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10% Decrease in Tuition for the 2020–2021 Academic Year

May 20, 2020

IAIA Students

IAIA Students

The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) is implementing a 10% decrease in tuition for the 2020–2021 academic year. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, IAIA has made this decrease to make it easier for students to continue their education towards an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree.

For those current and potential students who may face challenges due to low quality or total lack of connectivity to the Internet, IAIA is also committed to offering assistance through loaned laptops and tablets, aid for enhanced Internet services, and increased data plans for mobile phones.

Studies show that students who complete their degree program in four years have a greater degree of career success than students who take five or more years to finish—and many students who don’t complete their program in four years are less likely to receive their degree for a variety of reasons. IAIA is doing everything to assist students so that they don’t lose any time in their quest for a degree. Research also indicates that students are more likely to get better grades, improve their financial state by getting into the workplace sooner, and be presented with more opportunities for the immediate future—by finishing on time, students have more life choices.

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Tuition Fees

Full-Time Students (12–18 credits per semester)Semester (Includes 10% Decrease)Year (Includes 10% Decrease)
United States Residents$2,223 ($185 per credit over 18)$4,446 ($185 per credit over 18)
Online Only$1,667 ($138.75 per credit)$3,334 ($138.75 per credit)
Canadian First Nations$2,223 ($185 per credit over 18)$4,446 ($185 per credit over 18)
International$4,446 ($370 per credit over 18)$8,892 ($370 per credit over 18)

“During these challenging times, promoting student success is essential so that our graduates can return home with the education and skill-sets to strengthen their Indigenous communities.”
Dr. Robert Martin (Cherokee Nation)

IAIA President

This is the new base rate—there is no application needed to receive the decrease, and these new rates will commence with the 2020–2021 academic year, which begins August 17, 2020. It is also important to note that these costs do include all required textbooks as well.

IAIA discounting tuition is contrary to what most other institutions of higher learning are doing around the country. IAIA has taken what was already an extraordinary value for a quality education and made it even more attractive.

Download and view the 10% Tuition Reduction Infographic.