Tuition & Fees

Tuition is the most significant cost of attending SFAI, but it is often reduced or managed by varying forms of financial aid. Tuition and fee amounts are established annually and are subject to change.

 

2017–2018 BA, BFA, and Non-Degree Students (Undergraduate)

  1–11 units 12–15 units per semester Over 15 units per semester
Tuition per semester $1,923 per unit $21,954 flat rate $21,954 flat rate, plus $1,923 each unit taken above 15 units

 

2017–2018 Post-Baccalaureate (PB), MA, and MFA Students (Graduate)

  1–11 units 12–15 units per semester Over 15 units per semester
Tuition per semester $2,020 per unit $23,005 flat rate $23,005 flat rate, plus $2,020 each unit taken above 15 units

 

For information about tuition payments (deadlines, payment plan options, refund policies, and how to pay your bill online), please visit the Payment page.

 

Fees

Fee Who Pays Amount
Student Activity Fee All students $35 per semester
Technology Fee All students enrolled in 6 or more units $200 per semester
Materials Fee BFA, MFA, Dual Degree MA/MFA, and Post-Baccalaureate students enrolled in 6 or more units $200 per semester
Materials Fee BA students enrolled in 6 or more units $50
Off-Campus Travel / Special Materials Courses that involve off-campus travel or special materials requirements carry special fees that are charged upon enrollment. See course descriptions for details. All study/travel courses require a $500 nonrefundable deposit at the time of registration
Summer Facilities Fee Students who are not enrolled in summer courses but would like to use SFAI's facilities during summer $300
Commencement Fee All graduating students $100
BFA Graduate Exhibition  Graduating BFA students $150
MFA Graduate Exhibition and Catalogue Graduating MFA students $300
MFA Final Review Graduating MFA students not enrolled in classes $300

 

Fees for Exchange Students

Fee Who Pays Amount
Student Activity Fee Incoming exchange students $35 per semester
Technology Fee Incoming exchange students $200 per semester
Materials Fee Incoming exchange students $200 per semester
Any fees assessed by foreign institution

Outgoing SFAI exchange students

Outgoing SFAI exchange students do not pay the Materials Fee, Technnology Fee, or Student Activity Fee to SFAI

Varies