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.
2014-2015 Tuition and Fees per Semester
Academic Facilities Fee $360
Student Activities Fee $360
Registration Fee $45
Housing Deposit* $350
Student Housing: Quad (four students share unit) $3,400
Student Housing: Triple (three students share unit) $3,400
Student Housing: Double (two students share unit) $3,950
Resident Meal Plan $1,865
Commuter Meal Plan (optional) $350
*The Housing Deposit is one-time fee; refundable at the time of departure.
Cost per credit $950
Registration fee $45
Academic Facilties Fee $235
Student Activities Fee $235
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.