The following fee amounts are for the 2016-2017 academic year, and were last updated upon publication of the 2016-2017 Course Catalog 2nd Edition.
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.
Unless otherwise noted, all students must pay the following fees.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Students may submit one preferred name change at no cost. However, any preferred names after the initial one will incur a $75 fee to cover administrative and material costs. Reverting to current legal name or officially changing legal name will not incur a fee. Please refer to the Student Name Policy Statement for more information.
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).
Official transcripts are processed at $5.00 per transcript. Unofficial transcripts are processed at $3.00 per transcript.
Some courses may require lab or material fees. Please refer to course descriptions on course registration forms.
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.
Students must pay the following fees for special or unusual situations.
Tuition, application, and enrollment fees are waived, but alumni are responsible for any course, administrative, and technology fees. Fees are non-refundable for alumni audits.
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.
A monthly service fee of $50.00 assessed on delinquent accounts. A student's account is considered delinquent if the student has a balance due on the first day of the month following the start of the semester.
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 diplomas are processed at $20.00 per diploma requested.
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.
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:
Separate payments are required for tuition and housing invoices.
Visit the Making Tuition Payments page for more information on paying for tuition and fees.