Tuition

Ringling Tuition and Fees 2024-25 First Year Students

Fee Amount
Tuition
$52,600
Tuition Fees (Matriculation, Student Activity, Health Services, Technology)
$5,300
Room and Board (with meal plan)
$18,270
TOTAL
$77,320
Fine Arts Major Fee (Miami Basel Trip)
$280
Health Insurance
$2,010

Room and Board 

Total actual costs per student may vary depending upon housing selections. Room and Board figures above are based on a standard double room in Goldstein or Greensboro Hall, a $400 refundable housing damage deposit, and the 19 meal plan.

Art Supplies and Books 

It is estimated that a first year student will spend an average of $2,500 on required art supplies and books the first year.

First Year Photography and Imaging Majors 

Students will need to bring their own camera equipment. Specific recommendations will be available on the website in Summer 2024.

Health Insurance 

Required unless covered by a comprehensive health insurance plan – $2,010 fee is for single coverage.

Schedule of Fees

Tuition Fall 2024 Spring 2025
Full-time enrollment
$26,300
$26,300
Part-time enrollment (less than 12 hours)
$2,450 per credit hour
$2,450 per credit hour
Extra credit charge 1
$1,560 per credit hour
Audit (lecture classes only)
$900 per course
$900 per course
Fees 2 Fall 2024 Spring 2025
Student Activity fee
$505
$505
Health Services fee
$370
$370
Matriculation fee (new students)
$700
First Year Materials Kit – (except Film,CW,BOAD)
$200
First Year Materials Kit - BOAD
$60
Graduation fee (seniors)
$670
Fine Arts fee
$280
Health Insurance 3
$2,010
Returned funds/check charge
$25 per transaction/check
Late payment
Greater of: 10% of balance due or $100
Technology Fees 4 Fall 2024 Spring 2025
First Year
$1,425
$1,425
Business of Art & Design (year 2, 3, 4)
$815
$815
Computer Animation (year 2, 3, 4)
$2,385
$2,385
Creative Writing (year 2, 3, 4)
$815
$815
Entertainment Design (year 2, 3, 4)
$1,560
$1,560
Film (year 2, 3, 4)
$2,440
$2,440
Fine Arts (year 2, 3, 4)
$890
$890
Game Art (year 2, 3, 4)
$2,380
$2,380
Graphic Design (year 2, 3, 4)
$1,745
$1,745
Illustration (year 2, 3, 4)
$1,375
$1,375
Motion Design (year 2, 3, 4)
$2,385
$2,385
Photography & Imaging (year 2, 3, 4)
$1,270
$1,270
Virtual Reality (year 2, 3, 4)
$1,920
$1,920
Visual Studies (year 2, 3, 4)
$885
$885
Undecided (year 2, 3, 4)
$1,215
$1,215
Board 5,6 Fall 2024 Spring 2025
Contract required for academic year
Board (19 meal plan)
$3,965
$3,965
Board (14 meal plan)
$3,190
$3,190
Board (7 meal plan)
$1,530
$1,530
Deposits 7 Fall 2024 Spring 2025
Housing Damage Deposit
$400
Goldstein Hall Housing 2,5,6,7 Fall 2024 Spring 2025
Double
$5,170
$5,170
Double as a triple
$4,460
$4,460
Triple
$4,835
$4,835
Board required (19 meal plan)
$3,965
$3,965
Greensboro Hall Housing 2,5,6,7 Fall 2024 Spring 2025
Single
$5,430
$5,430
Double
$5,170
$5,170
Board required (19 meal plan)
$3,965
$3,965
Keating Hall Housing 2,5,6,7,8 Fall 2024 Spring 2025
Single
$5,170
$5,170
Double
$4,835
$4,835
Board required (choose 19 or 14 meal plan)
Ulla Searing Student Center Housing 2,5,6,7,8 Fall 2024 Spring 2025
Double
$5,170
$5,170
Double as Triple
$4,460
$4,460
Board required (choose 19 or 14 meal plan)
Cove Housing 2,5,6,7,8 Fall 2024 Spring 2025
Cove Single
$5,310
$5,310
Cove Double/Triple/Quad
$4,970
$4,970
Board required (choose 19 or 14 meal plan)
Bayou Village Housing 2,5,6,7,8 Fall 2024 Spring 2025
Single
$5,540
$5,540
Bridge Village Housing 2,5,6,7,8 Fall 2024 Spring 2025
Single
$5,540
$5,540
Palmer Quadrangle & Other Housing 2,5,6,7,8 Fall 2024 Spring 2025
Single
$4,835
$4,835
Double
$4,120
$4,120

Art Supplies and Books

It is estimated that a first year student will spend an average of $2,500 on required art supplies and books the first year. Contact the Ringling College Art Supply Store manager for information at 941.359.7565 or store@ringling.edu.

First Year Photography & Imaging Majors
Students will need to bring their own camera equipment. Specific recommendations will be available on the website in Summer 2024.

Footnote Definitions
Items listed above with superscript numerals are defined below:

  1. Credits that exceed the 33 academic year credit limit
  2. Non-refundable after registration

    Health Services Fee: The Student Health Services Fee is a mandatory fee that all enrolled students pay which allows them access to a number of physical and mental health services that are available both in-person and remotely

    Student Activity Fee: The Student Activity Fee is a mandatory fee that all enrolled students pay which allows them access to various in-person and online activities throughout the semester. Students who have chosen to study remotely still have the option to participate in online student activities. In addition, this fee helps cover the cost of Career Services resources that are available to all students throughout their entire career

    Technology Fee: The Technology Fee is used to provide students with the necessary system access required to gain entry (both internally and while off campus) into various Ringling College software systems. It also pays for resources like the Helpdesk and the Information Technology Support team. This fee also contributes to the cost of hosting system access 24/7 on numerous servers so students can gain entrance into critical systems at any time

  3. Single coverage required unless covered by comprehensive health insurance plan. Additional coverages for children and spouses are available upon request and additional costs.
  4. Based on declared major for year 2, 3, 4
  5. Contract required for academic year
  6. Full Board Plan (19 meal plan) required for residents assigned to Goldstein Hall and Greensboro Hall Board Plan required for residents assigned to Cove Housing, Ulla Searing Student Center Housing choose from 19, 14 or 7 meal plan. Keating Hall choose from 19 or 14 meal plan.
  7. One-time-per-year deposit returned less damage-and-loss charges. The credit will be applied to the student’s account and rolled over to the next semester. Graduating seniors and students not returning for the subsequent semester will receive a check mailed to their permanent address or eRefund (if applicable).
  8. Available to returning students

Summer housing availability to be announced on or before April 1 and due May 1. Summer daily rate = $36.00 and fees are subject to change at any time.

Fee Payment Schedule:
Fee payments are due on or before:

  • Fall Semester
    All students – July 19, 2024
  • Spring Semester
    All students – December 6, 2024

Payment may be made on-line through our secure web portal which is accessible through the student’s Self-Service account. 
Ringling College of Art and Design will defer the payment of the balance due for the semester by the following:

  • Financial Aid: Anticipated aid will be deferred for those students with a Financial Aid Notification Letter.  If the anticipated financial aid is reduced or cancelled the student is responsible for the balance due.  The Office of Financial Aid may be contacted at finaid@ringling.edu.
  • Full Service Payment Plan, administered by Transact/Cashnet: The Full Service Payment Plan provides you the ability to finance the balance due for the semester, interest free and beginning July 1, 2024.  Only tuition, fees, room and required board charges may be included in the Full Service Payment Plan contract. For more information, visit Transact FSPP- Ringling

Refund Policy
Students who are admitted and register for classes at Ringling College of Art and Design are financially responsible for fees and charges associated with those classes.  Students who officially withdraw from all courses during the first eight weeks of a semester will receive tuition, technology fee, and board refund in accordance with the following schedule

Withdrawal before the end of: Tuition/Technology Fee Housing Board
10th day of semester
90%
None
50%
26th day of semester
50%
None
None
57th day of semester
25%
None
None
58th day of semester, and thereafter
None
None
None

In accordance with Florida law, a full refund of tuition and registration fees paid by the student is available prior to the commencement of instruction, if the student submits a written request to the institution within three working days of the payment. All refunds will be paid within 30 days of the student’s official withdrawal date.

Title IV Federal Financial Aid

Students who receive funds from the Federal Pell Grant, Federal SEOG, Federal Stafford Loan or Federal PLUS Loan and withdrew from the College are subject to the Return of Title IV Funds regulations.

Students with funds from any of these programs “earn” their financial aid dollars while enrolled. If a student withdraws prior to completing 60% of a semester, a prorated portion of the federal financial aid dollars must be considered “unearned” and returned to the federal programs. Unearned financial aid dollars which have to be returned to the federal aid programs could cause students to owe the College a significant amount upon withdrawal.

In addition to the amount of federal aid the Ringling College of Art and Design must return, students who received financial aid for other educational costs, including off-campus living expenses, may be required to repay a portion of those funds to the federal programs. Failure to return aid due back to the federal aid programs will result in loss of eligibility for federal financial assistance.

Past Due Indebtedness

Students are expected to keep their accounts current. Any student with past due indebtedness is not allowed to participate in pre-registration, room lottery, registration, enroll for any subsequent semester, obtain an official transcript or a diploma. The College reserves the right to cancel the enrollment of a student with past indebtedness; the cancellation of enrollment, however, does not relieve the student of the incurred debt.

In the event an account becomes delinquent, the College reserves the right to assign the account to the credit bureau and/or a collection agency, at which time the student may be responsible for all associated collection fees, costs, and expenses incurred in such collection efforts.

Contact

Bursar Office
Ulla Searing Student Center
941-309-0199
8:30am – 4:30pm
billing@ringling.edu

Payment

Making Payments 

Payments are due on or before:

  • Fall Semester 2024
    All students: July 19, 2024
  • Spring Semester 2024
    All Students: December 6, 2024

How to Pay

Credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express) and electronic check (ACH) payments may be made using our online secure payment portal. Access to this portal is available through the student’s Self Service account. The student may grant access to other individuals by providing them with their own login and password.

Payment may be made by checks payable to Ringling College and mailed to: 

Ringling College
Attn: Bursar/Student Accounts
2700 North Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34234

How to Defer

Ringling College will defer the payment of the balance due for the semester by the following methods:

Anticipated aid will be deferred for students with an official award notification. If the anticipated financial aid is reduced or canceled, the student is responsible for the balance due.

Full Service Payment Plan (FSSP) provides the ability to finance the balance due for the semester over the academic year, interest free. Only tuition, fees, room, and required board charges are included in the Full Service Payment Plan contract. Visit Cashnet to enroll.

Notification of Financial Aid Package 

The Office of Financial Aid uses electronic means to communicate with you. It is your responsibility to keep your Ringling email address current and to read messages that are sent to your email. It also is important that you keep your mailing address and phone number current with Ringling College’s Records and Registration Office as we communicate through traditional means as well.

Only those students who have filed a FAFSA will receive a Financial Aid Notification Letter. For new students who have been accepted, notification letters will be mailed approximately two weeks after acceptance starting in early December. Returning students’ award notifications will be  emailed starting in April each year.

The College will assume that you wish to accept all awards unless you notify us to let us know which financial aid programs you do not wish to accept. If you do not wish to accept all aid programs, please notify us in writing, preferably by email and list the program(s) in which you do not wish to participate. 

We can cancel your request for a federal student loan at any time up to and including receipt of the funds at the College.

If your financial aid (grants, scholarships, and federal loans) doesn’t cover the entire bill, there are three main options: 

  • You can enroll in the Monthly Tuition Payment Plan administered by the Bursar’s Office and make interest-free, monthly payments
  • You can borrow a private student loan from a commercial lender. See the lender listings on the Private Student Loan page 
  • One of your parents can borrow a federal parent PLUS loan to cover your balance. See the PLUS Loan page for more information regarding this popular program.

95% of Ringling students receive aid from the College. We invite you to use our net price calculator to estimate your potential costs and awards. Use the if you are a prospective, full-time student to estimate your tuition and fees; grants and scholarships; and federal grants and loans.

View your Financial Aid Awards

Ringling College uses NetPartner as your personalized Financial Aid Portal. Here you will have access to view your financial aid award, accept your award, and view any documentation you are required to submit to the Office of Financial Aid. This will provide you with 24-hour availability to retrieve your financial aid information.

View your Financial Aid Awards

Here’s how this works:

  • You will enter your Ringling College ID number and password to log in to NetPartner. Once you are logged in, there will be several tabs to choose from:
  • Names and amounts of your awards
  • Your payment options
  • Documents required
  • Messages about your aid
  • Student loan information
  • History of your Ringling aid (does not include current year information)
  • Your disbursement information

 

Each tab will provide you with the pertinent financial aid information. If you have any questions or concerns, contact our office for assistance. Our hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-4:30 pm.

Please note that you must have a financial aid record already established at Ringling College in order to use this site. If you have not begun the financial aid application process, you can get started by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Once we receive your information from this application, we’ll notify you so that you can start using this site.

Disbursement

All gift aid (aid that doesn’t have to be repaid) is applied to your bill first, meaning programs such as state grants, federal grants, and scholarships. Loan funds are then applied as follows: (1) Federal Direct student loans, (2) Parent PLUS (if eligible), (3) private student loans.

For the Federal Direct student loans, funds are sent from the government to the Ringling College Business Office by electronic funds transfer. Further, most private student loans are sent from commercial lenders to Ringling College. If there is a credit balance after all of your aid has been applied to your account, you or your parents (in case of a PLUS loan) will be issued a refund.

All financial aid (excluding Federal Work Study) is applied to your account after the drop and add period has ended each semester. The business office processes the accounts and any funding in excess of your fees will be given to you or your parents (in case of a PLUS loan) in a refund. Refunds are issued within 14 days from receipt and posting of the funds. The Bursar’s Office will notify you to come to their office on the second floor of the student center to endorse the check so they can finalize processing. It is important for you to respond promptly to their request as it will delay the processing of your refund, if you will receive one. Even if you will not receive a refund, it is imperative that you endorse your check as soon as possible as it could delay your ability to register for subsequent terms.