Tuition and cost of attendance

An education at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Online Division is an investment in yourself. And, like all investments, it’s important to be aware of your financial opportunities and responsibilities.

Balancing cost of attendance

It’s no secret that higher education is one of the largest investments you’ll make. Be prepared by learning about your range of financial options below.

Transferring college credits [reduces cost]

If you've attended school elsewhere, you may be eligible to transfer credits into your program, thereby reducing the amount of credits needed for graduation, saving you time and money.

Life experience credit [reduces cost]

If you have professional experience such as licenses, certificates, or corporate training, our evaluation can determine if that life experience equates to program credits.

Military aid & employer partnerships [reduces cost]

If you serve or have served in the military or work for an employer that sponsors employees' education, you may have a number of aid options and tuition benefits available to you.

Scholarships and grants [reduces cost]

You may be eligible for scholarships and grants as a way to help cover the cost of school. Scholarships come from a variety of sources, and most have eligibility requirements.

Federal financial aid [manages cost]

There are a number of forms of financial aid available to students who qualify. Visit our paying for school page to learn about your financial aid options.

Cash payments [manages cost]

Many students incorporate cash payments as part of their financial package. This can be a great way to manage your costs and reduce your potential debt when you graduate.

Paying for school

What does a creative education cost? More importantly, what is it worth? In considering a future in the creative sector, it's important to understand how much time, money, and effort you’ll need to put into earning your degree, and, in turn, how much you'll get out of it. Because each student's financial situation is unique, your Student Finance Counselor will walk you through what options could work for you.


The Digital Resource Fee may vary per course. The majority of courses have a $50 fee while some courses will be $75.

Admissions fees

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