2020 Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs Analysis

UndergraduateGraduatePer Credit HourEarning After Graduation
For academic year 2019-2020, undergraduate tuition & fees at MECA is $36,424. The undergraduate 2020-2021 estimated tuition & fees at Maine College of Art is $37,852. The 2020 undergraduate tuition has been risen by 3.92% from the previous year. On-campus living costs increased by 3.34% from the previous year. Off-campus living costs stayed same from the previous year. The undergraduate tuition and fees at Maine College of Art are around the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($37,667 - Private (not-for-profit) School of art, music, and design).
2019-2020 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
YearTuition & FeesOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2018-2019$35,050$14,390
2019-2020$36,424$14,870
Change % 2019-20203.92%3.34%
2020-2021$37,852$15,366
***The estimated 2020-2021 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
For graduate school, the tuition and fees are $36,054 for academic year 2019-2020. The estimated graduate school tuition & fees at MECA is $37,493 for academic year 2020-2021. The 2020 undergraduate tuition has been risen by 3.92% from the previous year. The graduate tuition and fees at Maine College of Art are around the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($38,273 - Private (not-for-profit) School of art, music, and design).
2019-2020 Graduate Tuition & Fees
YearTuition & FeesOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2018-2019$34,670$14,390
2019-2020$36,054$14,870
Change % 2019-20203.99%3.34%
2020-2021$37,493$15,366
***The estimated 2020-2021 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
Below table describes the cost per credit hour for part-time students and full-time students who take additional courses more than regular credit hours at MECA.
Per Credit Hour Charge (2019-2020)
YearCost Per Credit Hour
Undergraduate2018-2019$1,430
2019-2020$1,487
2020-2021$1,546
Next table summarizes the average earning by years after graduation for Maine College of Art graduates. After 6 years of graduation, the mean earning is $24,000 and, after 10 years of graduation, the mean earning is $32,800 for Maine College of Art graduates.
Mean Earning After Graduation By Time
TotalMaleFemale
6 Years After Graduation$24,000$22,400$24,900
7 Years After Graduation$25,700--
8 Years After Graduation$25,100--
9 Years After Graduation$28,500--
10 Years After Graduation$32,800$35,400$31,000

MECA 4 Years Tuition

Tuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Based on 4-years changes on tuition & fees, we estimate 4 year tuition at MECA for future and perspective students . For the students who admit in Fall 2020, the estimated 4 year tuition is $154,795. The estimation excludes the book, supplies, and living costs and before receiving any financial aid. See the other tabs for estimating 4 year total costs of attendance and after financial aid. Next table shows the 4 year tuition & fees estimation for next 5 admission years at Maine College of Art.
4 Years Tuition & Fees at Maine College of Art
Admission YearFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2024Fall 2020$37,312$38,222$39,153$40,108$154,795
Class of 2025Fall 2021$38,222$39,153$40,108$41,086$158,569
Class of 2026Fall 2022$39,153$40,108$41,086$42,087$162,435
Class of 2027Fall 2023$40,108$41,086$42,087$43,114$166,395
Class of 2028Fall 2024$41,086$42,087$43,114$44,165$170,452
Below table shows the 4 year estimation of total costs of attendance (COA) at Maine College of Art. It includes the tuition & fees, books & supplies costs, room & board charges, and other living expenses. For the students who admit in Fall 2020, the estimated 4 year COA is $224,174. Next table shows the 4 year COA estimation for next 5 admission years at Maine College of Art.
4 years COA at Maine College of Art
Admission YearFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2024Fall 2020$53,907$55,306$56,743$58,219$224,174
Class of 2025Fall 2021$55,306$56,743$58,219$59,735$230,002
Class of 2026Fall 2022$56,743$58,219$59,735$61,292$235,988
Class of 2027Fall 2023$58,219$59,735$61,292$62,890$242,135
Class of 2028Fall 2024$59,735$61,292$62,890$64,533$248,449
Last year, 100 students ( 25.32% of enrolled undergraduate students) received the grant or scholarship aid. It includes any financial aid from federal government, state, local, institute, and other sources known by the institution. It excludes the federal/private student loans. After receiving the financial aid, the net price for 4 year is $156,850. Next table shows the 4 year COA estimation with financial aid for next 5 admission years at Maine College of Art.
4 years COA with Financial Aid at Maine College of Art
Admission YearFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2024Fall 2020$37,076$38,475$39,912$41,388$156,850
Class of 2025Fall 2021$38,475$39,912$41,388$42,904$162,678
Class of 2026Fall 2022$39,912$41,388$42,904$44,461$168,664
Class of 2027Fall 2023$41,388$42,904$44,461$46,059$174,811
Class of 2028Fall 2024$42,904$44,461$46,059$47,702$181,125

2020 Tuition, Fees, and Living Cost Tables and Charts

Next tables and charts illustrate the 2020 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 last five years. Use left menu to explore the tuition and college costs information at Maine College of Art.
Tuition & Fees | Financial Aid
Maine College of Art 2020 Costs of Attendance
Tuition & FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs
Undergraduate$36,424$1,250 $14,870
Graduate$36,054 $1,250$14,870

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