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The information on this page is intended to help you determine your total estimated costs of attendance at DigiPen Institute of Technology.

We encourage you to review the example budgets below and use them to calculate your own cost estimates. A good budget will include:

  • Full-time tuition and fees
  • Allowance for books and supplies, room and board, food, and utilities
  • Personal, miscellaneous, and transportation expenses

Except for tuition and fees, the budgeted costs shown below are based on students’ average expenses and include a modest, adequate living allowance to provide for reasonable expenditures. Your own lifestyle and specific needs will determine your actual cost of attendance.

It is important for students and parents to discuss how the family will pay for college. See Financial Aid for more information on acquiring need- and merit-based funding to help pay for your college education.


2018-19 Budget Estimates

The following budgets provide cost estimates for one year of attendance at DigiPen as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student living near campus or living with parents.

Undergraduate (Full-time)

“Full-time” is determined as “12 credits or more per semester.” If you plan on attending less than full-time, please contact the financial aid office to have your budget determined. Indirect costs are calculated averages and not billed to the school, but are associated with the cost of attending college.

Fall and Spring Semesters

Per Semester Flat RateOff-Campus Total Per YearWith Parents Total Per Year
Direct Costs to DigiPen
Tuition and Fees*$16,200$32,600$32,600
Indirect Costs
Room and Board$5,946$11,891$4,856
Books and Supplies$540$1,080$1,080
Transportation$534$1,067$1,067
Personal Expenses$1,067$2,133$2,133
Cost of Attendance
Total$48,771$41,736

*Assumes 16-22 credits per semester at $16,200 flat rate, and $100 in administrative fees per semester.


Graduate (MS in Computer Science, Full-Time)

Fall and Spring Semesters

Per Semester Flat RateOff-Campus Total Per YearWith Parents Total Per Year
Direct Costs to DigiPen
Tuition and Fees*$10,125$20,450$20,450
Indirect Costs
Room and Board$5,946$11,891$4,856
Books and Supplies$540$1,080$1,080
Transportation$534$1,067$1,067
Personal Expenses$1,067$2,133$2,133
Cost of Attendance
Total$36,621$29,586

*Assumes 9 credits per semester at a $10,125 flat rate, and $100 in administrative fees per semester.


Graduate (MFA in Digital Arts, Full-Time)

Fall and Spring Semesters

Per Semester Flat RateOff-Campus Total Per YearWith Parents Total Per Year
Direct Costs to DigiPen
Tuition and Fees*$13,500$27,200$27,200
Indirect Costs
Room and Board$5,946$11,891$4,856
Books and Supplies$540$1,080$1,080
Transportation$534$1,067$1,067
Personal Expenses$1,067$2,133$2,133
Cost of Attendance
Total$43,371$36,336

*Assumes 15 credits per semester at a $13,500 flat rate, and $100 in administrative fees per semester.


Net Price Calculator

The Net Price Calculator is designed to help you estimate your potential financial aid options and calculate the remaining costs of attending DigiPen. The final “net price” is the remaining estimated cost of attending DigiPen after subtracting anticipated merit- and need-based financial aid. To use this calculator, you will need tax information (or estimates, if tax info is unavailable) for you and your parents. The results of this calculator are based on the costs of attendance for students from previous years and are for estimation purposes only.