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This table represents the costs that you can expect over the course of a semester as a master of fine arts candidate at the College for Creative Studies.

Keep in mind that these costs do not reflect any scholarships or other financial assistance that you might receive.

Tuition Payment Options


  1. You may pay tuition and fees in full at the time of registration. Students may pay tuition and fees online , by mail or at the Cashiers Office.
  2. Or you may defer payment of tuition and fees. You must pay a minimum of $100 at the time of registration. And then, all tuition and fees must be paid in full by September 30th for the Fall semester and January 31st for the Winter semester.
  3. Additionally you may elect to use the Tuition Management Systems ( TMS ) Interest-Free Monthly Payment Plan The College for Creative Studies accepts tuition payments through TMS. TMS offers monthly interest-free payment plans as a way to pay the remainder of your tuition and fees. There is a $55.00 annual enrollment fee for this option. For enrollment or additional information please call 800.343.0911 or visit

2013/14 Annual Graduate Tuition & Fees

Full-time tuition(12-18 credits)$38,820
Fees $1,392
Room (two students per unit) $5,350
Meal plan (additional Dining Dollars can be purchased as needed)$1,450
Total without on-campus housing$40,212

*Other fees to consider: You will have a one-time graduation fee of $150.

Download International Graduate Cost of Attendance worksheet

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Download Domestic Graduate Cost of Attendance worksheet

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