Funding Your Education

Let us help you keep college affordable.

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.  

Scholarships and Grants

Last year, KCAD awarded over 2.3 million dollars in scholarships and grants. What's more, our students receive scholarships from a variety of KCAD donor supported and outside scholarships. Click the link above to learn more.


Regardless of the school you choose, everyone who wants financial assistance must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Financial Aid Programs

Federal Programs

Looking for answers to your financial aid questions or learning more about financial aid opportunities?

Make a virtual appointment with a KCAD Financial Officer.

Financial Aid Process

There are many steps involved to receiving financial aid to help pay for your education.

Tuition & Expenses

We're committed to providing you a world-class art and design education at an affordable price.

Financial Literacy

Take a look around. The information here will help you make informed financial decisions throughout your college years and into your professional life.

Summer Financial Aid

If you plan to attend classes during a Summer semester, it is recommended that you plan your finances well in advance.

Study Away Financial Aid

Planning on doing a study abroad program? Planning your finances well in advance will give you the best options for success.

Medical Illustration Consortium Process

Information about registering and paying for the required classes at GRCC and MSU.

Satisfactory Academic Progress

Students must be making progress towards their degree(s) in a timely manner in order to continue to receive financial aid.

Cost of Attendance

How is the student financial aid budget determined?

Net Price Calculator

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.

Total Withdrawal From Classes

Policy for returning Federal Financial Aid if a student withdraws from all registered classes

Financial Aid FAQ's

Answers to the most frequently asked questions


Financial Aid Calendar