Tuition and Fees

Learn how affordable a Woodbury education can be

Like many students, you may be concerned about how you and your family will cover the tuition and costs associated with attending Woodbury.  The good news is that a Woodbury education is more affordable than you might expect.  In fact, more than 89% of Woodbury University students receive some form of financial aid, with the average student financial aid grants during the 2021-2022 academic year totaling over $21,489.

Our financial aid professionals will work with you to coordinate a comprehensive financial aid package consisting of scholarships, grants, loans and part-time employment through funding from state and federal programs, its own resources and donors.  We are dedicated to assisting each student with a strategy that works for them.  Your education can be affordable with the many financial aid options available to students today.

View the tuition and fees for undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as room and board and other related costs, for the 2023 – 2024 academic year.

Please note that the costs listed do not take into account any financial aid that you might receive.



Public vs. Private Education

Woodbury’s world-class faculty and intimate setting enable us to provide our students with unprecedented attention. It also means that our students are able to take the courses that are required to complete their degree and begin their careers in four years.

By comparison, the average time that it takes for a student to graduate from a public university is over six years, largely as a result of overcrowding and the inability to get into required courses.

The Return on Investment (ROI) of a 4-Year vs. 6-Year Degree

Graduating in four years and getting into the job market immediately has a big impact on the rate of return on the investment (ROI) in education. According to Payscale.com, Woodbury students make on average $48,000 right out of college, so over a period of six years the cost after financial aid (without taking into account the effect of taxes) is our average discounted tuition of $27,000 per year multiplied by 4 years ($108,000), minus $48,000 in earnings for 2 years ($96,000) – or about $12,000 net cost. By comparison, the average time to graduation at a public university is six years (mainly due to overcrowding and the inability to get into required courses), so the net cost at a public university at, say, $8,000 per year for six years, is $48,000. Put differently, a student who graduates two years earlier earns about $96,000, whereas the average student debt upon graduation is about $37,000.


Net Price Calculator

Explore how to plan and pay for your college education. We will help you every step of the way. Using the Net Price Calculator, you can find out your eligibility for financial aid and estimate your out-of-pocket expenses. Results from the Net Price Calculator will show you how affordable Woodbury can be.

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Average Annual Cost and Median Earnings for Top Creative Colleges and Universities in the U.S.

Avg. Annual Cost*
Median Earnings*
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)$44K$58K26%
Pratt Institute$46K$52K56%
School at the Art Institute of Chicago$45K$39K57%
Yale University$18K$89K6%
California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)$50K$38K25%
Art Center College of Design$47K$66K71%
Carnegie Mellon University$35K$100K15%
Maryland Institute College of Art$39K$44K64%
Stanford University$11K$98K4%
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)$17K$111K7%
University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA)$14K$74K12%
School of Visual Arts$45K$50K71%
Virginia Commonwealth University$22K$50K87%
University of Southern California (USC)$30K$83K11%
Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)$44K$44K96%
Ringling College of Art and Design$50K$44K64%
Fashion Institute of Technology$11K$60K54%
Harvard University$15K$85K5%
College for Creative Studies$38K$53K44%
The New School$43K$54K57%

*Source: US Department of Education College Scorecard. **Source: Niche.com
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