Tuition & Financial Aid Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees

At Flashpoint, we are dedicated to providing our students with one-on-one assistance as they navigate the process of financing their education. It is our goal to ensure that our students do not feel lost or overwhelmed while exploring our tuition rates and their financial options.

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2017-2018

Semester Hour Programs

Flashpoint offers a competitive tuition rate of $833** per credit hour for on-ground students or $625 per credit hour for online students, plus fees and materials, room and board (if applicable), and personal expenses. The Estimated Cost of Attendance at Flashpoint is based upon the typical Flashpoint student: unmarried, financially dependent on parents, living off campus, and attending full-time (taking a total of 15 credit hours per semester). It represents our best approximation of what each student at Flashpoint will need to cover basic expenses (tuition, fees, off-campus room and board, books, supplies, and personal expenses) during the academic year. Your actual costs may vary based upon your unique circumstances.

The charts below reflect estimated costs for all of our degree programs.

ON-CAMPUS PROGRAMS (2017-2018)

Tuition and Fees (Per Semester)*
Tuition$833 per credit hour ($12,495 per semester)**
Non-recurring application fee (domestic students)$35
Non-recurring application fee (international students)$100
Technology/Studio Fee$200
Instructional Resource/Activity Fee$375
Production in Action Course Fee$750
Registration Fee$50
U-Pass Fee$132
Orientation Fee (in first semester of attendance only)$200
Graduation Fee (in final semester of attendance only)$200
Total Estimated Tuition and Fees$13,252
Estimated Cost of Attendance (Per Semester)
Tuition and Fees$13,252
Room and Board$4,575
Books and Supplies$2,000
Personal Expenses$2,000
Total Estimated Cost of Attendance$21,827

ONLINE PROGRAMS (2017-2018)

Tuition and Fees (Per Semester)*
Tuition$625 per credit hour ($9,375 per semester)**
Non-recurring application fee (domestic students)$35
Technology/Studio Fee$200
Digital Resource Fee$500
Registration Fee$50
Orientation Fee (in first semester of attendance only)$200
Graduation Fee (in final semester of attendance only)$200
Total Estimated Tuition and Fees$10,125
Estimated Cost of Attendance (Per Semester)
Tuition and Fees$10,125
Room and Board $4,575
Books and Supplies$2,000
Personal Expenses$2,000
Total Estimated Cost of Attendance$18,700

FEES DESCRIPTION (2017-2018)


Technology/Studio Fee — 
A mandatory per semester fee in the amount of $200 in support of the technology infrastructure and capabilities at Flashpoint.Instructional Resource & Student Activity Fee — A mandatory per semester fee in the amount of $375 in support of additional curricular resources, co-curricular campus- and community-based activities.Production in Action Course Fee — A mandatory course fee in the amount of $750 tied to the cost of attending Production in Action (PIA). This fee – charged in the semester for which a student is enrolled in the Production in Action course — supports the additional instructional, equipment, and community-based resources used during the PIA course. Registration Fee — A mandatory per semester fee in the amount of $50 in support of the resources required for course registration.U-Pass Fee — A mandatory per semester fee in the amount of $132 for full-time students in support of the providing students with unlimited CTA rides via access to a U-Pass. The U-Pass is not optional for any eligible student.Orientation Fee — A one-time fee in the amount of $200 charged in the student’s first semester at Flashpoint. This fee supports orientation-related services including orientation events and initial academic advising.Graduation Fee — A one-time mandatory fee in the amount of $200 charged in the student’s final semester at Flashpoint. This fee supports graduation activities including the graduation ceremony, diplomas, and final transcripts. The mandatory graduation fee is intended to cover all administrative costs associated with the posting and degree reporting processes. Voluntary participation in the commencement ceremony is provided at no additional cost to qualified students and their guests. Proceeds from the graduation fee do not apply to TFC expenses for student and guest participation in the ceremony, such as caps and gowns.Digital Resource Fee — A per semester fee in the amount of $500 charged to students attending an online program at Flashpoint. This fee supports the digital resources needed for online students including access to program-required software and e-books.

2018-2019

Quarter Hour Programs

Annual Tuition & Fees*

The annual cost of tuition and fees is dependent on whether a student chooses to attend full-time or part-time.  The following annual schedule of tuition and fees represents the annual cost a student can expect to pay each year based on their enrollment selection of either full-time or part-time attendance.

Students who choose to attend full-time generally take 3 or 4 courses (12 or 16 credit units) per academic term. Students who choose to attend part-time take 2 courses (8 credit units) per academic term. Although students may register for 12 credit units and still be considered full-time, enrolling in only 12 credit units per academic term will extend a student’s graduation date beyond the standard 6/12 quarter timeframe. Enrolling in 16 credits per academic term is the standard full-time enrollment selection and is also the most cost-efficient method to obtain a degree because it limits additional expenses for housing and other educational related costs which help keep student loans to a minimum.

Film Concentrations – AAS Film, AFA Film, BFA Cinema
(Effective For Students Enrolled In Quarter Hour Programs)

Number of Credits Per Quarter Full-time (16 credit hours) Full-time (12 credit hours) Part-time (8 credit hours)
Annual Tuition $26,880 $20,160 $13,440
Production Insurance Fee $345 $345 $345
Student Accident Insurance Fee $150 $150 $150
U-Pass Fee $282 $282 $0
Annual Total $27,657 $20,937 $13,935

Annual Tuition & Fees

BFA Visual Effects, BFA Graphic Design & Interactive Media, AAS Recording Arts, AAS Animation & Visual Effects, and AAS Design & Visual Communications

(Effective For Students Enrolled In Quarter Hour Programs)

Number of Credits Per Quarter Full-time (16 credit hours) Full-time (12 credit hours) Part-time (8 credit hours)
Annual Tuition $26,880 $20,160 $13,440
Student Accident Insurance Fee $150 $150 $150
U-Pass Fee $282 $282 $0
Annual Total $27,312 $20,592 $13,590

 

QUARTERLY TUITION

Flashpoint Chicago bills tuition and fees at the beginning of each academic quarter. Effective Winter 2019, the tuition cost per quarter credit unit is $560.  In addition to the tuition billed per quarter, students will be required to cover Production Insurance (Film concentrations only), Student Accident Insurance, and U-Pass (full-time students only) fees. The schedule and rate of administrative fees is as follows:

SCHEDULE OF ADMINISTRATIVE FEES (NON-REFUNDABLE)

Non-recurring application fee (domestic students) $35
Non-recurring application fee (international students) $100
Production Insurance Fee (quarterly) $115
Student Accident Insurance Fee (quarterly) $50
U-Pass Fee (quarterly) $94

 

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*Tuition and fees are subject to change during a student’s enrollment at Flashpoint Chicago.
**Effective July 1, 2014 for all new, incoming students. Prior to July 1, 2014, tuition for new/incoming students will be billed at a rate of $12,500 per term.

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