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 2014–2015 for all disciplines is composed of the following (bolded figures are payable to AFI; non-bolded figures are for budget planning):
2014-2015 First Year Fellows
Tuition Deposit: $1,000
Regular Tuition: $41,591
Educational and Production Materials Fee: $2,848
Room & Board allowance: $14,175
Supplies Allowance: $4,500
Transportation Allowance: $2,700
Miscellaneous/Personal Expenses/Loan Fees: $6,780
First Year Cost of Attendance: $73,594
Second Year Fellows in 2015–2016 will pay thesis credit tuition of $9,218**. 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.
For 2015–2016, the Educational and Production Materials Fee is $2,948. The Educational and Production Materials Fee is required of all Fellows. The fee is used to contribute towards production costs, computer lab costs and other instruction-related materials.
**The tuition amounts listed above are dependent upon approval by the AFI Board of Trustees.