Tuition and Fees

Making it easy for you to understand the costs of your art school education

Our tuition is broken up by program - depending on what artistic path you’d like to pursue, we have two different tuition points to work from. We also provide a selection of varying housing and meal plan opportunities to help fit your needs. We’re taking the guesswork out of how much your college experience will actually cost.

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Tuition: Creative Writing, Graphic Design, Digital Arts, Arts Management
Full time (12-18 credit hours, semester) $9,212.00
Part time (1–11 credit hours) $692/credit hour
Overload (over 18 credits) per credit $403/credit hour
Program Fee $250/semester
Tuition: The Film School, Performing Arts, Studio Arts, Contemporary Music, Photography
Full time (12-18 credit hours, semester) $14,923
Part time (1–11 credit hours) $1,119/credit hour
Overload (over 18 credits) per credit $722/credit hour
Program Fee $500/semester

General Fees:
Application fee (payable once, nonrefundable) $50
Student Activities Fee $350/semester
Graduation fee $125
Private Lesson Fees $400 - $420 per credit hour
Advanced Placement credit $75/credit hour
CLEP credit $75/credit hour
DANTES fee (per credit) $75
Course Challenge $75/credit hour
Portfolio credit $75/credit hour
Duplicate diploma fee $50
Technology fee $400/semester
Student Health Insurance fee $1036/year
Expedited Transcript Fee (official and unofficial) $15
Official Transcript Fee $10
Unofficial Transcript Fee $5
Return Check Fee $35
Board*
  • Plan A- 19 meals per week
  • Plan A2- 12 meals per week and 350 Flex points per semester

$2,217/semester
  • Plan B– 15 meals per week
  • Plan B2- 10 meals per week and 250 flex points per semester

$1,757/semester
Plan C – 7 meals per week $961/semester
Plan D – 450 flex points per semester $495/semester
Room
Triple (no air conditioning) $1,820/semester
Double (no air conditioning) $2,716/semester
Double with Air Conditioning $2,850/semester
Single - King Hall $3,290/semester
Double with Ensuite & Air conditioning $3,075/semester

Campus Apartments -
Single room in two-bedroom apartment

$3,728/semester
Campus Apartments - 12 Month Contract $4,500/semester

* Students residing in residence halls must select one A or B meal plan. Students residing in campus apartments must select one of the meal plans.

Other Fees

Private lessons and small group fees

Bursar’s Office

Phone: 1-877-747-7719
Email: bursar@santafeuniversity.edu
Office Hours: Monday thru Friday 7:30am - 3:30pm

Cashier’s Office

Phone: 1-877-397-7502; 1-505-473-6411
Office Hours: Monday thru Friday 8:00am - 12:00 and 1:00pm - 5:00pm

**All tuition and fees are subject to change