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Cost of Attendance


The Cost of Attendance (COA) listed below is the estimated amount it costs to attend Otis College. The COA includes direct and indirect costs. Direct costs are charges billed by the school. Indirect costs are estimated budgetary numbers based on average student expenditures. Actual ‘indirect' costs vary from student to student.
If you have any questions related to tuition and fees or the Cost of Attendance, we encourage you to reach out to Student Financial Services at The One Stop by email or by phone (310) 665-6999. 
Please also review the NET PRICE CALCULATOR for additional information. 

Academic Year 2020-2021

Tuition and Fees BFA per semester MFA per semester

BFA/MFA programs have two semesters per academic year.
MFA Graphic Design begins in summer and is four consecutive semesters.

Tuition* $23,250 $23,250
Health Center Fee $200 $200
Technology Fee $125 $125
Student Activities Fee $125 $125
* The average annual tuition increase for the last three years has been 3%.
Estimated Expenses BFA per semester MFA per semester
The amounts per semester listed below are estimated based on data received from a recent student survey of education related expenses.
Books/Supplies $420 $272
Personal Expenses $760 $760
Room/Board** $7,872 $7,872
Otis Student Health Insurance*** $950 (Fall) / $1330 (Spring) $950 (Fall)/ $1330 (Spring)

**Go to: to review on-campus housing and meal plan costs.

*** Go to: to review health insurance rates and waiver information.