Cornish College of the Arts Tuition + Financial Aid

We understand that your education is a big investment, which is why Cornish offers a full range of funding assistance, including Merit and Need-Based aid.

Cornish Tuition

Tuition at Cornish College of the Arts is $33,956 for the 2021-2022 Academic Year.

Tuition Reset

Cornish has announced that it has reset its tuition structure to prior levels to make the institution more accessible and to address long-term student debt. This change lowered the price of full-time tuition by 20%, and applied to all new and returning students beginning in the 2019-20 academic year.

Information about tuition payments, refunds, and other matters related to Student Accounts.


Cornish offers financial assistance to undergraduate students using both merit-based and need-based aid. Each year, Cornish awards over $3.5 million in scholarships to students pursuing a bachelor’s degree. Both U.S. citizens and international students are eligible for Cornish scholarships.

At Cornish, we take pride in the level of individual attention and support we give to each applicant. We partner with students and their parents or guardians to help make a Cornish education affordable for all families. If you are concerned about the cost of a college degree, we encourage you to contact us. Financial aid counseling is an important step in determining where you will attend college.


Types of Financial Aid

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Check Out Our Financial Aid FAQs

Sometimes you’ll have a lot of questions about Financial Aid and everything that comes with it. We put together this FAQ to help.

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Learn more about student financial services at Cornish College of the Arts and read through our 2021-2022 Student Financial Services Handbook:

Student Financial Aid

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