Tuition & Fees

Worried that art school tuition will be prohibitively expensive? Here, you’ll find both incredible value and a powerful return on your investment. You’ll experience our high-caliber, accessible faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, and personalized approach to teaching and learning all for $10,000 to $20,000 less than the price tag at comparable New England private art colleges.

BFA Tuition & Fees for Academic Year Fall 2019 - Spring 2020

Full Time Students

In addition to the costs below, we recommend that each student allow $2,000 per semester for art supplies and books.

 

BFA Tuition & Fees

Per Semester

Per Year

Tuition

13,495

26,990

Comprehensive Fee

1,295

2,590

Student Activity Fee

100

200

 

 

 

Room – 32 Weeks

 

 

Single

4,840

9,680

Double

3,890

7,780

Triple

3,490

6,980

 

 

 

Room – 38 Weeks

 

 

Single

5,470

10,940

Double

4,420

8,840

Triple

3,970

7,940

 

 

 

Board

 

 

19 Meal Plan

2,090

4,180

10 Meal Plan

1,825

3,650

 

 

Part Time Student

Tuition per 3 credit course

$3,285

Tuition per one credit

$1,095

Comprehensive Fee Per Credit

$95

Student Activity Fee

$100

 

Note
Refundable Housing Damage Deposit: Add $250 per year
Only Commuters, Juniors and Seniors can choose the 10 meal plan


Additional fees
Late payment: $100/month
Returned check: $50
Declined credit card: $50
Graduation: $100
Application fee: $50
Student health insurance premium: $1818 per year
Books and Supplies: Variable


 

We require that all first and second-year, full-time (i.e., students with 12 or more credits), BFA students live on-campus. This requirement may be waived for students who:

  • Live at and commute from a parent’s/legal guardian’s (defined as the person(s) who is named and whose financial information appears on the student’s completed FAFSA) home address that is less than 50 miles from from the Manchester campus (based on Google Maps);
  • Will be 21 years or older at the start of the upcoming semester;
  • Transfer 30 or more college credits and/or;
  • Are married, in a civil union, have a domestic partner, or are the primary care-giver for a child at the start of the upcoming semester.

We are eager to foster a vibrant residential experience for our new students and believes that residence hall living offers an invaluable component of the overall art school experience. Living in the Residence Halls allows students the freedom to focus primarily on their course of study. We believe strongly that living on campus releases a student from the stress of commuting, monthly financial and roommate issues, safety concerns, and also allows them to participate in the creative community on campus.

** The Housing Damage Deposit (for resident students only) is assessed only once and will be refunded to the student, less any damage to the property, at graduation or when they move off campus.

Students enrolled in more than 18 credits per semester will be assessed an Overload Charge of $1,095 per credit.

Students concerned about paying these costs are strongly encouraged to complete the FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov. NHIA’s school code is 031823. Need-based tuition and housing grants are available to students who qualify. Visit our financial aid page for more information.

We offer a payment plan option for all students.

Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Refund Policy

If a student withdraws from a course or from the Institute, the tuition and fee charges* will be adjusted according to the following refund policy.

Fall and Spring Semesters

Percent Adjusted

Percent Student Responsibility

If officially dropped or withdrawn by the end of the first academic week

100%

0%

If officially dropped or withdrawn by the end of the second academic week

80%

20%

If officially withdrawn by the end of the third academic week

50%

50%

If officially withdrawn by the end of the fourth academic week

25%

75%

There are no refunds given for withdrawals after the fourth academic week.

* The Student Activity Fee is non-refundable.














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