Tuition, Fees, & Aid


Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees for the 2016-2017 academic year for full-time students are listed below. Part-time students pay the per credit rate plus all applicable fees.

Tuition and Fees for 2016–2017

Description Amount
Tuition $1,080 per credit $25,920
College Enrollment Fee
($360 per semester)
Technology Access Fee
($620 per semester)
Student Service Fee
($230 per semester)
Total $28,340

Tuition and fees for the 2017-2018 academic year are expected to increase based on inflation, subject to approval by the Board of Trustees. For detailed information on tuition, fees, and other College-related expenses, please contact the Office of Financial Services.

The tuition covers:

  • Enrollment in any course applicable toward a student’s degree program
  • A limit of a total of 45 credits per academic year (ie, Fall and Spring)
  • For students in the BFA and MFA  in Classical Chinese Dance programs, enrollment in the amount of private or class instruction required for the degree program and the use of dance studios and necessary equipment
  • For students in the BM and MusM in Performance programs, enrollment in the amount of private or class instruction required for the degree program, and the use of practice rooms and necessary equipment (other than personal instruments).

Estimated Living and Other Expenses

Living on-campus Living at home Commuting, not living at home
Room and Board $6,660 $2,500 $10,850
Books and Academic Supplies $700 $700 $700
Dance/Music Supplies $1,380 $1,380 $1,380
Personal Expenses $2,560 $2,560 $2,560
Transportation Expense $980 $1,600 $1,600
Total $12,280 $8,740 $17,090

Total Cost of Attendance

Living on-campus Living at home Commuting, not living at home
Cost of Attendance $40,620 $37,080 $45,430

A student who takes more than 22 credits per semester or 45 credits in an academic year is subject to a charge of the per credit rate for each additional credit taken.

The College enrollment fee covers expenses associated with a variety of College administrative services, such as enrollment and degree certification, course add/drop done before published deadlines, diplomas, official transcripts and their production, and maintenance of credential files. The technology access fee represents expenses associated with maintaining email use, Internet access, and supplies for the Language and Computer Labs. It also includes fees for access to various studios. The student service fees are used for student activities and services on campus.

For the convenience of financial planning for the students and their parents, living and other expenses a student with a full-time load is expected to incur per year are estimated in the “Estimated Living and Other Expenses” table above. The cost of attending Fei Tian College will vary depending on how many courses the student is taking, how far away and with whom the student lives, and whether the student has dependent or independent status. The on-campus cost of room and board depends on the room type and meal plan the student selects.


The College does not turn away any qualified student for lack of funds; all qualified students will be offered a full or partial scholarship. See the Financial Aid section below for details.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is monetary assistance provided to students who seek higher education at Fei Tian College. It is expected that the cost of education beyond high school will be paid by the student and/or the student’s family. The financial aid programs at the College are administered mainly on the basis of need, which is defined as the difference between the cost of attending the College and the family’s ability to pay that cost. However, there is also merit-based aid for qualified students. Cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, transportation, room and board, and personal expenses.

Financial aid is awarded for the academic year, or a portion thereof, during which a student anticipates being enrolled Should a student discontinue a portion of that enrollment period, appropriate adjustments will be made to the student’s award in accordance with the refund and return policies of the College.

Types of Aid

Fei Tian College strives to provide various forms of financial aid to students who are talented and motivated to pursue studies at the College but demonstrate a genuine need for additional financial support. Through its Office of Admissions and Records, the College offers to qualified students various types of financial aid in an effort to help them attain their educational goals. All scholarships are awarded competitively based on academic achievement and need. 

Scholarships offered at Fei Tian College for academic year 2016-2017 are as follows:

Description Amount
Tuition Waiver $28,340
Room and Board $6,660
Supplies Assistance $2,080
Full College Scholarship $38,060

The scholarship values for the 2017-2018 academic year are expected to increase based on inflation, subject to approval by the Board of Trustees.

Tuition Waiver

Under this type of scholarship, students do not pay tuition for instruction they receive, but will need to provide their own books and cover their room and board.

Room and Board

Under this type of scholarship, students receive free housing and food on campus.

Supply Assistance

Under this type of scholarship, the College provides the necessary academic and artistic supplies required for instruction, including, for example, textbooks, dance equipment, and dance clothes.

Full College Scholarship

This type of scholarship provides a total tuition and fees waiver, on-campus room and board, necessary academic and artistic supplies, and transportation related to instruction. Personal expenses are not included.

Other Sources of Financial Aid

The Office of Admissions and Records also provides information on other sources of financial aid and fellowships.

How to Apply for Financial Aid

Scholarships are normally awarded on a yearly basis with the possibility of renewal. Outstanding students may be awarded multiple-year scholarships. Except under extraordinary circumstances, only full-time students are eligible to apply for the Full College Scholarship or Tuition Waiver.

Scholarship decisions for new students are made at the same time as the admission decisions. For new students who enter in the fall semester, scholarship decisions can be considered on a per-semester basis, as opposed to a yearly basis, and should be applied for the semester in which the student would enter the College.

Continuing students seeking continued financial aid must apply annually for renewal. In order to be eligible for continued financial aid, students must make satisfactory academic progress. The Office of Admissions and Records (OAR) publishes application deadlines and procedures for renewal applications.

A student seeking financial aid should complete the College’s Financial Aid Application Form and submit it to OAR. Proof of citizenship or eligibility to receive financial aid for non-immigrant students is required.

Academic Standards for Financial Aid Recipients

Students receiving Fei Tian College financial aid are expected to maintain satisfactory academic progress. Generally, satisfactory academic progress is determined on the basis of: (1) completing the minimum required credits in a semester; (2) satisfactorily completing 75 percent of the credits attempted each semester; and (3) achieving and maintaining the required grade point average (GPA). To be eligible for financial aid renewal, a student is expected to maintain a grade point average (GPA) at or above 2.5 and complete a minimum of 12 credits in a semester.

There is an academic progress review at the end of each semester. A financial-aid recipient demonstrating unsatisfactory academic progress will be placed on financial aid probation for the next semester. During the probationary period, financial aid will still be available. But if the student fails to demonstrate satisfactory academic progress the next semester, his or her financial aid will be terminated.

After the termination, the students may re-apply for financial aid if he or she is able to meet the end-of-semester review of satisfactory academic progress in the following semester.

An appeal of this determination, on the basis of the death of a relative, an injury or illness of the student, or other mitigating circumstances, may be filed in writing with the Office of Admissions and Records (OAR).

A student wishing to appeal the decision about the termination should do so as soon as possible upon notification. All appeals submitted are reviewed individually by OAR.

Federal Tax Credits for Educational Expenses

The Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 created two non-refundable education tax credits, entitled the Hope Scholarship Credit and the Lifetime Learning Credit. A non-refundable tax credit allows a taxpayer to subtract from the total amount of taxes owed the value of the credit for which he or she is eligible. “Non-refundable” means that students must owe taxes to get the value of the credit.

Students must meet specific income and enrollment guidelines to be eligible. Consult the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 or the Internal Revenue Service for details.