Current Tuition

The flat-rate fee structure at DigiPen is determined based on the number of credit hours the student takes per term. In order for an undergraduate student to complete the degree program in the typical four years, the student must take an average of 16–20 credits per semester.

2018-19 Academic Year

The following rates are for students who began their studies in 2011 or later for the 2018-19 school year. Rates for students who began their studies in 2010 or prior are available here.

Undergraduate Students

No. of Credits

U.S. Citizens and Residents

Non-U.S. Residents

Fewer than 16 credits

$1,005 per credit

$1,115 per credit

16–22 Credit Flat Rate (1 semester)

$15,570

$17,150

Graduate Students

No. of Credits

U.S. Citizens and Residents

Non-U.S. Residents

Fewer than 12 credits

$1,075 per credit

$1,180 per credit

12-18 Credit Flat Rate (1 semester)*

$12,960

$14,110

*Flat rate applies to graduate students taking 12 or more credits a semester.

IEP Students

Intensive English Preparatory Courses are $1,115 per credit hour for both graduate and undergraduate students.

2017-18 Academic Year

The following rates are for students who began their studies in 2011 or later for the 2017-18 school year. Rates for students who began their studies in 2010 or prior are available here.

Undergraduate Students

No. of Credits

U.S. Citizens and Residents

Non-U.S. Residents

Fewer than 16 credits

$960 per credit

$1,066 per credit

16–22 Credit Flat Rate (1 semester)

$14,900

$16,400

Graduate Students

No. of Credits

U.S. Citizens and Residents

Non-U.S. Residents

Fewer than 12 credits

$1,030 per credit

$1,130 per credit

12-18 Credit Flat Rate (1 semester)*

$12,400

$13,500

*Flat rate applies to graduate students taking 12 or more credits a semester.

IEP Students

Intensive English Preparatory Courses are $1,066 per credit hour for both graduate and undergraduate students.

Policies

General Notes on Tuition:

  • Tuition is subject to change with six months notice.
  • Students re-registering for a course that needs to be retaken must pay the regular course fees and are responsible for re-registering in the course.
  • Students auditing a course must pay the regular course fees.

Exception to Non-U.S. Resident Tuition Rates

As of September 1, 2009, DigiPen began accepting an affidavit form [PDF] (adapted from the Washington Higher Education Residency Affidavit/Declaration/Certification) to allow certain students to be eligible for resident student status—and eligible to pay resident tuition rates. Please note that this policy does not make students eligible to receive need-based state or federal financial aid. 


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