Tuition and Fees

NewSchool Tuition Information

NewSchool strives to find ways to make tuition more affordable for students. NewSchool offers over $1 million scholarships each year as well as other financial aid options. Our Financial Aid Office can help you find a tuition plan that works for you.

TUITION and FEES // Effective July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017

Quarterly Tuition

Full Time Students 12 to 18 Units Quarterly Rate Greater Than 18 Units Per Unit Rate Less Than 12 Units Per Unit Rate
Architecture $9,229 $802 $802
Construction Management $7,169 $597 $597
Architecture $8,646 $751 $751
Construction Management $8,646 $751 $751
Interior Architecture & Design $6,695 $592 $592
Product Design $6,695 $592 $592
Strategic Design & Management $6,695 $592 $592
Media Design $6,695 $592 $592
Game Development $6,695 $592 $592
Animation, Game Programming $6,695 $592 $592

Students that matriculated on or before September 30, 2007 and who have been continuously enrolled (except for summer quarters) at NewSchool may be eligible for a different rate. Applicable programs include: B Architecture, M Architecture, Digital Media Arts

Fee Rates

Student Operation Fee (Per Quarter; Non-Refundable)
(Includes Copy and Printing Fees, Studio, Lab, School Access and ID Card, Library & Career Services, Student Activity Fee) $175.00
Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) (State of California Mandate) $0 per $1000
STRF rate is based on institutional charges (Tuition and Fees) for the entire program (one-time collection)
Health Insurance Fees
Health Insurance Premium¹ $1,980.00/year
(Health insurance is required and may be waived with proof of comparable coverage)
¹ Health Insurance Premium is subject to change
Additional Fees As Incurred
Application Fee (Non-Refundable) $75.00
Late Registration Fee $250.00
Fee to Add or Drop a course after the Add/Drop period $50.00
Administrative Fee for Tuition Refunds (up to 60% of coursework) $100.00
Late Payment Fee $25.00
Returned Check Fee $35.00
Transcript Fee $10.00
Graduation Fee $250.00
The graduation fee covers the following:
  • Official transcript
  • Thesis processing
  • Commencement ceremony fees
  • Degree audit
  • Diploma printing
  • Thesis Exhibition
  • Administrative costs
  • Automatic lifetime membership in alumni association (job postings, alumni events)

Course Challenge Fee $500.00
Overdue Library Book Fee $0.25/day
Student ID Replacement Fee (one replacement free) $25.00