If you want to be at the Art Academy—if you know you belong here—we’ll help you find the money to make it happen.
The Art Academy’s tuition and fees are 18 percent lower, on average, than those of other independent colleges of art and design in this region. Most of our students receive some form of financial aid, ranging from competitive scholarships to need-based grants and loans. We urge you to contact the Art Academy Financial Aid Office at (513) 562-8773.
The two most common sources of aid in the MAAE program are:
Art Academy Entrance Scholarships
The Art Academy of Cincinnati is making it more financially possible for you to achieve the studio-based Master of Arts in Art Education (MAAE) degree that you have always wanted! We are pleased to announce that the Art Academy has significantly increased the amount of scholarship available for art educators. These scholarships will be renewable for each summer of our three-year program.
To become eligible for this scholarship opportunity, you need to meet the following criteria:
If you are accepted for the scholarship, you will receive over $11,000 over the
three summers that it takes you to complete the master’s program. This is a significant savings of 37% off the overall tuition of this very individualized professional development and life experience.
Mary Coulter Clark Scholarships
Available through AAC, these are based on both merit (as measured by grade-point average) and demonstrated financial need. It is available to continuing MAAE students.
Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP)
The FFELP is a public-private partnership that delivers guaranteed low-cost education loans for students and their parents. Specific types of loans include
For more information, visit the U.S. Department of Education’s FFELP page or call the Art Academy Financial Aid Office at (513) 562-8773.
To be eligible for FFELP aid, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). We strongly recommend that you complete this application as soon as possible after January 1. The code number for the Art Academy is 003011. For more information, see www.fafsa.ed.gov.
Other sources of aid can be explored online. Helpful websites include