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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.

2022-2023 Tuition and Fees for Students (Per Semester)

Tuition

$24,745.00

Administrative Fee

$550.00

Student Union Fee

$50.00

Lab Fee

$100.00

Total

$25,445.00

Student Health Insurance Plan*

$1,900.00 (Annual) estimate only—subject to change

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 $1,900.00 annual SCI-Arc Student Health Insurance fee is mandatory.

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

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

Additional Expenses*

Course Supplies and Books

$1,180.00

Room and Board

$6,960.00

Loan Fees

$250.00

Transportation

$780.00

Miscellaneous

$5,640.00

Total additional expenses

$16,710.00

Overall Total

Total Tuition, Fees, and Estimated Expenses (per semester)

$42,155.00

*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.

Summer 2022 Tuition & Fees Only

Tuition

$23,908.00

Administrative Fee

$500.00

Student Union Fee

$50.00

Lab Fee

$50.00

Total

$24,508.00

Additional Expenses

Course Supplies and Books

$1,050.00

Room and Board

$6,720.00

Loan Fees

$250.00

Transportation

$740.00

Miscellaneous

$5,500.00

Total

$14,260.00

Overall Total

Total Tuition, Fees, and Estimated Expenses (Summer 2022)

$38,768.00

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.

2022 Summer Programs Tuition

Making+Meaning

$3,350.00

Design Immersion Days (DID)

$3,350.00

English as Second Language (ESL)

$3,350.00

Introduction to Digital Design (IDD)

$1,600.00

Transfer Seminar

$1,600.00