Tuition and Scholarships

KyCAD’s scholarship program encourages the most talented students to study here and create a meaningful body of artwork over the course of their college journey. Because KyCAD aims to create an accessible and inclusive community of artists, every applicant admitted to our program is reviewed for a scholarship opportunity.

In the 2022-23 Academic Year, more than $150,000 in scholarships were awarded to enrolled students.

Tuition and Fees for the 2023-24 Academic Year

Full-time Tuition: $30,000 per year
(Full-time is defined as 12.0 or more credit hours per semester)

Estimated Cost of Attendance
Direct Costs (Tuition + Fees)
Tuition for Year 1
Activity Fee
Technology Fee
Materials Fee
Estimated Books + Supplies*
Total in Year 1
Indirect Costs (Estimated Expenses)
Estimated Room + Board**
$0 -$15,750
Estimated Transportation**
$0 – $2,250
Total Estimated Living Expenses**
$0 – $18,000
Total Estimated Expenses in Year 1: $31,500 – $49,500

*Average cost
**Actual costs will depend upon students’ own living style and needs