COST OF ATTENDANCE

Financial aid eligibility is always based on the cost of attendance (COA) for one year at a particular institution. The cost of attendance at the Conservatory includes the standard charges for tuition, fees, thesis tuition (second year Fellows only) and a reasonable estimate for living expenses, transportation and miscellaneous costs associated with attendance. Your cost of attendance will be adjusted each year as your standard charges change and as we adjust the estimates for the other costs associated with attendance.

The cost of attendance for all first year Fellows 2015–2016 for all disciplines is composed of the following (red bolded figures are payable to AFI; non-bolded figures are for budget planning):

2015–2016 First Year Fellows

Regular Tuition: $44,082 – this includes a $1,000 non-refundable deposit

Educational and Production Materials Fee: $2,948

Total = $47,030

In addition to the above total, incoming Fellows will need to budget for the following:

Room & Board Allowance: $14,175

Supplies Allowance: $4,500

Transportation Allowance: $2,700

Miscellaneous/Personal Expenses/Loan Fees: $6,566

First Year Cost of Attendance: $74,971


2016-2017 Second Year Fellows

Regular Tuition: $45,625 – this includes a $1,000 non-refundable deposit

Educational and Production Materials Fee: $3,051

**Thesis tuition: $9,540

TOTAL = $58,216

In addition to the above total, second year Fellows will need to budget for the following:

Room & Board allowance: $14,175

Supplies Allowance: $4,500

Transportation Allowance: $2,700

Miscellaneous/Personal Expenses/Loan Fees: $6,566

Second Year Cost of Attendance: $86,157

**Second Year Fellows in 2016–2017 will pay thesis tuition of $9,540** plus the full tuition of $45,625. Thesis credit tuition is for every discipline and includes additional mentoring and classes relating to: thesis completion – either a thesis project (short film) or a screenplay (for screenwriters); showcases (thesis film, production design, screenwriting and cinematography); and faculty and facilities to support Fellows through their designated graduation date.


NOTE: The tuition amounts listed above are dependent upon approval by the
AFI Board of Trustees.