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Frozen Tuition

When researching college costs, make sure to compare apples to apples.

Here are some of the reasons students choose the Creative Center (CC):

  • CC was created by artists for artists; students take only the courses they need to be successful.
  • The Bachelor of Fine Art in Graphic Design is an accelerated degree. CC students can complete a BFA in just three years compared to 56% completion in 6 years at public colleges.*
  • CC students can complete an AOS in just two years compared to 27% completion in 3 years at public colleges.**
  • CC students take almost twice as many credit hours per semester than the full-time equivalent in traditional colleges.
  • Students train everyday, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. with a teacher in the classroom the whole time.
  • *http://collegecompletion.chronicle.com/state/#state=ne&sector=public_four **http://collegecompletion.chronicle.com/state/#state=ne&sector=public_two

 

Breakdown of Tuition and Fees

2017-18 School Year - three-year program

AOS - First Year

1st Sem. 2nd Sem.
Application Fee $100 (n/a)
Tuition $12,800 $12,800
Lab Fees $1,000 $1,000
Books/Software $925 $575
Computer $2,800 (n/a)
$17,625 $14,375
Total First Year $32,000
Supplies (approx.) $500 $100

Individual student supplies are not included in tuition and are the responsibility of the student.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. Students must qualify for Financial Aid every year. Students who have not paid or arranged payment through financial aid will not be allowed to attend class until approved payment arrangements are made.

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • State Grants
  • Parent Plus Loans
  • Stafford Loan
  • Scholarships
  • Private Loans

AOS - Second Year

1st Sem. 2nd Sem.
Tuition $12,800 $12,800
Lab Fees $1,000 $1,000
Books/Software $750 $750
Matriculation Fee (n/a) $55
$14,550 $14,605

Total 2nd Year $29,155
Supplies (approx.) $100 $300

Individual student supplies are not included in tuition and are the responsibility of the student.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. Students must qualify for Financial Aid every year. Students who have not paid or arranged payment through financial aid will not be allowed to attend class until approved payment arrangements are made.

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • State Grants
  • Parent Plus Loans
  • Stafford Loan
  • Scholarships
  • Private Loans

BFA

1st Sem. 2nd Sem.
Tuition $12,800 $12,800
Lab Fees $1,000 $1,000
Books/Software $750 $750
Matriculation Fee (n/a) $55
$14,550 $14,605
Total 3rd Year $29,155
Total Investment $90,310
Supplies (approx.) $250 $250

Individual student supplies are not included in tuition and are the responsibility of the student.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. Students must qualify for Financial Aid every year. Students who have not paid or arranged payment through financial aid will not be allowed to attend class until approved payment arrangements are made.

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • State Grants
  • Parent Plus Loans
  • Stafford Loan
  • Scholarships
  • Private Loans

Tuition and Fees at a Glance

2017-18 School Year - three-year program

Tuition - $76,800

  • 137 semester credit hours
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design: 3 years
  • Associate of Occupational Studies in Graphic Design: 2 years
  • 5-Day class schedule
  • Monday – Friday
  • 8:30-3:30
  • Curriculum includes:
    • - Graphic Design
    • - Advertising
    • - Web Design
    • - Illustration
    • - 3D
    • - Signage
    • - Video
    • - Multimedia

Lab Fees - $6,000

Use of:

  • High Speed Internet
  • Specialty Software Checkout
  • HD Digital Cameras, including GoPro
  • HD Video Equipment
  • Photography Studio with Backdrops, Lighting and Tripods
  • Color Laser and Inkjet Printing including Laser Paper, Ink, and Maintenance
  • Copy Machines, including paper, ink, and maintenance
  • Black Mounting Board
  • Die-Cutting Machine
  • Select Artist Tools
  • Spray Mount and Workable Fixative

Books & Software - $4,500

  • Course books
  • Software
    • - Adobe Creative Cloud - (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, After Effects, Flash, Premier, +)
  • Award competition entry fees:
    • -ADDY
    • -AIGA
  • Tour / field trip fees
  • Guest speaker fees
  • Meet the Pros
  • Magazine Subscriptions:
    • -Print
    • -Communication Arts
  • Computer Bag

Computer - $2,800

(received by students January, 2015)

  • 15" MacBook Pro
  • OS 11.2 (El Capitan)
  • Retina Display
  • 2.5 GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7
  • 16GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM
  • 512GB Flash Storage
  • Backlit Keyboard
  • 3 year Applecare warranty

 

Application Fee - $100

  • Enrollment and Acceptance procedures and cordination

Matriculation Fee - $110

  • Included for both programs:
    • - Ceremony
    • - Cap and Tassel
    • - Diploma
    • - Official Transcript

 

Supplies (not included in tuition and fees) Approximately $1500

  • The Creative Center has agreements with local vendors for the 1st year supply kit to be purchased at a discounted rate.
  • Vendor will be on campus on the first day of class.

Sample Financial Assistance

The data presented is intended to provide additional insight into what a Creative Center student may be qualified to receive based on their income profiles.

Financial aid estimates are based on 2016-2017 student data and indicate a range of financial assistance for which a student may qualify based on family income. Awards will vary because of factors such as family size, family assets, and number of children in college. Creative Center reserves the right to make adjustments to the results at any time.

Family Income Per Student
Fall 2016






Range of Financial Aid by Family Income
Fall 2016 - numbers have been rounded






Student Case Studies
Fall 2016 - numbers have been rounded










* Family income includes parent and student taxable and non-taxable income.

** Total award includes state aid and grant funds, federal grant funds, outside scholarships, veteran’s benefits, federal student and parent loans, and alternative loans.

Net Price Calculator

The federally mandated net price calculator (NPC) can give early insight to help with planning and saving for college costs. In order to use the NPC, students must be eligible to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), but the NPC does not account for all possible funding options or special family circumstances. It was designed to be a tool to provide initial cost comparisons, and is only an early estimate of possible assistance. While the results do not present a complete picture, it can be a good starting point for families unfamiliar with the college search process.

Even though cost is an important factor when choosing a college, there are many other factors to consider when deciding which college best meets your educational and career goals. To find out if the Creative Center meets your goals, please contact an Admissions representative to arrange a tour of the college.