Tuition and Fees

2017-2018 Tuition and Fees

Total Tuition, 2016-2017 $35,406
Total Fees, 2016-2017 $2,700
Breakdown of Fees:
Student Activity Fee $100
Lab / Facility Fee $1,200
Matriculation Fee (1st year only) $200
Graduation Fee (2nd year only) $200
Health Insurance* $1,144

*Health Insurance is mandatory. All international students (F-1) are required to purchase Cranbrook’s health insurance. Domestic students who submit proof of comparable health insurance may waive the Cranbrook Academy of Art Health Insurance; total fees will decrease by the cost of the waived insurance.

Important:  Click here for withdrawal policies, refund policies, and Return of Title IV Funds policies.

For a detailed estimate of the cost of study, click here for the 2017-2018 Cost of Study .

New students are required to submit a non-refundable $1,000 Studio Deposit, payable within two weeks of an offer of admission; this deposit is applied to first-semester tuition charges. The $200 Dormitory Deposit, required to reserve a room in the dorms, is also non-refundable.

Tuition and Fees are payable in full on or before the first day of the fall semester. Cranbrook Academy of Art is unable to offer a payment plan.

Payment of Tuition, Fees, and Student Charges

Account statements (invoices), which include tuition, fees, and any required deposits are provided to enrolled students in July (fall semester) and November (spring semester). The full annual amount of Health Insurance is charged each fall semester. The Matriculation Fee is charged to 1st year students in Fall semester, and the Graduation Fee is charged to 2nd year students in their final semester. Invoices for fall semester are mailed or emailed to students each July. Invoices for spring semester are placed in the student’s campus mailbox in November.

If applicable, the semester portion of grants and scholarships will be reflected on the account statement. Students borrowing loans will not see their loan amounts reflected on their invoices. A Loan Confirmation, indicating the net loan amount that will be applied to the student’s account for the semester, is provided to each borrower prior to the start of the semester. Students are asked to retain the Loan Confirmation for reference; the amount of the net loan disbursement listed on the Loan Confirmation may be deducted from the balance due listed on the student’s invoice.

Payment in full is due on or before the first day of each semester; Cranbrook Academy of Art is unable to offer a payment plan. A late charge of $25 is assessed for any payments received after the first day of the semester, and subsequent late fees may be charged for unpaid balances. Payments may be made by personal check, cashier’s check, traveler’s check, money order, wire transfer, or cash. See below for detailed payment instructions. Credit cards are not accepted for payment of student charges, with the exception of the $1,000 Studio Deposit only.

Any charges made to student accounts during the academic year are billed monthly. Student account statements, including notification of past due balances, are placed in students’ campus mailboxes monthly and are payable within 30 days of the billing date. Students are responsible for checking their mailboxes on a regular basis.

Payment Instructions

Payments can be made at the front desk of the CAA Office or may be sent to the address on the billing statement. Any payment not received in the office by the due date will result in a late fee or late charge. Payments sent but not received by the due date will be considered late.

When wiring funds as payment, please consider any wire transfer fees from your bank in order to be sure you are wiring the correct and total amount to Cranbrook. If bank fees are charged from your payment, it may result in a balance remaining on your account which could then incur a late fee. Wire transfer instructions will be sent to all admitted and enrolled students and are also available on this website on the Intranet. Please contact the CAA Office with any questions related to payments: (248) 645-3300.



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