tuition and fees

 

Tuition represents the most significant cost of attending SFAI, but is often reduced or managed by varying forms of financial aid. The costs of tuition and fees are established annually and are subject to change.

Students who fail to pay in full or make the necessary arrangements for payment before the tuition payment deadline will not be permitted to continue attending classes. 

2014–2015 BA, BFA, and Non-degree Students (Undergraduate)

  1-11 units 12-15 units per semester Over 15 units per semester
Tuition per Semester $1,718 for each unit taken $19,613 flat rate $19,613 flat rate, plus $1,718 for each unit taken above 15 units

2014-2015 Post-Baccalaureate (PB), MA, and MFA Students (Graduate)

  1-11 units 12-15 units per semester Over 15 units per semester
Tuition per Semester $1,805 for each unit taken $20,550 flat rate $20,550 flat rate, plus $1,805 for each unit taken above 15 units

2014-2015 Low-Residency MFA Students (Graduate)

  1-11 units 12-15 units per semester Over 15 units per semester
Tuition per Semester $1,805 for each unit taken $20,550 flat rate $20,550 flat rate, plus $1,805 for each unit taken above 15 units

Fees

  • Student Activity fee is $35 per semester.
  • Materials fee is $200 per semester for all MFA, MFA/MA dual degree, BFA, and Post-Baccalaureate students enrolled in six or more units. Materials fee is $50 for BA students enrolled in six or more units.
  • Technology fee is $200 per semester for all students enrolled in six or more units.
  • Courses that involve off-campus travel and courses with special materials requirements carry special fees that are charged upon enrollment. See course descriptions for details. All study/travel courses require a $500 nonrefundable deposit at the time of registration.
  • Facilities fees are $300 for students who are not enrolled in summer courses but would like to use SFAI's facilities over the summer.
  • Commencement fee is $100 for all graduating students.

MFA Fees

  • MFA Graduate Exhibition and catalogue: $300
  • MFA Final Review (charged only to students not enrolled in classes): $300

Fees for Exchange Students

  • Incoming exchange students pay the Materials fee, Technology fee, and Student Activity fee prior to registration.
  • Outgoing SFAI students do not pay the Materials fee, Technology fee, or Student Activity fee to SFAI. However, if fees are assessed by the foreign institution, the outgoing SFAI student will be responsible for paying those fees to the foreign institution in full.