Visual Communications

Tuition

Students with prior degrees or completed college coursework may contact the Office of Admissions to discuss transferability and appropriate tuition adjustments.

Tuition and graduation fees for second year [for any two-year programs] will be based upon the prevailing tuition rate at time of acceptance and completion of second year enrollment forms. A change in major will result in a change in cost.

Tuition Schedule

Effective July 1, 2015 through October 31, 2015.

1st academic year [45 units]  
Tuition$29,355
Books & applicable sales taxes$1,000
Supplies & applicable sales taxes$894
Course-related Resources$371
Matriculation Fee$100
Student Association Fee$270
Studio/Lab Usage Fee$500
Sub-Total$32,490
2nd academic year [45 units]  
Tuition$29,355
Books & applicable sales taxes$890
Supplies & applicable sales taxes$561
Course-related Resources$934
Student Association Fee$270
Studio/Lab Usage Fee$500
Graduation Fee$250
Sub-Total$32,760
1 academic year [60 units]  
Tuition$33,025
Books & applicable sales taxes$1,106
Supplies & applicable sales taxes$1,456
Course-related Resources$953
Matriculation Fee$100
Student Association Fee$335
Studio/Lab Usage Fee$500
Graduation Fee$250
Sub-Total$37,725
Application and Enrollment Fees Schedule for All Students
These fees are in addition to the above total and are non-refundable. Refer to appropriate application fees schedule below.

Application Fee (non-refundable) $25
Enrollment Fee (non-refundable, due upon acceptance) $200
Total $225
Application Fee (non-refundable) $25
Enrollment Fee (non-refundable, due upon acceptance) $200
Additional Out-of-State Fee (refundable, due prior to registration) $150
Total $375
Application Fee (non-refundable) $25
Enrollment Fee (non-refundable, due upon acceptance) $200
Additional International Fee (refundable, due prior to registration) $300
Total $525
Explanation of Fees
  1. The student agrees to pay the non-refundable Application Fee of $25 along with the Application form. This application does not obligate the student or FIDM in any way. Enrollment and financial arrangements will be completed upon acceptance.
  2. The $200 non-refundable Enrollment Fee should also be submitted as a separate check or money order prior to determining the student's acceptance for Out-of-State and International students. It will be returned if the student is not accepted.

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