Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs Analysis

UndergraduateGraduatePer Credit HourEarning After GraduationComparison
For the academic year 2020-2021, the undergraduate tuition & fees at SFAI is $46,064. The 2021 undergraduate tuition has been decreased by -1.18% compared to the previous year. Its undergraduate tuition and fees is a little bit higher than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($39,150 - private (not-for-profit) School of art, music, and design).
The undergraduate estimated tuition & fees for academic year 2021-2022 is $45,520. It is an estimated costs based on the last two years' tuition change rate and It may differ from the actual costs.
The living costs including for room, board, transpiration, and other personal expenses is $21,510 when a student live off campus for year 2022. The off-campus living costs decreased by 17.74% compared to the previous year.
SFAI Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
YearTuition & FeesOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2019-2020$46,614$24,373
2020-2021$46,064-
Change % 2020-2021-1.18%-100.01%
2021-2022$45,520$0
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Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
Cost estimates for 2021-2022 are based on last year's rate of change.
For graduate school, the tuition and fees is $48,250 for the academic year 2020-2021. The graduate tuition is same as the last year. Its graduate tuition and fees is a little bit higher than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($39,466 - private (not-for-profit) School of art, music, and design).
The estimated graduate school tuition & fees is $47,706 for the academic year 2021-2022. It is an estimated costs based on the last two years' tuition change rate and It may differ from the actual costs.
SFAI Graduate Tuition & Fees
YearTuition & FeesOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2019-2020$48,800$24,373
2020-2021$48,250-
Change % 2020-2021-1.13%-100.01%
2021-2022$47,706-
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Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
Cost estimates for 2021-2022 are based on last year's rate of change.
The below table describes the cost per credit hour for part-time students and/or full-time students who take additional courses more than regular credit hours at SFAI. The undergraduate tuition per credit hour is $2,000. The graduate tuition per credit hour is $2,100.
Per Credit Hour Charge (2020-2021)
YearCost Per Credit Hour
Undergraduate2019-2020$2,000
2020-2021$2,000
2021-2022$2,000
Graduate2019-2020$2,100
2020-2021$2,100
2021-2022$2,100
The 2021 costs per credit hour has been officially published by IPEDS and 2022 costs is estimated based on the change rate of last two years.
The next table summarizes the average earning by years after graduation from the school. After 6 years of graduation, the mean earning is $28,400 and, after 10 years of graduation, the mean earning is $38,600 for San Francisco Art Institute graduates.
Mean Earning After Graduation By Time
TotalMaleFemale
6 Years After Graduation$28,400$32,100$24,400
7 Years After Graduation$26,300--
8 Years After Graduation$36,400--
9 Years After Graduation$30,200--
10 Years After Graduation$38,600$36,500$40,700
The next table compares the tuition & fees between San Francisco Art Institute and its similar schools. The similar schools are based on factors such as school type, level, and rivalry schools.
Tuition Comparison between San Francisco Art Institute and Similar Schools
In-StateOut-of-State
San Francisco Art Institute$46,064
University of Southern California$61,503
University of the People$1,200
National University$13,320
Stanford University$56,169
California Baptist University$37,018

Four(4) Years Tuition & Fees and Costs of Attendance

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How Much is the tuition for 4 years at SFAI?

For the students who were admitted in Fall 2022, the estimated tuition for 4 years at SFAI is $187,494.
Since the tuition & fees at San Francisco Art Institute have risen very slightly (very lower than national average) over the last 4 years, the actual costs may differ from the estimation based on the school or University system's new tuition policy.
The estimation excludes the book, supplies, and living costs before receiving any financial aid. See the other tabs for estimating 4-year total costs of attendance and after financial aid. The next table shows the estimated 4-years tuition & fees for the next 5 admission years. The estimation is based on 4-years changes in tuition & fees at the school.
Projected Four(4) Years Tuition & Fees
Admission YearFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2025Fall 2021$46,386$46,709$47,035$47,364$187,494
Class of 2026Fall 2022$46,709$47,035$47,364$47,694$188,802
Class of 2027Fall 2023$47,035$47,364$47,694$48,027$190,120
Class of 2028Fall 2024$47,364$47,694$48,027$48,362$191,447
Class of 2029Fall 2025$47,694$48,027$48,362$48,700$192,783

Tuition, Fees, and Living Cost Tables and Charts

Next tables and charts illustrate the 2021 tuition, fees, books & supplies, and living costs in detail. We provide the previous 5 years' costs so that you can check the increased amounts of each cost item and estimate future year costs. In addition, you can check the financial aid amount including grant, scholarship, and federal student loans for the last five years. Use the left menu to explore the tuition and college costs information at San Francisco Art Institute.
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San Francisco Art Institute 2021 Costs of Attendance
Tuition & FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs
Undergraduate$46,064$1,500 $21,510
Graduate$48,250 $1,500$21,510

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