"Price is what you pay. Value is what you get."
- Warren Buffet
We agree with Warren Buffet. Price and value are not the same. That's why CCS is committed to providing you with an exceptional education - one that will help you land that dream job. Until then, let us help you navigate the financial aid process and how to pay for college.
First thing's first- how much will CCS Cost?
Well, let us clarify - there's sticker price vs the actual cost of attending. We'll help break it down. Let's start with the sticker price.
$44,110 per year is our sticker price. Yes, it can be a little overwhelming if you're not looking at the big picture. But we have great news. For the 2016/2017 year the average financial aid package was $20,000 for incoming students. Really! So let us help you break it down.
Sticker Price vs Actual Cost
How to cut the sticker price
CCS offers many scholarships based on merit. These can take up to $42,690 off of your out of pocket expenses.
There are many grant options including the Federal Pell Grant, FSEOG Program, Michigan Tuition Grant & Michigan Competitive Scholarships, and CCS Tuition Grant.
The Federal Direct Subsidized Student Loan, Federal Direct Unsubsidized Student Loan, Federal Parent PLUS Program and Alternative/Private loans are all options for CCS students.
Once you subtract all of these cuts - you get your actual cost. While the actual cost and financial aid packages are different for each student based on merit and other criteria, the average package for incoming students last year was $20,000. Really!
So What's Next?
APPLY! This will get the process started and determine if you qualify for any merit scholarships. Undergraduate Application
File your FAFSA. This is the first step to determining if you qualify for any need-based aid. FAFSA Information
Apply for any outside scholarships in which you meet criteria.
After You Graduate
Student loan debt is a big topic right now. Fortunately, not only are our students finding employment after they graduate, but a whopping 42% of students are graduating without any debt at all.
Good News! Our graduates' loan default rate is 5.5%. This means that only 5.5% of students who graduate from CCS fail to repay their loans.
Why is this important? Because that means the other 94.5% are able to pay their loans back - likely because they are gainfully employed.
Need more info - take a look at what our alumni do after graduation. They are successful working artists and designers.
Office of Financial Aid
Director of Financial Aid