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

Changing majors or extending time to degree may result in higher costs.

Estimated Program Charges

Associate of Arts (A.A.) Two Year Program

Associate of Arts Estimated Program Charges.
  Associate of Arts Estimated Program Charges
Program Total Units: 90

Effective Spring 2023

Tuition $64,800
Studio/Lab Usage Fee $1,620
Student Association Fee $630
Books & applicable sales taxes $1,260
Supplies & applicable sales taxes $1,540
Course-related Resources $830
Matriculation Fee $100
Graduation Fee $250
Estimated Sub-Total* for the Entire Educational Program $71,030

In addition to the estimated Program Charges, the Cost of Attendance (COA) that determines the maximum aid available to a student includes an estimate of non-educational costs. Those non-educational items include estimates for Living Expenses (Housing & Food), Personal Expenses, Transportation and federal loan fees. Examples of the COA can be found here.

Books & Supplies Policies


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

*These fees are in addition to the above sub-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)$50$50$50
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 $50 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. At the time of a student's acceptance, a $200 non-refundable Final Application Fee is due and paid through the Student Portal.

Refund & Financial Services Policies