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Net Price Calculator

We know that attending a premiere college, like MIAD, at an accessible price is important to you. To help you understand the financial aid and scholarship money that might be available to you, we have created a student aid calculator tool. The estimate you receive from the calculator is approximate since you are rating your own portfolios without knowledge of your actual portfolio scores. Award amounts may vary from what the calculator estimates. Please feel free to contact our Admissions team with portfolio questions or Financial Aid staff with cost and aid questions. 

If you are a first-time college student who will enter as a freshman, please select the First-Year Student Calculator option below. If you have received dual credit while in college (i.e. Wisconsin Youth Options/Early College Credit Program), you should choose the First-Year Student option. If you are transferring credits from another institution, please use the Transfer Student option. At the end of the calculator, you’ll see a summary of your cost to attend MIAD in the context of your estimated aid and scholarship, which you can choose to have emailed to you directly.

As part of the Net Price Calculator, you will be asked to evaluate your portfolio. This can be difficult to do, so we have the following guidelines. Please use this guide to best determine the quality of your portfolio:

Nationally competitive portfolio

This student has:

  • A portfolio competitive at the highest levels
  • Received extremely positive feedback from multiple premiere art & design colleges
  • Received multiple National Scholastic Gold keys or Portfolio awards
  • Been invited to highly selective summer art programs
Strong portfolio

This student has:

  • A portfolio stronger than the majority of his/her peers
  • Participated and received recognition in regional art events
  • Received positive feedback from more than one premiere art & design college
  • Participated in art classes outside of high school
  • Received a regional Gold Key or National Silver Key through Scholastics
Typical portfolio

This student has:

  • A solid portfolio, typical of the majority of their peers
  • Participated in art classes all four years of high school
  • Received some positive (and negative) feedback from art & design colleges
  • Is in the top of their high school art class
  • Taken an art class outside of high school
Entry-level portfolio

This student has:

  • Completed a portfolio containing the minimum standards to be admitted to MIAD, but is not yet a scholarship candidate
  • Received little formal art training
  • Not met with any art & design colleges
  • Only 10 – 12 pieces in their portfolio


December 31, 2023
FAFSA available
Use MIAD's FAFSA code: 014203

February 15, 2024
MIAD application deadline

March 1, 2024
Financial Aid Priority Filing Date
File your FAFSA

Early to mid-March
Financial Aid Award Offers sent out

June 1, 2024
Tuition Deposit Deadline
Pay your tuition deposit