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Certificate Program Cost of Attendance

Your cost of attendance is NOT the amount you will be billed for by the college, but rather the estimated and reasonable cost of completing a full academic year at MassArt as a certificate student.

Your cost of attendance represents the maximum amount of financial aid you may receive for one academic year. Students should only borrow what they need to supplement other finances that they may have.

When you view your Offer Letter, your cost of attendance will be listed for you based on the following costs:

  • Tuition and fees payable to the institution
  • Art supplies and books, including the cost of a computer (for incoming students)
  • Personal living expenses for renting an off campus apartment (based on the number of weeks you will be enrolled per academic year)

Your estimated cost of attendance is determined by the Office of Student Financial Assistance based on your certificate program and the information that you provide on your FAFSA.

estimated 2023-2024 Cost of Attendance
for Certificate Students (By Program Type)

Student Charges are based on the tuition cost per credit and the average number of credits taken in one academic year. The estimated per credit cost for 2023-2024 is in the chart below. All incoming student budgets include an additional $1,500 estimate for the cost of a computer.


24 credits/yr

Design Certificate
12 credits/yr

24 credits/yr

Student Charges $14,592
$608 per credit
$478 per credit
$850 per credit
Art Supplies and Books $2,000 $1,000 $2,000
Estimate for computer
for remote/hybrid learning (incoming students)
$1,500 $1,500 $1,500
Personal Living Expenses $21,660
(30 weeks)
(30 weeks)
(30 weeks)
TOTALS $39,752 $29,896 $45,560