Tuition & Financial Aid

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tuition and Fees

FY 2017-18*

MA in Art Education & MA in Art Education with Certification
Tuition:  $1,620/credit
General Fee:  $73/credit
Total: $1,693/credit

MFA in Studio Art, MFA in Community Practice, & MA in Social Engagement
Annual Tuition: $42,500
The number of credits vary per calendar year and degree program
*Tuition and fees are subject to change annually prior to the summer term.

Financial Aid for Graduate Programs

Graduate fellowships

Graduate fellowships are awarded up to $20,000 to a limited number of applicants who demonstrate exceptional artistic and academic ability upon entering the college. Applicants are automatically considered by the Graduate Review Committee and will be awarded in early March. Priority consideration will be given to all applicants that complete their application and submit all application requirements before the December 1 Early Action deadline.


Follow these easy steps to apply for Financial Aid:

  • Prospective Art Education students planning to enter the graduate program in the summer of 2017 should complete the 2016-2017 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) any time after October 1, 2016 and no later than February 1, 2017.
  • Prospective Studio Art, Social Engagement & Community practice students planning to enter the graduate program in the fall of 2017 should complete the 2017-2018 FAFSA any time after October 1, 2016 and no later than February 1, 2017.
  • All returning students should submit the 2017-2018 FAFSA by May 1, 2017.
  • After submitting your FAFSA, you will receive a follow-up email from the U.S. Department of Education. Follow the email instructions to access your Student Aid Report (SAR). Review your SAR carefully to see if your FAFSA needs any corrections. If so, submit your corrections as soon as possible.
  • The SAR will also tell you if your FAFSA has been selected for verification. If selected, the college will request a Verification Worksheet and certain tax documents. Submit any requested verification documents within 30 days of your notice from the Financial Aid Office.
  • Complete Direct Loan Entrance Counseling at
  • Complete Direct Loan Subsidized/Unsubsidized Master Promissory Note (MPN) at
  • Complete Graduate PLUS Loan Request, PLUS MPN and PLUS entrance counseling at

Helpful Hints:

  • or is the site to complete the FAFSA. The FAFSA is a FREE application.
  • Moore College’s FAFSA code is 003300.
  • The 2015-2016 FAFSA requires 2014 income data. The 2016-2017 FAFSA requires 2015 income data. The 2016-2017 FAFSA cannot be completed before January 1, 2016. 
  • The FSA ID, which consists of a user-created username and password, replaced the PIN effective May, 2015. It allows users to electronically access personal information on Federal Student Aid Web sites as well as electronically sign a FAFSA. While you are not required to have an FSA ID to complete and submit a FAFSA on the Web application, it is the fastest way to sign your application and have it processed. It is also the only way to access or correct your information online, or to pre-fill a FAFSA on the Web application with information from your previous year’s FAFSA.
  • An FSA ID can be created by visiting


How financial aid eligibility is determined:

Moore College of Art & Design participates in the Federal Direct Loan programs. To be eligible for federal student loans, a student must be matriculated into a Masters degree program and enrolled for at least three credits per term. A student is also required to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA); all colleges use this application to determine a student’s eligibility for federal student aid. Graduate students are encouraged to file the FAFSA between October 1st and February 1stfor their first term of enrollment at Moore and by May 1 for subsequent years.

All fees and charges not covered by financial aid are the responsibility of the student.

The aggregate Stafford Loan limit per year for graduate students is $20,500. The total aggregate loan limit (including loans for undergraduate study) is $138,500. A graduate candidate may borrow under the Federal Plus Loan Program if they are credit worth and remain eligible after the Stafford Loan(s) and other financial assistance have been deducted from the graduate student’s financial aid budget.

First-time borrowers at Moore College of Art & Design will be required to complete online entrance counseling and MPN. As part of default prevention, the federal government requires all students to complete this counseling and MPN before the institution can disburse any Federal Direct Loan proceeds. Information regarding completing online entrance counseling and MPN is available through the Financial Aid Office. Exit counseling is required upon graduation or separation for all students who have borrowed a Federal Direct Loan.

The Financial Aid Office utilizes the Moore email system to communicate with students. Students are encouraged to check their Moore email account regularly for important deadlines, requests, and announcements. Logging into Self-Service under Current Students will give students access to their account balance and financial aid information.

Graduate students must re-file the FAFSA each year they wish to borrow federal student loans.

More complete information about financial aid programs may be obtained from the Financial Aid Office at or 215-965-4041