Tuition and Fees 2022-23 First Year Students

Fee: Amount:
Tuition  Tuition Fees (Matriculation, Student Activity, Health Services, Technology)
Room and Board
Fine Arts Major Fee (Miami Basel Trip)
Health Insurance

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 Full-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 need to bring their own camera equipment. Specific recommendations are provided.

Health Insurance 

Required unless covered by a comprehensive health insurance plan, $2,305 fee is for single coverage.


Office of Financial Aid
Ulla Searing Student Center
Fax: 941-359-6107
8:30 am – 4:30 pm (EST)

Making Payments 

Payments are due on or before:

  • Fall Semester 2022
    Incoming students: July 8, 2022
    Returning students: July 22, 2022
  • Spring Semester 2023
    All Students: December 9, 2022

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.


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.


Co-Interim Director of Library Services


Pat Mizak

Co-Interim Director of Library Services


Alexandra Vargas-Minor

Digital Curation and Special Collections Librarian


Janelle Rebel

Technical Services Librarian


Janet Thomas

Instructional Design Librarian


Instructional Design Librarian


Library Technician III (Cataloging and Metadata Assistant)


Lisa Martinez

Library Technician II (Periodicals and Interlibrary Loan)


Library Technician III (Circulation Manager)


Tim DeForest

Library Technician III (Acquisitions Manager/Office Support)


Yolanda Coleman

Library Technician II (Assistant Circulation Manager)


Christina Song

Circulation Assistant

Jean Ferderber

Circulation Assistant Sooyeon Baek
Circulation Assistant James Harrison


Patron Type # of Items Type of Material Borrowing Time
Student 40 Books 3 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* 7 days
Faculty and Staff 40 Books 6 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 7 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* 7 days
Trustee, Alumni, Cross College Alliance, and  15 Books 3 weeks
Ringling College LibraryAssociation Members CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* N/A
PreCollege 5 Books 3 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* N/A
Local Teacher 15 Books 3 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* N/A
Chartwell’s and Follett employees located at Ringling 15 Books 3 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* N/A
*The video game collection supports the research and teaching of the Game Art & Design program. Video games may not be checked out by Alumni, Ringling College Library Association members or Family members.


The Alfred R. Goldstein Library features a wide variety of quiet, group study, and work process spaces. Looking for a quiet study area? Make your way up to the 3rd floor to look for a book in the Research Collection or peruse the new art magazines while relaxing in comfortable seating. When the weather is nice, you can take your coffee from Roberta’s Café on the first floor to one of the four terraces to work outside and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. Looking for meeting space to get together with a group? Check out the group study rooms, which are available on all three floors of the Goldstein Library. The 10 group study rooms are available to students on a first-come first served basis, or available for booking by Ringling College faculty and staff for group and class meetings.

Library Hours

Library Services Hours (when classes are in session):

Sunday: 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Monday – Thursday: 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Holidays and Breaks:
The Library is closed on holidays, as designated by the institution, and typically operates on a Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm schedule during breaks.

Ringling College ID Access Only

Please note a Ringling College ID is required for access, except from 8:30am – 4:30pm from Monday – Friday.

Hours for the Brizdle-Schoenberg Special Collections Center:

By appointment only from Monday – Friday 9:30 am – 4:30 pm, no drop-ins. Closed Saturday and Sunday.

Contact specialcollections@c.ringling.edu to schedule an appointment.

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Alfred R. Goldstein Library
2700 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34234-5895

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