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

Charges for the second year (of any two-year program) will be based upon the prevailing cost at the time of acceptance and completion of second year enrollment forms. A change in major will result in a change in cost.

Associate of Arts (A.A.)

Associate of Arts tuition fee schedule.
  1st academic year [45 units]

Effective November 1, 2021

2nd academic year [45 units]

Effective November 1, 2021

Tuition $31,500 $31,500
Books & applicable sales taxes $955 $859
Supplies & applicable sales taxes $795 $45
Course-related Resources $601 $650
Matriculation Fee $100
Student Association Fee $315 $315
Studio/Lab Usage Fee $810 $810
Graduation Fee $250
Sub-Total $35,076 $34,429


Books & Supplies Policy


Initial and Final Application Fee Schedules for All First-Time Students

These fees are in addition to the above total and are non-refundable. Refer to appropriate Application Fee Schedule below.

Application Fee Schedule
In-State StudentOut-of-State StudentInternational Student
Initial Application Fee (non-refundable)$25$25$25
Final Application Fee (non-refundable, due upon acceptance)$200$200$200
Additional Out-of-State Fee (refundable, due prior to registration)$150
Additional International Fee (refundable, due prior to registration)$400
Explanation of Fees
  1. The student agrees to pay the non-refundable Initial 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 Final Application 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.

Refund & Financial Services Policies

Examples of Tuition Financing Programs