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Welcome to the Net Price Calculator

Welcome to the Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA) Net Price Calculator! We're happy you are beginning to explore how to plan and pay for your college education. We will help you every step of the way. Using the CIA net price calculator, you can find out your eligibility for financial aid from CIA and estimate your out-of-pocket expenses. We hope the results from the CIA net price calculator will show you how affordable attending CIA can be.

Even if you're not going to college in the near future, the CIA net price calculator will still be helpful. Younger students and their parents can use this tool to learn about college costs and receive early financial aid information. You can create "what if" scenarios based on expected family income and anticipated expenses, and start to plan and save well before applying to college.

Colleges have different resources and financial aid policies, so your "net price" will vary from institution to institution. Also, special circumstances are considered by the CIA Office of Financial Aid on a case-by-case basis. If your situation is unusual, you may want to contact the CIA Office of Financial Aid once you are admitted.

When you're ready to begin, you can sign in with your College Board user name and password or use the calculator as a guest. The advantage of signing in is that the information you enter will be saved in your account, so you can use it again and again to calculate your net price at other colleges of interest. Good luck!

  • How does it work? The CIA Net Price Calculator measures the financial strength of your family and uses other facts you provide to estimate the amount of grants, scholarships and other financial aid that is likely to be available to you. Your "net price" is the difference between that amount and the cost of attendance.

The CIA net price calculator is designed to give you an early indication of how much and what types of financial aid you might qualify for if you were a freshman attending the Cleveland Institute of Art full-time in the academic year indicated. It is a tool which we hope will give you a clear picture of options and opportunities to receive merit and need based aid from CIA, federal and state programs so you can make more an informed decision about attending CIA.

However, this calculator is limited since it is unable to include an assessment of your portfolio. Your portfolio is an important factor in your admission and your eligiblity for merit based scholarship assistance and other need based assistance to attend the Cleveland Institute of Art.

As you use the calculator, please remember:

1. This is not an application for admission or financial aid.

2. The results will only be as reliable as the data you provide.

3. The net price calculator will only give you an estimate of your net price and eligibility for CIA, federal and state sources of financial aid. The CIA Office of Financial Aid will make the final determination of your financial aid award package once all of the required items for admission have been received and evaluated including your portfolio. Your portfolio must include four observational drawings and a total of a minimum of 12 pieces of artwork (no more than 20).

4. You must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the CIA Financial Aid Application after January 1 of the year you plan to attend CIA. CIA's priority deadline to submit the FAFSA and CIA Financial Aid Application is March 15.

Completing the calculator should take no more than 20 minutes of your time. You will need to answer some basic questions about your parents' financial situation so it might be helpful to have recent tax forms or pay stubs on hand before you begin.

  • READY TO MOVE FORWARD? Sign in with your College Board user name and password, sign up for a College Board account, or enter as a guest.