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The cost to attend SCI-Arc includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, and living expenses. Regardless of financial circumstances, financing options exist.

The cost of living expenses will vary depending upon living arrangements, whether students live at home or independently in an off-campus apartment or house. Students can use the College Board Net Price Calculator to determine eligibility for financial aid and estimate out-of-pocket expenses.

For all undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate students, full-time enrollment requires a minimum course load of one studio course and three seminar classes (15 units) and covers a maximum of one studio and four seminars (18 units). The maximum load of credits a student may take in one semester is 21, and additional tuition will be charged for any units beyond 18. Students attend an average of two terms per year. Tuition and fees are subject to change.

2021/22 Tuition & Fees (Per Semester)

Tuition

$23,908.00

Administrative Fee

$500.00

Student Union Fee

$50.00

Lab Fee

$50.00

Total

$24,508.00

Student Health Insurance Plan*

$2,000** (annual)

*SCI-Arc requires that all full-time and part-time degree-seeking students who are enrolled in academic units have health insurance coverage. The additional $2,000 annual SCI-Arc Student Health Insurance fee is required.

Health insurance coverage and associated fee can be waived upon proof of comparable health insurance.

**estimate only- subject to change

For questions regarding Student Health Insurance, please contact:
Tea Bogue, Student Services Specialist
tea_bogue@sciarc.edu
213.356.5388

Additional Expenses*

Books and Supplies

$1,050.00

Room & Board

$6,720.00

Loan Fees

$250.00

Transportation

$740.00

Miscellaneous

$5,500.00

Total

$14,260.00

Overall Estimated Expenses (per semester)

$40,768.00

*The additional expenses are estimates calculated for an unmarried student for a one semester (four month) period. These figures should be used only as a guideline. Travel to and from California is not included.

Fall 2020 ONLY Tuition & Fees

Tuition

$23,439

Administrative Fee

$250

Total

$23,689

Student Health Insurance Plan*

$1,587 (annual)

*SCI-Arc requires that all full-time and part-time degree-seeking students who are enrolled in academic units have health insurance coverage. The additional $1,587 annual SCI-Arc Student Health Insurance fee is required.

Summer 2020 ONLY Tuition & Fees

Tuition

$22,646.00

Administrative Fee

$500.00

Total Tuition and fees

$23,146.00

*Student Union and Lab fees are waived for Summer 2020 semester only*

Student Health Insurance Plan: $1,800.00 (Annual)

SCI-Arc requires that all full-time and part-time degree-seeking students who are enrolled in academic units have health insurance coverage. The additional $1,800.00 annual SCI-Arc Student Health Insurance fee is required.

Health insurance coverage and associated fee can be waived upon proof of comparable health insurance.

Additional Expenses

Course Supplies & Books

$2,100.00

Room & Board

$6,600.00

Loan Fees

$215.00

Transportation

$740.00

Miscellaneous

$4,075

Total

$13,730.00

Overall Total

Total Tuition, Fees & Estimated Expenses (per semester)

$36,876.00

The additional expenses are estimates calculated for an unmarried student for a one semester (four month) period. These figures should be used only as a guideline. Travel to and from California is not included.

2020 Summer Programs Tuition for New Students

Design Immersion Days (DID)

$1,750.00

Making & Meaning

$750.00 (1st 2 week session) $750.00 (2nd 2 week session) $1,500.00 (Total for both)

English as Second Language (ESL)

$3,350.00

Introduction to Digital Design (IDD)

$1600.00