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Apr 17, 2014

Design major gets zombie's reception at her former school

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Mar 15, 2014 @ MOCA Cleveland in Cleveland, OH

CIA's Traveling Sketchbooks make a last stop at MOCA

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Apr 16, 2014

Alumnus and superhero comics writer Brian Bendis visits CIA

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Mar 28, 2014

Dinner by Design Art of the Table, and a runway show

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Come out and celebrate CIA ingenuity with us tonight in University Circle Inc.! Join us for the Spring Illustration + Animation Show opening reception, the Spring Design Show opening reception, and NEO: A Runway Show. All events are free and open to the public. See more details at www.cia.edu/springshows.

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Apr 15, 2014

Students win $11,000 in Dealer Tire art competition

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Mar 28, 2014

The Accident: Recent Work by Nicky Nodjoumi

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Apr 11, 2014

Romanian visiting artist brings new perspective to CIA

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Apr 22, 2014

2014 Spring Illustration + Animation Show

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Apr 22, 2014

4/24-27: Bernard Hermann weekend with CITIZEN KANE, MARNIE & more!

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Aug 20, 2013

CIA named one of the "Best in the Midwest"

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Apr 22, 2014 @ Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland in Cleveland, OH

2014 Spring Design Show

Admissions . Tuition + Fees . Cost of Attendance 

Cost of Attendance

2013-14 Cost of Attendance Financial Aid Budgets

Cost of attendance is the combination of direct and indirect costs associated with attending college. It is used with the calculated estimated family contribution (EFC) from data reported on the 2013-14 FAFSA to determine financial aid eligibility. You may receive financial aid including student loans up to the total cost of attendance. Financial aid disbursed to your account in excess of your direct costs will be refunded back to you. 

2013-14 Financial Aid On-Campus Cost of Attendance
for Incoming Students

The items for the financial aid cost of attendance for the 2013-14 academic year for incoming students who are charged the orientation fee and are living on-campus in a double room in Taplin Hall with a 14 meal planare listed below:

Direct CostsFallSpringTotal
Tuition 17135 17135 34270
Fees* 1207 1032 2239
Room (Double Room in Taplin Hall) 3456 3456 6912
Board (14 meals + $200 CaseCash) 2610 2610 5220
Direct Costs Sub-Total 24408 24233 48641
Indirect Expenses
Books 1050 1050 2100
Transportation 725 725 1450
Personal Expenses 1000 1000 2000
Indirect Expenses Sub-Total 2775 2775 5550
   
Cost of Attendance Total 27183 27008 54191


2013-14 Financial Aid On-Campus Cost of Attendance
for Returning Students

The items for the financial aid cost of attendance for the 2013-14 academic year for currently enrolled students who are living on-campus in a double room in Taplin Hall with a 14 meal plan are listed below:

Direct CostsFallSpringTotal
Tuition 17135 17135 34270
Fees* 1032 1032 2064
Room (Double Room in Taplin Hall) 3456 3456 6912
Board (14 meals + $200 CaseCash) 2610 2610 5220
Direct Costs Sub-Total 24233 24233 48466
Indirect Expenses
Books 1050 1050 2100
Transportation 725 725 1450
Personal Expenses 1000 1000 2000
Indirect Expenses Sub-Total 2775 2775 5550
   
Cost of Attendance Total 27008 27008 54016


2013-14 Financial Aid Cost of Attendance for Incoming
Commuter Students

The items for the financial aid cost of attendance for the 2013-14 academic year for incoming students who are commuting from the home of their parents/relatives are listed below:

Direct CostsFallSpringTotal
Tuition 17135 17135 34270
Fees* 1207 1032 2239
Direct Costs Sub-Total 18342 18167 36509
Indirect Expenses
Room 1105 1105 2210
Board 925 925 1850
Books and Supplies 1050 1050 2100
Transportation 950 950 1900
Personal Expenses 1020 1020 2040
Indirect Expenses Sub-Total 5050 5050 10100
   
Cost of Attendance Total 23392 23217 46609

 

2013-14 Financial Aid Cost of Attendance for Currently Enrolled Commuter Students

The items for the financial aid cost of attendance for the 2013-14 academic year for students commuting from the home of their parents/relatives are listed below:

Direct CostsFallSpringTotal
Tuition 17135 17135 34270
Fees* 1032 1032 2064
Direct Costs Sub-Total 18167 18167 36334
Indirect Expenses
Room 1105 1105 2210
Board 925 925 1850
Books 1050 1050 2100
Transportation 950 950 1900
Personal Expenses 1020 1020 2040
Indirect Expenses Sub-Total 5050 5050 10100
   
Cost of Attendance Total 23217 23217 46434


2013-14 Financial Aid Cost of Attendance for Currently Enrolled Students Living in an Off-Campus Rental Unit

The items for the financial aid cost of attendance for the 2013-14 academic year for currently enrolled students commuting from an off-campus apartment rental unit are listed below:

Direct CostsFallSpringTotal
Tuition 17135 17135 34270
Fees* 1032 1032 2064
Direct Costs Sub-Total 18167 18167 36334
Indirect Expenses
Room 2088 2087 4175
Board 1850 1850 3700
Books and Supplies 1050 1050 2100
Transportation 1013 1012 2025
Personal Expenses 1275 1275 2550
Indirect Expenses Sub-Total 7276 7274 14550
   
Cost of Attendance Total 25443 25441 50884


*Fees include the following types and amounts:

Type of FeeFallSpringTotal
Lab Fee 335 335 670
Technology Fee 370 370 740
Health Service Fee 212 212 424
Student Activity Fee 115 115 230
Orientation Fee 175   175
   
Total 1207 1032 2239

 

Direct Costs 

All students are sent a bill from the Office of Student Accounts each semester which includes tuition based on full-time enrollment ($17,135 each semester) and also mandatory institutional fees including lab fees ($335 each semester), technology fees (between $370 - $650 each semester), health service fees ($212 each semester), student activity fees ($115 each semester), and the orientation fee ($175 Fall semester only).

All students staying in a double occupancy room in Taplin Hall who choose the standard 14-meal plan with $200 Case Cash will be billed $3,456 each semester for their room and $2,810 each semester for their meal plan.

Indirect Costs  

Books and supplies, transportation, and personal expenses are not costs that each student will be billed for through CIA. However, these expenses are associated with attending CIA and are included in the cost of attendance. Students, who live off campus and commute from their parent's or relative's home or from an apartment or other type of rental unit, will also have food and other expenses that are included in the cost of attendance. 

On-Campus Cost of Attendance for Incoming Students

If you plan to live on-campus, the total cost of attendance is $54,191. This amount includes direct costs of tuition, fees, room (double occupancy room in Taplin), and board (14 meals plus $200 Case Cash) for $48,641, and allowances for other costs students residing on campus typically have.

Financial Aid Cost of Attendance for Incoming Commuter Students

If you are an incoming commuter living with a parent or a relative, the total cost of attendance is $46,609. It is $175 less if you are a currently enrolled student who will be commuting from the home of a parent or relative. This amount includes direct costs of tuition and fees of $36,509 for incoming commuter students ($36,334 for currently enrolled commuter students) and other costs commuters typically have. 

Cost of Attendance for Currently Enrolled Students Living in an Off-Campus Rental Unit 

If you are a commuter student living with a parent or a relative, the total cost of attendance is $50,884. This amount includes direct costs of tuition and fees of $36,334 and other allowances for rent, meals, utilities, and other costs associated with living in an off-campus rental unit.

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Office of Financial Aid

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Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm

Address 
11141 East Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44106

Phone: 216.421.7425 or 800.223.4700
Fax: 216.754.3634
Emailfinancialaid@cia.edu

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