Estimate your costs There are a number of factors that go into calculating the net costs of a year at MCAD, from housing to tuition, to books and other fees, each educational experience is a little different. Qualifying for financial aid will also adjust your costs. Use our calculator below to estimate your true education costs. This calculator is for first-year students. If you are transferring college credit, please use the Tuition Calculator for Transfer Students. Your browser must support iframes to view this Calculator.