Cost | Minneapolis College of Art and Design


Review the full cost of an MCAD education, prior to your financial aid.

2021/22 Academic Year

Tuition Per Semester Per Year
12-18 Credits $20,672 $41,344
1 Credit (if fewer than 12 or more than 18) $1,723 (fall, spring)
$1,068 (summer)
Fees Per Semester Per Year
Student Activity Fee $100 $200
Technology Fee $125 $250
Health Insurance (waived with proof of personal insurance) $1,534.50 $3,069
Textbooks and Supplies (estimated) $1,530 $3,060
On-Campus Housing Per Semester Per Year
Housing Deposit N/A $350
Apartment Rental (per student, duration of 2020/21 academic year) $1,840-$4,475* $3,680-$8,950**

*Anticipated Premium

**Rental charges for student apartments vary based on type of unit, number of occupants, and whether the unit is furnished or unfurnished. Listed apartment rental charge is per student and includes internet service and all utilities, except long-distance phone service. Domestic MFA students may apply for on-campus housing, but please note that priority is given to undergraduate and international students. Contact the Housing Office at for more information.

Financial Aid

Several financial aid options are available to Master of Fine Arts students, such as grants, scholarships, graduate assistantships, and more.