Tuition & Aid


Applicants to CCS are automatically considered for CCS Scholarships once they complete their admissions requirements. Awards are based on the portfolio review and academic achievement of the applicant and can vary from student to student during the admission process. Recipients must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 to continue receiving these scholarships.

The following scholarships are offered by the College for Creative Studies to eligible students based on the donor’s requested awarding criteria. Students who are awarded these scholarships or are eligible to apply will be notified by their admissions counselor or by the Office of Financial Aid.

  • Mitch Albom Detroit Dream Scholars Fund
  • Mitch Albom Detroit Dream Fund
  • Sarah J. Alleman Memorial Scholarship
  • Alumni Scholarship
  • American Chemistry Council – Plastics Division Scholarship
  • Autoweek Poster Design Scholarship
  • James Banton Endowed Scholarship
  • Berman Family Scholarship
  • Booth Family Crafts Scholarship
  • Bordinat Memorial Scholarship
  • Bowersox Scholastics Scholarship
  • Maxine Brewer/Harry Smallenberg Memorial Scholarship
  • John Broutin Scholarship
  • CE City Scholarship
  • Campbell-Ewald Endowed Scholarship in Memory of Don Gould
  • CCS Congressional Arts Competition Scholarship
  • CCS FIRST Robotics Scholarship
  • CCS Ohio Governor’s Scholarship
  • CCS Scholastic Art Scholarships
  • CNH Industrial Sponsored Project Scholarship
  • Collectors Foundation Scholarship
  • Richard & Jean Coyne Family Foundation Scholarship
  • G.D. Crain, Jr. Scholarship
  • Czarnowski Sponsored Project Scholarship
  • Karnig Dabanian Memorial Scholarship
  • Delphi Sponsored Project Scholarship
  • Albert & Peggy DeSalle Scholarship
  • Detroit Society of Women Painters and Sculptors Scholarship
  • Rita E. Dilanian Endowed Scholarship
  • DURA Automotive Sponsored Project Scholarship
  • Employee Funded Scholarships
  • Paul & Helen Farago Foundation Endowed Scholarship
  • Cornelia & Audrey Farley Scholarship
  • Benson & Edith Ford Scholarship
  • Ford Blue Oval Scholarship
  • Ford WPP Team Detroit Scholarship
  • Barbara C. Frey Endowed Scholarship for Entertainment Arts
  • General Motors Foundation Scholarship
  • James S. Goldwasser Award for Excellence in Writing
  • James C. Gordon Memorial Scholarship
  • Charl E. Greene Memorial Scholarship
  • Hagopian Rug Design Scholarship
  • Henry Ford Health System Sponsored Project Scholarship
  • International Student Grant
  • Charles Jordan Memorial Endowed Scholarship
  • Kaufman Financial Group Design Competition Scholarship
  • George Moon Memorial Scholarship
  • Emmet J. McNamara Memorial Scholarship
  • Michelin Sponsored Project Scholarship
  • NAIAS Poster Design Competition Scholarship
  • The National Association for Surface Finishing Bright Design Challenge Scholarship
  • David Robert and Sylvia Jean Nelson Foundation for Arts and Letters Scholarship
  • Steve Nickerson Memorial Scholarship
  • Carl Olsen Endowed Scholarship
  • PPG Industries Scholarship
  • Presidential Scholarship
  • Reebok Sponsored Project Scholarship
  • Beatrice & Reymont Paul Foundation Scholarship
  • SABIC Sponsored Project Scholarship
  • Shinola Sponsored Project Scholarship
  • Stratton Foundation Scholarship
  • Michael J. Swancutt Memorial Scholarship
  • Target Scholarship
  • 36th District Court Sponsored Project Scholarship
  • WardsAuto Sponsored Project Scholarship
  • Warrior Sports Sponsored Project Scholarship
  • Matilda Wilson Foundation Scholarship

Outside Scholarships

Students are encouraged to seek out outside scholarship opportunities. CCS will accept any outside scholarships students obtain. CCS does not reduce institutional aid when additional scholarships are received, unless all tuition and fees are paid by the additional scholarship. In rare cases, a student may lose Michigan Tuition Grant/Competitive Scholarship or Subsidized Stafford loan eligibility if they exceed their Demonstrated Need calculation or may have loan funds reduced if they exceed their Cost of Attendance calculation (contact Financial Aid Office for more information).

To help make a high-quality college education financially accessible to more families, the College for Creative Studies participates in the Tuition Rewards® enrollment consortium sponsored by SAGE Scholars. The program allows families who are saving for college by investing or making deposits with participating 529 Plans, banks, credit unions and other institutions/employers to earn “points” (similar to frequent flyer mileage points) that can be redeemed for guaranteed minimum scholarships to CCS for up to $35,700.

The scholarships are spread evenly over four undergraduate years, starting with the freshman year. The Tuition Rewards program is coordinated nationally by an independent organization, Savings And Growth for Education (SAGE).  One point has a value of one dollar.

Families participating in Tuition Rewards need to submit the Student's rewards statement to CCS at the time of application for admission.  This is done by the “sponsor” by logging onto the "Account Statement" page at and forwarding the rewards statement to CCS. Statements submitted after CCS has prepared a financial aid package for the student may invalidate use of Tuition Rewards.

We at CCS are committed to making a high-quality private education affordable to all students. We encourage students participating in Tuition Rewards to apply for admission and to review our generous and responsive financial aid programs. The results of a CCS degree are impressive and the accomplishments of our alumni clearly demonstrate this. They occupy senior management positions, run their own companies, are respected exhibiting artists and sought-after experts in their fields. CCS graduates today are working for companies such as Pixar, Sony Dreamworks, Motorola, Whirlpool, Nike, Reebok, Bongo Comics, Trek Bicycles, Shinola, Fossil, Airstream, Henry Ford Health System, Ford, GM, Chrysler, Nissan, Toyota, Volvo and many more.