Students in one of our certificate programs pay tuition on a per-course basis. Currently, per-course tuition is $975 during the fall and spring semesters. At this rate, the ten courses required to complete a certificate program would cost $9750 in total. The per-course tuition rate may be subject to future change. There is also a one-time application fee of $35, payable online in the application form.
Note: Summer courses are charged at a higher tuition rate ($1250 in the 2018 summer term; please see the summer session website for current prices). If students choose to take courses in the summer, the total cost of a certificate program would rise accordingly. There are no required certificate program courses that are offered exclusively in the summer term, so students always have the option to take courses during only fall and spring terms. However, some students prefer the shorter timeframe of summer classes (twice weekly for 5.5 weeks in summer, versus once weekly for 14 weeks).
Please note that course tuition, and the above estimated total cost of the Graphic Design or Illustration certificate program, does not include the cost of class materials and supplies.
We do not offer financial aid for the Graphic Design or Illustration certificate programs.