San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut St, San Francisco, CA
- FAFSA School Code: 003948
- Phone: (415) 771-7020
- School Homepage
- Phone: (415) 749-4500
- Admissions Page
Financial Aid Office
- Phone: (415) 749-4560
- Financial Aid Page
San Francisco Art Institute is a nonprofit private art school located in San Francisco, California, that provides specialized education and training in a variety of art related fields. Over ten different programs are offered at San Francisco Art Institute, with a Master's degree being the highest level offered. The more popular programs among aspiring artists are shown below:
- Visual and Performing Arts
- Museum Studies
Student and special services are available at San Francisco Art Institute, giving personal and academic assistance for students, which includes:
- Academic counseling for students
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Assisting students to find work
Students can use various means to evaluate school performance. A school's graduation and loan default rates are among the strongest indicators of educational and career success. San Francisco Art Institute has a yearly graduation rate of 45%, and a loan default rate of near 6%.
The National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation has accredited the instruction & training provided by San Francisco Art Institute for over fifty-three straight years. To learn more and get consumer disclosures, you can visit sfai.edu.
The following is a list of areas of study available at San Francisco Art Institute. Programs that have a link will take you to the program's profile page where education requirements, career pathways, and other information is available.
Find more information about available programs offered by San Francisco Art Institute by clicking the request information button to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)
Visual and Performing Arts
- Painting (B, C, M)
- Visual and Performing Arts (B, C, M)
- Photography (B, C, M)
- Printmaking (B, C, M)
- Cinematography And Film (B, C, M)
- Design and Visual Communications (B, C, M)
- Sculpture (B, C, M)
- Art History (M)
- Museum Studies (M)
- Urban Studies and Affairs (B, M)
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average annual "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $37,500. To calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance visit the net price calculator. There is also a $65 application fee for those applying to a program. Students in need of financial assistance can get more information through the school's financial aid department, by calling (415) 749-4560. The financial figures shown on this page provide information regarding costs and fees at this school, these numbers may change in a given year due to a variety of factors.
Note: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify, check with the school for details.
Tuition & Fees Information
Undergraduate Courses - Tuition Details
- Annual tuition is estimated to range between $36,000-$43,000
- The estimated tuition for part time students is around $1,600 to $1,900 per credit hour
- Required fees for full-time students: $910
Graduate Courses - Tuition Details
- The estimated tuition range for graduate students is around $38,000-$46,000 per year
- For part-time students, charges are between $1,700-$2,000 per unit
- Required fees for graduate students are around $910
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||97%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||97%||$13,402|
|Receiving Student Loans||84%||$5,658|
Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 6%.