Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (KCAD) is a remarkably affordable place to study art and design. In fact, we offer a world-class art and design education at a lower tuition rate than just about every other comparable national art and design college. We also recognize that "affordable" means different things to different people. But we believe anyone who seeks higher education should have the opportunity to complete a degree, regardless of personal finances. And we'll do everything we can to help you make that happen.
Last year, KCAD awarded over 3 million dollars in scholarships and grants. What's more, our students receive scholarships from a variety of outside scholarship sources including Celia Moh, the Grand Rapids Foundation, the Berkowitz Scholarship Fund, the Grand Rapids Furniture Designers Association, the Bienenstock Furniture Library Scholarship, and many more.
Regardless of the school you choose, everyone who wants financial assistance must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
There are many steps involved to receiving financial aid to help pay for your education.
We're committed to providing you a world-class art and design education at an affordable price.
Take a look around. The information here will help you make informed financial decisions throughout your college years and into your professional life.
If you plan to attend classes during a Summer semester, it is recommended that you plan your finances well in advance.
Planning on doing a study abroad program? Planning your finances well in advance will give you the best options for success.
Information about registering and paying for the required classes at GRCC and MSU.
Students must be making progress towards their degree(s) in a timely manner in order to continue to receive financial aid.
Financial Aid Calendar
Estimated academic year costs for undergraduate and graduate US and Canadian students
This is a tool that can be used to estimate the "net price" to attend KCAD. It is the difference between the full cost to attend minus any grants and scholarships for which students may be eligible.
Policy for returning Federal Financial Aid if a student withdraws from all registered classes