BFA Tuition

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Tuition for 2023/24 will be $35,650/year or $17,825/semester with part-time enrollment calculated at $1,485/unit.

Tuition for 2024/25 will be $37,500/year or $18,750/semester with part-time enrollment calculated at $1,563/unit.

Tuition at LCAD is established annually by the Board of Trustees and is subject to change each year.

Methods of Tuition Payments

LCAD accepts cash, check, American Express, Master Card, and Visa. LCAD allows you the option to pay tuition in four (4) payments over the course of each semester you are enrolled. If you fail to make tuition payments, LCAD reserves the right to bar you from class, withhold grades, withhold diploma and/or transcripts, and/or to enforce suspension.

Tuition Refund Policy

If you withdraw from LCAD prior to completing 60% of a semester or 60% of a class less than a semester in length, a refund will be calculated on a pro-rated basis using a percentage that is proportional to the enrollment period you completed. The refund is calculated by multiplying the percentage of attendance in the class or classes by LCAD’s charges for the classes you attempted. No refunds will be paid after the 60% completion date.

LCAD Merit Scholarships

The LCAD Institutional Grant (Merit Scholarship) is offered to many students accepted for admission to LCAD. The Merit Scholarship is decided at the point of acceptance and is based on the strengths of both your academic record you’re your admissions portfolio. If granted, this scholarship is renewed annually for the duration of your time at LCAD, provided you stay in good academic standing—i.e., enroll in at least nine (9) units each semester, maintain satisfactory academic progress, maintain a minimum term GPA of 2.0, and have no Incompletes on your academic record.

Financial Aid

For additional information regarding Financial Aid resources and scholarships, please visit our Financial Aid page.