Tuition & Fees

2024-2025 Tuition and Fees

*Tuition & Fees vary by class year.

Class of 2025 Class of 2026
Total Tuition $44,450 $46,450
Total Fees $1,823 $1,823
Breakdown of Fees:
Student Activity Fee $100 $100
Lab / Facility Fee $1,473 $1,473
Matriculation Fee (1st year only) $0 $250
Graduation Fee $225 $225
Additional Fee (see below):  Health Insurance $2,144 $2,144

*All international students (F-1) are required to purchase Cranbrook’s health insurance. Domestic students are eligible to purchase Cranbrook’s health insurance; details are provided to all students. 

The total Cost of Study includes estimates for housing and food, supplies, transportation, and personal expenses. Actual costs incurred by students for these expenses will vary; careful budgeting will keep these costs to a minimum.
Cost of Attendance; Returning Students, Class of 2025
Cost of Attendance; New Students, Class of 2026

Refund Policy

Cranbrook Academy of Art’s tuition refund policy determines how much tuition is refunded when a student withdraws from the program, which can only be attended on a full-time basis. The schedule below shows the amount refunded, depending upon when a student withdraws.

Tuition is refundable according to the following schedule:

Prior to the first day of class, 100% refund;
Week 1, 80% refund;
Week 2, 60% refund;
Week 3, 40% refund;
Week 4, 20% refund;
after Week 4, no refund.

Cranbrook Academy of Art need-based grants will be deducted from total tuition charges when determining student responsibility for purposes of refunds. Merit scholarships are revoked if a student withdraws; the scholarship amount will be added back to the student’s charges when determining any refund and may result in a student owing a balance.

Fees are considered administrative or consumable; as such, they are not refundable. This includes the Student Activity Fee, Lab / Facility Fee, Matriculation Fee, and Graduation Fee. The Health Insurance Fee is only refundable if the student officially notifies the registrar of their withdrawal prior to October 1st.

Withdrawal Policy

Withdrawal Policy

All withdrawal notifications must be submitted in writing to administration via the Registrar, who will determine the official withdrawal date. Tuition is refunded based on the official date of withdrawal. (Note: Failure to attend or mere verbal notification prior to the start of the term will not be regarded as official notice of withdrawal.)

Payment of Tuition, Fees, and Student Charges

Payment for semester charges is due by the first day of classes each semester; late fees are assessed. Monthly billing invoices are provided to student with outstanding balances and current charges on their student accounts. Methods of payment: personal checks, cashier’s checks, money orders, cash, Flywire (for international payments). Students will be provided with appropriate instructions.