tuition & Fees

Tuition and fees must be paid to Student Account Services on the payment due date. Failure to meet the payment due date may result in cancellation of enrollment and registration and the imposition of a late fee.

Students and/or their families will be notified in writing each spring of the tuition rates for the coming academic year.

Tuition and Fees for Fall/Spring Graduate Programs

  • Community Arts MFA
  • Curatorial Practices MFA
  • Graphic Design MFA
  • Illustration MFA
  • Hoffberger School of Painting MFA
  • Mt. Royal School of Art MFA
  • Photographic and Electronic Media MFA
  • Rinehart School of Sculpture MFA
  • Social Design MA
  • Teaching MAT

2014-2015 Tuition for above programs

Per Semester $20,425
Per Credit Hour          $1,700
Academic year $40,850

* covers 12.0 to 19.5 credits—additional tuition charges apply when credits taken exceeds 19.5

Required Fees

Student Life Fee (mandatory) $480/semester
Technology Fee (mandatory) $290/semester
Security Deposit (mandatory for all entering students) $150 one-time fee

Health Insurance

Student not covered under a health insurance plan are required to participate in MICA's health insurance program.

Academic Year Coverage (August - July) $1,618
Spring Semester only Coverage (Jan - July)  $1,008


Graduate Admission Deposit (nonrefundable, applied to tuition) $500

Optional Fees

Annual Parking Permits

Non-resident "General" Student Parking Permit $120 per year, $60 per semester
"Resident" Parking Permit $200 per year, $100 per semester

Meal Plans

Meal PlanCost
200 Meal Plan (14 meals/week* with $75 Dining Dollars) $1,720/semester
150 Meal Plan (10 meals/week* with $125 Dining Dollars) $1,450/semester
100 Meal Plan (7 meals/week* with $135 Dining Dollars) $1,170/semester
75 Meal Plan (5 meals/week* with $80 Dining Dollars) $895/semester

* Approximately

Penalty Fees

Late Registration for Classes $100
Late Enrollment Fee $100
Late Payment Fee (initially) 2.5% of balance due
Returned Check Fee $25
Lost, Stolen, or Damaged ID $25
Damage Deposit (refundable) $250

MICA Campus Safety Fees

Fire Lane (automatic tow) $50
Disabled Persons (automatic tow) $50
No Valid Parking Permit $25
No Parking Area $25
Reserved Space (without permit) $25
Obstructing a Driveway or a Motor Vehicle $25