The Mission

The Chicago Academy for the Arts is one of the most diverse—socio-economically, racially, geographically, artistically, and culturally—independent schools in the Midwest.

We are committed to being affordable and accessible to all families and encourage those who may need aid to apply for tuition assistance.


Tuition and Fees

Base tuition for the 2024-2025 school year is $36,000, plus various fees. Read more about Tuition and Fees here.

The Academy awards just over $1 million in tuition assistance each year. Approximately 49% of the student body receives assistance.


Applying for Tuition Assistance

Families must apply online through FACTS

FACTS is an independent, third-party company that will conduct a comprehensive analysis of your family’s finances to determine your level of need-based tuition assistance. 

Please understand that tuition assistance funding is limited and will be allocated first to students who apply during the priority admissions season


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