Tuition & Fees

Compass College of Cinematic Arts 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.

*Estimate based on taking 15 credits each semester for two semesters. Actual credits per semester and semesters per year will vary.

**Students must have their own Apple MacBook Pro Laptop Computer. A high-quality HD digital video camera is not required but is very highly recommended. Books average approximately $500 per academic year.

Note: Internship opportunities are not included for students enrolled in the associate’s program. For more information, please contact the Admissions Office at admissions@compass.edu or 616-988-1000.

Required Equipment
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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Payment Plans

Payment for first term is due August; for second term, December; and for third term, May. On occasion, the college may offer other payment arrangements. All plans require the appropriate deposit before the first day of classes. Please call the Financial Office at 616-988-1000 with questions.