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Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Tuition for American Conservatory Theater is $28,500 for the 2017/2018 academic year. This is 3% more expensive than the national average private non-profit four year college tuition of $27,755. The cost is 22% more expensive than the average California tuition of $23,377 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 85th in California amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 60th most expensive 4 year college in the state. Price does not vary by residence.

The school charges an additional fees of $205 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $28,705.

Housing Costs

American Conservatory Theater doesn't offer on campus housing. If you're not living with family you will need to budget for food and housing in the San Francisco area just like you would for a college with dorms. The estimated rent and meal expense per academic year for off campus housing is $14,670.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $500.

Other Living Expenses

Off-campus students should budget for $5,706 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The annual tuition and living expense budget to go to American Conservatory Theater was $49,581 for the 2017/2018 academic year. The cost is the same for all students regardless of California residence status as there is no in-state discount. Students residing at home with parents providing food and housing can expect a total cost of $34,911.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2017-2018 and 2016-2017 IPEDS survey response for American Conservatory Theater and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for American Conservatory Theater
Estimated Budgets
California Resident Total Budget (Living Off Campus)$49,581
   In-State Tuition$28,500
   Other Fees$205
   Off-Campus Housing Budget$14,670
   Off-Campus Other Budget$5,706
   Books and Supplies$500
California Resident Total Budget (Living with Parents)$34,911
   In-State Tuition$28,500
   Other Fees$205
   Family Provided Room and Board$0
   With-Family Other Living Budget$5,706
   Books and Supplies$500
Non-Resident Total Budget (Living Off Campus)$49,581
   Out-of-State Tuition$28,500
   Other Fees$205
   Off-Campus Housing Budget$14,670
   Off-Campus Other Budget$5,706
   Books and Supplies$500

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What it Really Costs

Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $49,581 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported American Conservatory Theater net price for in-state students is $0* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

0% of American Conservatory Theater students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $0. 0 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2014/2015 was $0. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend American Conservatory Theater, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for American Conservatory Theater
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$0*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid0%
Average Total Grant Aid$0
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants0%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$0

Average Net Price by Family Income

The average net total cost of attendance for different levels of family income after federal, state or local government, institutional grant and scholarship aid are awarded. Data last published for the 2014/2015 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000n/a
$30,001 to $48,000n/a
$48,001 to $75,000n/a
$75,001 to $110,000n/a
$110,000+n/a

Average Financial Aid Mix - $49,581 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $49,581. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.

0%
0%
100%

Grants and Scholarships

 0% - $0

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, American Conservatory Theater or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 0% - $0

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket

 100% -  $43,875

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.


*Reported Average Annual Net Price for students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

Cost of a Degree

When considering ability to pay for college, the annual cost is often discussed but it's the "all in" multi-year degree cost which matters in the end. Let's take a look at what it could really cost for four years at American Conservatory Theater.

Estimated 4 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 4 year bachelor's degree at American Conservatory Theater is $198,324 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.

If you end up on the "five year plan" and need an additional year to graduate, your five year cost could be as high as $247,905 or $0 using an average net price.

**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Other Costs

Estimated Cost Per Semester

Most colleges don't charge students on an annual basis but instead require payment semester by semester. If you ever need to take an additional semester of classes to complete you degree you shouldn't have to pay for a full academic year. These our estimated costs for a semester at American Conservatory Theater.

California Resident Tuition Per Semester$14,250
California Resident Total Cost Per Semester$24,790

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to American Conservatory Theater in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $18,866 to $28,500. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 10.2%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you could expect to pay for a 4 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current 4 year cost of $198,324.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for American Conservatory Theater.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2024$68,185$272,742
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2029$87,024$348,095
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2034 $111,067$444,268
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2037 $128,574$514,295

Tuition History

What was tuition at American Conservatory Theater five, ten, fifteen or twenty years ago? Hop into our time machine and take a look. Pay attention to how aggressive the school has been with price increases in the past as it provides indication as to how the school may raise tuition in the next few years. Historical tuition and fees for all available data years back to 1987 follows.

YearTuitionAnnual Increase
2012$18,8665%
2011$17,9680.1%
2010$17,9555.8%
2009$16,9693.5%
2008$16,3903.9%
2007$15,7766.8%
2006$14,7754%
2005$14,2075%
2004$13,5305%
2003$12,8853%
2002$12,51027%
1999$9,84811.7%
1998$8,8196%
1997$8,3204%
1996$8,0003.9%
1995$7,7002.7%
1994$7,5002%
1993$7,3506.1%
1992$6,9254.9%
1991$6,600-5%
1990$6,9500.7%
1989$6,90011.3%
1988$6,2003.8%
1987$5,975

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About American Conservatory Theater

American Conservatory Theater is a four year private college located in San Francisco, California.  Full time enrollment is 54 and part time is 0.

Students attending this school may pursue both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Address
American Conservatory Theater
30 Grant Ave
San Francisco, California
94108-5834

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

American Conservatory Theater is a private not for profit institution.

American Conservatory Theater cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=109086 IPEDS survey data.