Fees and Payment Information

The following fee amounts are for the 2015-16 academic year, and were last updated upon publication of the 2015-16 Course Catalog Addendum.

Students re-registering for a course must pay the regular course fees and are responsible for re-registering for the course. Students auditing courses must pay the applicable course fees.

Required Fees for 2015-16

Unless otherwise noted, all students must pay the following fees.

Application Fee

A $35.00 application fee must accompany your application form. The application fee is refundable if you are not accepted to DigiPen or if you cancel the application and request a refund within three days after submitting the application fee. 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 you cancel enrollment, you may request a refund of the enrollment fee within three days after signing the enrollment agreement and making an initial payment.

Administrative Fee

This fee covers a limited number of transcript requests, add/drop requests, and enrollment verification. This fee is $50.00 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 $50.00 per semester for all students.

Graduation Fee

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

Transcript Fee

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

Course Fees

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

Books and Supplies

Though there are no fees associated with books and supplies, the cost of these materials is not included as part of the cost of tuition. Estimated cost for textbooks and supplies is $1,026 per year.

Other Fees

Students must pay the following fees for special or unusual situations.

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.

Transfer and Waiver Fees

Course transfers and waivers are processed at $25.00 per credit. (Please refer to the Master in Science in Computer Science degree program details and Master of Fine Arts in Digital Arts degree program details for more information about transfer credits at the graduate level.)

Replacement Diploma Fee

Replacement diplomas are processed at $20.00 per diploma requested.

Graduate Courses for Undergraduate Students

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.

Tuition Fee Payment

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

Tuition and fees can be paid via the following means:

  • Credit card (VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover), which includes a 2.75% convenience fee charge
  • Electronic fund transfer (eCheck)
  • Personal check
    • Address payments by personal check to:
      DigiPen Institute of Technology
      Office of Accounting: Accounts Receivable
      9931 Willows Road NE
      Redmond, WA 98052
  • Cash (in-person only)

Separate payments are required for tuition and housing invoices.

Visit the Making Tuition Payments page for more information on paying for tuition and fees.


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