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Tuition + Fees

Cost is a big deal when it comes to your education. Compass College of Film and Media is committed to making your education as affordable as possible. Our college offers the most affordable private, accredited film program in the country (see the chart below).

Compass College of Film and Media offers a highly competitive tuition model and the opportunity for federal aid. To better understand the tuition and fee breakdown for our programs, please view the chart below.

TUITION + FEES

2022 – 2023 Academic Year

$18,450

/year
2022/2023 Tuition

Cost per credit hour: $595

Technology fee: $300 per semester

  Living with Parents Living on Your Own
Tuition and Fees $18,450 $18,450
Books $200 $200
Room and Board $2,200 $8,500
Equipment* $3,500 $3,500
Transportation $1,800 $1,800
Personal $1,000 $1,000
TOTAL Estimate $27,150  $33,450
*Based on taking 30 credits per year. The numbers above are based on estimations and assumptions about your cost of living. They serve as a guide, but students can pay more or less depending on the decisions they make regarding their standard of living.

Cost per credit hour: $556

Technology fee: $300 per semester

Textbook fee: $200 per year

DescriptionLiving with GuardianLiving on Own
Tuition and Fees$17,480$17,480
Room and Board$1,600$7,200
Books and Equipment$500 - $4,000$500 - $4,000
Transportation$1,800$1,800
Personal$900$900
TOTAL Estimate$22,280 - $25,780$27,880 - $31,380
*Based on taking 30 credits per year. The numbers above are based on estimations and assumptions about your cost of living. They serve as a guide, but students can pay more or less depending on the decisions they make regarding their standard of living.

 

DON’T OVERPAY FOR YOUR FILM EDUCATION

We are committed to affordability. Compass College of Film and Media is the most affordable private, accredited film school in the U.S. That cost savings means fewer student loans and more freedom to take opportunities as they arise. Don’t pay the high tuition rates of other schools. Get a premium education at the best price on the market.

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All numbers based on 2022/2023 posted pricing to calculate annual costs for 15 credits per semester plus fees

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At Compass College, we constantly integrate the latest technologies and developments from the industry into our programs. While we have a large stock of professional equipment for use on projects, students are required to purchase some equipment of their own for daily use.

This guide will help you understand which equipment is best suited to help you learn and create during your time at Compass. As always, if you have any questions, please call us at (616) 988-1000 or email info@compass.edu.

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Compass offers the option of paying tuition in three payments:  50% due at the beginning of the term; 25% due 30 days after the term begins; and the final 25% due 60 days after the term begins.  Payment plans require the use of an ACH plan which authorizes the school to withdraw the funds from the student’s or parent’s bank account.  There is a $55 fee per term for using this program.  A 2% late fee will be assessed to accounts not paid by the due date. 

Compass allows payment for tuition by credit/debit card up to $1,000 per term with no added fee, if the payment is on time. A fee of 3.25% will be charged for any payment made past the due date.

Please call the Financial Aid Office or the Director of Finance at (616) 988-1000 with any questions or if you need additional information.

 

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