Cornish Announces a Tuition Reset for Fall 2019

Cornish Announces a Tuition Reset for Fall 2019

Cornish College of the Arts resets its tuition for 2019-20 to make our institution more accessible and address long-term student loan debt. “It is critical that we continuously focus on improving access to a Cornish education. I am proud that Cornish is a leader in this area, as the first arts college in the country to implement a tuition reset," says President Raymond Tymas-Jones PhD.

Cornish College of the Arts is proud to announce that it is lowering its tuition to make the institution more accessible and address long-term student-loan debt. This change will reset tuition to prior levels, which will lower tuition by approximately 20 percent beginning in the 2019-2020 academic year.

Dr. Raymond Tymas-Jones, who became the president of Cornish in July 2018, says the tuition reset is a significant and concrete step to increase access for prospective students and enhancing inclusion at the college. “Strengthening diversity within Cornish is essential to our mission,” he said. “We understand the importance of an inclusive student body that brings a wide range of perspectives and experiences to our institution. It is critical that we continuously focus on improving access to a Cornish education. I am proud that Cornish is a leader in this area, as the first arts college in the country to implement a tuition reset.”

The leadership of Cornish, with the support of the Board of Trustees, made the bold decision to lower its tuition after a thorough analysis that included engaging nationally recognized experts. Cornish remains firmly committed to providing a world-class arts education that empowers students to experience, discover and innovate as artists, and the goal of the tuition reset is to make Cornish a reality for more students. The institution will also review its curriculum to identify opportunities to strengthen offerings so students have the skills and experience necessary to build thriving careers.

As part of this change, Cornish will extend the application deadline for the 2019-2020 academic year to March 1, 2019. Cornish awards over $6 million in scholarships every year and 95 percent of Cornish students receive financial aid in the form of scholarships, grants and loans. Cornish staff will work closely with students and their families as this change is implemented. Individual financial counseling is available to answer questions, and more information can be found in our Frequently Asked Questions.