Letter from Provost Catherine Armour: Tuition Freeze for 2013-14

February 11, 2013

Dear Corcoran Community,

I’m writing to you with important and timely news: the Corcoran College of Art + Design has decided to freeze tuition rates for the 2013-14 school year. Students are our priority at the Corcoran, and we are so pleased to offer this real advantage to our community. With the federal government exploring proposals to cut Pell grants and other forms of financial aid, a tuition freeze will be welcome financial relief for our talented and dedicated students.

While keeping tuition rates at 2012 levels, the Corcoran continues to maintain small class sizes and even smaller teacher-student ratios. Administrative expenses have been trimmed so as not to burden the students and their families with ever-rising tuition costs. Furthermore, by keeping tuition rates low, the Corcoran can continue to attract diverse and talented students and produce quality graduates who are well prepared for careers in art and design.

These are difficult economic times for most anyone pursuing higher education, and the College is working hard to remain as affordable as possible. The Board of Trustees, President Fred Bollerer and I hope this decision will demonstrate the Corcoran’s commitment to making a quality arts education available to its students.


Catherine Armour, Provost and Chief Academic Officer
Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art and Design