Fees and Payment Information

All tuition and fees are in U.S. dollars.

Application Fee

A $35.00 application fee must accompany the application form. The application fee is refundable if the applicant is not accepted to the Institute or if the applicant requests a refund within three days after submitting the application fee and cancels the application. This fee can be waived for students who demonstrate financial need through an SAT fee-waiver program or for participation in a similar need-based program.

Enrollment Fee

Upon acceptance into a degree program, a $150 enrollment fee must be paid to confirm enrollment. If a student cancels enrollment, the student may request a refund of the enrollment fee within three days after signing the enrollment agreement and making an initial payment.

Tuition Fee Payment

Please see the payment schedule in the Student Enrollment Agreement for dates and amounts due. The payment of tuition and all associated fees is the sole responsibility and obligation of the registering student. Tuition increases will be announced six months before taking effect.

Payment of tuition and fees can be made by credit card, personal check, electronic fund transfer (eCheck), or cash. DigiPen accepts credit card payments (VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) online with a 2.75% convenience fee charge.

Separate payments are required for tuition and housing invoices.

To process a credit card payment, the Office of Accounting will need:

  • Student's full name
  • Student's DigiPen ID number
  • Credit card information
  • Amount of payment

To process an electronic fund transfer or eCheck with no convenience fee, you will need:

  • Bank routing number
  • Bank account number

To pay online by eCheck or credit card, visit Making Tuition Payments.

All payments made by personal check should be sent to:

DigiPen Institute of Technology
Office of Accounting: Accounts Receivable
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Washington State Residency Policy

As of July 1, 2003, Washington State law changed the definition of "resident student." The law makes certain students, including international students, eligible for resident student status - and eligible to pay resident tuition rates - when they attend public colleges and universities in this state. Although DigiPen Institute of Technology is a private college it will honor this law under the same terms and conditions. Please note that the law does not make students eligible to receive need-based state or federal financial aid. To qualify for resident status, students must meet the following conditions and complete an affidavit/declaration/certification form found at www.hecb.wa.gov/research/issues/documents/ResidencyCertForm1079May2008.pdf.

  1. Resided  in Washington State  for three years immediately prior to receiving a high school diploma, and completed the full senior year at a Washington high school; or
  2. Completed the equivalent of a high school diploma and resided in Washington State for the three years immediately before receiving the equivalent of the diploma; or
  3. Continuously resided in the State since earning the high school diploma or its equivalent.

Students must submit the original copy of the completed affidavit to the Office of Admissions. Faxed or emailed forms, or forms without an original signature, are not acceptable.

This policy came into effect September 1, 2009. Tuition Affidavit forms may not be retroactively applied to tuition payable prior to September 1, 2009.

Late Registration Fee

Students are responsible for registering for courses, and re-registering for courses that need to be retaken, each semester by the posted date. All late class registrations will cost an additional $100 to cover administrative fees. Please refer to the Academic Calendar for academic deadlines.

Books & Supplies

Estimated cost for textbooks and supplies is $1,026 per year. This cost is not included as a part of the cost of tuition.


On-campus parking is available for $240 per academic year. Please see the Office of Student Affairs for details regarding parking applications.

Administrative Fee

This fee covers a limited number of transcript requests, add/drop requests, and enrollment verifications. This fee is $40.00 per semester for all students.

Technology Fee

This fee covers paper and toner for the student-use printers and maintenance costs associated with the upkeep of the equipment. This fee is $40.00 per semester for all students.

Graduation Fee

This $100 fee covers the cost of processing of the graduation application and degree audit. This fee must accompany the graduation application. This does not include the cost of regalia.

Transfer and Waiver Fees

Course transfers and waivers are processed at $25.00 per credit.

Transcript Fee

Official transcripts are processed at $5.00 per transcript.  Unofficial transcripts are processed at $3.00 per transcript.

Replacement Diploma Fee

Replacement diplomas requested are processed at $20.00 per diploma.

Course Fees

Some courses may require lab or material fees. Please refer to course descriptions on course registration forms.

Additional Courses

Students registered in an undergraduate degree program at DigiPen may register for graduate-level classes. Tuition for these credits will be assessed at the undergraduate rate.


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