Tuition & Fees

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

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

2023-2024 Tuition Rates for Undergraduates

Cost Breakdown Rate
Cost Per Semester $26,580
Full-Time - Academic Year* $53,180
Part-Time - Per Credit Hour $2,215

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


On-campus costs include utilities, local telephone service, and high-speed Internet access; Meyerhoff House residents also have cable TV.

Item Cost
On-Campus Single for a single bedroom in an apartment $6,590/semester
On-Campus Double for a shared bedroom in an apartment $5,930/semester
Housing Damage Deposit $75

The Housing Agreement is made for an academic year unless the student moves into housing mid-year. Should a student move from the residence hall at any time while under the agreement, the remainder of the rent for the term(s) will be billed to the student's account. For more specific information, please review the Housing Agreement form or consult with the Office of Residence Life and Off-Campus Housing. A percentage of board may be refunded based on the date of official withdrawal from the College.

Off-campus housing is estimate is $13,610 per year.

Meal Plan Cost
200 Meal Plan (14 meals/week* with $75 Dining Dollars) $2,260/semester
150 Meal Plan (10 meals/week* with $125 Dining Dollars)


100 Meal Plan (7 meals/week* with $135 Dining Dollars) $1,515/semester
75 Meal Plan (5 meals/week* with $80 Dining Dollars) $1,170/semester

* Approximately

Our meal plans are designed specifically to match the lifestyle of artists. They're also your best buy for eating on campus-you always get more for your dollar when you use a block meal rather than purchasing the same items à la carte.

Breakfast is served both à la carte and "all-you-care-to-eat." A la carte and block meal selections are available in both the Meyerhoff House Dining Room and at Café Doris, located in the Fox Building. Lunch and dinner in the Meyerhoff House Dining Room during the week and all weekend meals (brunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday) are "all-you-care-to-eat."

In addition to the block meals, meal plans include "dining dollars." These provide the greatest value when used for a cup of coffee or a snack between classes. Dining dollars are exclusively for food at Meyerhoff House Dining Room, and Café Doris, and may be redeemed without using a block meal.

First-year students are required to select meal plans of 150 or greater. Students may change, add, or drop meal plans within the first week of each semester. However, once the meal plan change period has expired, students will not be able to drop or reduce plans. Unused block meals will be forfeited at the end of each semester. Dining dollars carry over from fall to spring semester but are forfeited at the end of the year. Please note that even if you live off-campus, you can still sign up for a meal plan.

Basic Fees

Fee Cost
Orientation Fee (mandatory for all entering students) $210 one-time fee
Student Life Fee (mandatory) $1,250/academic year
Technology Fee (mandatory) $740/academic year
Health Insurance Fee for Fall/Spring/Summer (charge reversed with proof of personal insurance coverage and hard waiver) $2,086 /academic year
Health Insurance Fee (exchange program Fall only) $970
Health Insurance Fee (Spring/Summer) $1,285
Security Deposit (mandatory for all entering students) $150 one-time refundable deposit

MICA Student Life

The Student Life fee supports a wide variety of resources and programs that support student wellness and strengthen the co-curricular experience. This fee allows most campus events to be free for students, and the remainder is provided at a reduced cost. This fee supports MICA Fitness and Student Counseling and enables students to have free access to both resources. Additionally, students have access to free care at MICA Student Health Services, although there is a cost for some services and tests. The Student Life fee also helps support other critical functions such as the College's Evening Shuttle service.

Optional Fees

Annual Parking Permits

Item Fee
Non-resident "General" Student Parking Permit $120/year Station Lot
"Resident" Parking Permit $200/year Founders Green Lot

Administrative Fees + Deposits

Item Fee
Undergraduate Admissions Deposit (non-refundable, applied to tuition) $450
Housing Deposit $550
Transcripts (official electronic) $3
Transcripts (official printed) $5

Application Fees (nonrefundable)

Item Fee
Undergraduate $60