Tuition and Fees

The New Hampshire Institute of Art’s low-residency graduate programs are an exceptional value. You’ll take your skills to new heights under the guidance of our high-caliber faculty in a format that fits your lifestyle. We also offer need-based grant and merit-based scholarship financial aid options to select students.

MFA Tuition and Fees for Academic Year 2018-19

Full-Time Student

Per Semester

Per Year




Residency Fee*



 * Students staying in an NHIA residence hall during their residency will be charged $550 for the 10-day period. Students needing to rent bedding will be charged an additional $50. A $250 Housing Damage Deposit (only for students staying in NHIA residence halls during the residency periods) is assessed prior to each residency and will be refunded to the student, less any damage to NHIA property.

MFA Refund Policy

Actual refund percentage depends on the official date of formal withdrawal. Please click here for the withdrawal form. 

  • From day 1 up to and including day 3 – 90% of tuition refunded
  • From day 3 until day 10 – 50% of tuition refunded
  • From day 10 – day 30 – 20% of tuition refunded
  • From day 30 – 0% of tuition refunded

Registration fees and the Residency fee are non-refundable.


MAT – Tuition and Fees for Academic Year 2018-19

For 2017-18 tuition, click here.

Full-Time Students

   Per Semester
 Per Year




MAT Refund Policy

Refunds for paid tuition for dropped or withdrawn classes are as follows:

  • If dropped/withdrawn by the end of the first academic week: 100%
  • If dropped/withdrawn by the end of the second academic week:  80%
  • If dropped/withdrawn by the end of the third academic week:  50%
  • If dropped/withdrawn by the end of the fourth academic week:  25%
  • After the fourth academic week of the classes: 0%

Additional Fees and Penalties for MFA and MAT students

Late payment Fee $100 per month
Returned Check Fee: $50
Declined Credit card Fee: $50
Culminating Fee: $300

In addition to the above costs, NHIA recommends that each student allow for additional expenditures for supplies and books.

Students concerned with paying NHIA tuition and fees costs are strongly encouraged to complete the FAFSA at NHIA’s school code is 031823. Federal loans are available to qualifying NHIA students.

*Tuition and fees are subject to change

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