Tuition and Cost to Attend South University The Art Institute of Dallas

Annual Total Cost

The annual total list price cost to go to South University The Art Institute of Dallas was $28,513 for the 2013/2014 academic year. The cost is the same for all students regardless of Texas residence status as there is no in-state discount. The breakdown of this total cost is detailed as follows.

Undergraduate Tuition

Tuition for South University The Art Institute of Dallas is $17,568 for the 2013/2014 academic year. This is 16% more expensive than the national average private for-profit four year college tuition of $15,095. The fee is $3,394 and 24% more expensive than the average Texas tuition of $14,174 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 73rd in Texas amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 40th most expensive 4 year college in the state. Price does not vary by residence.

The school charges an additional "other" fee of $100 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $17,668.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $9,345 per year. If you elect to live off campus elsewhere in Dallas, you should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,500.

Cost Itemization

Costs and Tuition Detail for South University The Art Institute of Dallas
Expenditure Price
Texas Resident Total Cost$28,513
Non-Resident Total Cost$28,513
   In-State Tuition$17,568
   Out-of-State Tuition$17,568
   Other Fees$100
   Room and Board$9,345
   Books and Supplies$1,500

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2013-2014 and 2012-2013 IPEDS Survey and represent reported costs for the 2013-2014 and 2012-2013 academic years.

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 $28,513 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out of pocket price you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported South University The Art Institute of Dallas net price for in-state students receiving aid was $29,430* for the 2010/2011 academic year.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

65% of South University The Art Institute of Dallas students received grant aid in 2010/2011 to help defray the cost of tuition. The average total aid amount was $5,077. 55 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2010/2011 was $4,304. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend South University The Art Institute of Dallas, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for South University The Art Institute of Dallas
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$29,430*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid65%
Average Total Grant Aid$5,077
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants55%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,304

Average Financial Aid Mix - $28,513 In-State Total Cost

Estimated coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $28,513. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.

5077
9093
14343

 18% - $5,077

Grants and Scholarships

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education or South University The Art Institute of Dallas. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

 32% - $9,093

Federal Loans

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

 50% -  $14,343

Out of Pocket

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 2011-2012 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 the cost to go to South University The Art Institute of Dallas, 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 South University The Art Institute of Dallas.

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 South University The Art Institute of Dallas is $114,052 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.

A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $29,430 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $117,720**

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 $142,565 or $147,150 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 2011-2012 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

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at South University The Art Institute of Dallas are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.

Cost per credit hour and per class at South University The Art Institute of Dallas
Price per credit hour$488
Cost for one class (3 credit hours)$1,464
Cost for one class (4 credit hours)$1,952



Student Loans and Debt

The second consideration after understanding the cost of college is determining how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assistance, but student loans end up financing a significant portion of higher education in the U.S. 82% of South University The Art Institute of Dallas students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $9,093.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for South University The Art Institute of Dallas? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting financial aid you receive, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.

The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $117,720, 100% of the estimated average net price for a four year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $147,495.73. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at South University The Art Institute of Dallas. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 65% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $29,430. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our South University The Art Institute of Dallas student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

South University The Art Institute of Dallas Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$1,229.13
Amount Borrowed$117,720.00
Interest Rate4.7%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$29,775.73
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$147,495.73

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend South University The Art Institute of Dallas? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending South University The Art Institute of Dallas, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $147,495.73 would be needed to afford a $1,229.13 monthly payment in the example $117,720.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

South University The Art Institute of Dallas is a private, for profit school.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to South University The Art Institute of Dallas in the future? 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 $114,052.00. 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 South University The Art Institute of Dallas.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2019$39,212$156,848
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2024$50,046$200,182
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2029 $63,872$255,489
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2032 $73,940$295,760

Tuition History

What was tuition at South University The Art Institute of Dallas 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 the past as it provides indication as to how the school may raise tuition in the next few years if you enrolled. Historical tuition and fees for all available data years back to 1988 follows.

YearTuitionAnnual Increase
2010$28,6158.5%
2009$26,3700%
2008$26,3708.4%
2007$24,33041%
2006$17,2503%
2005$16,7555.4%
2004$15,8956.8%
2003$14,8855.1%
2002$14,16510.1%
2001$12,8705.9%
2000$12,1507.1%
1999$11,34010%
1998$10,3053.2%
1997$9,9854.3%
1996$9,5704.1%
1995$9,1905.1%
1994$8,7404.8%
1993$8,3403.6%
1992$8,0506.1%
1991$7,5860.9%
1990$7,5150%

Cost for Popular Majors

Below are the most popular undergraduate areas of study at South University The Art Institute of Dallas ranked by degrees conferred during the 2010/2011 academic year along with their estimated total program cost. Please consult the school's website for further information as actual costs for specific program may vary. Price estimates assume graduation in normal time. Our methodology for estimating these costs is a two or four year multiple of the current one year tuition and living cost of $28,513. Associates degrees are assumed to be completed in two years and bachelors degrees are assumed to take four years.

Area of Study Graduates Estimated Degree + Living Expense Cost
Culinary Arts/Chef Training Associate's Degree 51 $57,026
2 year estimate
Computer Graphics Bachelor's Degree 27 $114,052
4 year estimate
Commercial Photography Associate's Degree 23 $57,026
2 year estimate
Graphic Design Associate's Degree 21 $57,026
2 year estimate
Apparel and Accessories Marketing Operations Bachelor's Degree 20 $114,052
4 year estimate
Advertising Bachelor's Degree 15 $114,052
4 year estimate
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef Associate's Degree 13 $57,026
2 year estimate
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design Bachelor's Degree 11 $114,052
4 year estimate
Fashion/Apparel Design Associate's Degree 8 $57,026
2 year estimate
Cinematography and Film/Video Production Associate's Degree 8 $57,026
2 year estimate
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager Associate's Degree 3 $57,026
2 year estimate
Interior Design Associate's Degree 3 $57,026
2 year estimate

About South University The Art Institute of Dallas

South University The Art Institute of Dallas is a four year private college located in Dallas, Texas.  Full time enrollment is 1,401 and part time is 458.  For the 2011/2012 school year, the school received 441 applicants. 221 were admitted and 201 enrolled.

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

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8080 Park Lane #100
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75231-5993

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