An important advantage of DCAD is its tuition, which is considerably lower than other independent colleges of art and design. This has been made possible by the generous support of the City of Wilmington. Students who plan a four-year BFA curriculum may achieve a significant savings by completing their first two years of study at DCAD and completing their final two years at Pratt, the Corcoran, or other distinguished art and design school.
2013-2014 Tuition and Fees per Semester
Academic Facilities Fee $350
Student Activities Fee $350
Registration Fee $40
Housing Deposit* $350
Student Housing: Quad (four students share unit) $3,275
Student Housing: Triple (three students share unit) $3,195
Student Housing: Double (two students share unit) $3,825
Resident Meal Plan $1,800
Commuter Meal Plan (optional) $900
*The Housing Deposit is one-time fee.
Cost per credit $915
Registration fee $40
Academic Facilties Fee $220
Student Activities Fee $220
Art Materials, Books and Other Supplies
DCAD offers an optional 14-week summer semester, which is billed separately from the items listed above. Housing also is available during the summer, should students need it.