FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

Private, Four-years School Located in Los Angeles, CA

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How much is the FIDM LA tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, FIDM LA's tuition & fees is $34,325.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $58,048 when a student lives off-campus.

FIDM LA Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$34,325
Books & Supplies Costs$2,501
Off-campus Room & Board$16,580
Off-campus Expenses$4,642
2023-2024 Estimates
Tuition & Fees$36,091

How Much Does it Cost to Go to FIDM LA for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $155,897 at FIDM LA. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is -$nan. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to -$nan.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$36,091-$nan-$nan
Sophomore (2024-25)$37,949-$nan-$nan
Junior (2025-26)$39,902-$nan-$nan
Senior (2026-27)$41,955-$nan-$nan
4 Years Total$155,897-$nan-$nan
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$37,949-$nan-$nan
Sophomore (2025-26)$39,902-$nan-$nan
Junior (2026-27)$41,955-$nan-$nan
Senior (2027-28)$44,114-$nan-$nan
4 Years Total$163,920-$nan-$nan
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$39,902-$nan-$nan
Sophomore (2026-27)$41,955-$nan-$nan
Junior (2027-28)$44,114-$nan-$nan
Senior (2028-29)$46,385-$nan-$nan
4 Years Total$172,356-$nan-$nan
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$41,955-$nan-$nan
Sophomore (2027-28)$44,114-$nan-$nan
Junior (2028-29)$46,385-$nan-$nan
Senior (2029-30)$48,772-$nan-$nan
4 Years Total$181,226-$nan-$nan
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$44,114-$nan-$nan
Sophomore (2028-29)$46,385-$nan-$nan
Junior (2029-30)$48,772-$nan-$nan
Senior (2030-31)$51,282-$nan-$nan
4 Years Total$190,552-$nan-$nan

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, FIDM LA' tuition is higher than the average tuition of $20,937. Compared to private, four-years colleges in California, its tuition is higher than the average tuition of $23,111.
In-StateOut-of-State
FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising$34,325
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
California Four-years Colleges$20,867
Public Schools$4,034$13,259
Private Schools$23,111

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between FIDM LA and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationUndergraduateGraduate
FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & MerchandisingLos Angeles, CA$34,325$43,965
Empire CollegeSanta Rosa, CA$17,501$15,761
Platt College-Los AngelesAlhambra, CA$14,804-
Fremont UniversityCerritos, CA$40,565-
Platt College-OntarioOntario, CA$14,804-
Platt College-RiversideRiverside, CA$14,804-
Platt College-AnaheimAnaheim, CA$14,804-

Financial Aid and COA

At FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, 1,160 students (67%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $10,648.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at FIDM LA is $47,400 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 189 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $11,111 and the average amount of student loans is $7,173.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (off-campus)$58,048
Tuition & Fees$34,325
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$23,723
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$47,400
Average Financial Aid$10,648
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship1,16067%$10,648
Pell Grants54031%$4,681
Federal Student Loan85049%$7,057
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid18965%-
Grants or Scholarships18062%$11,111
Federal Grants7225%$5,373
Pell Grants7024%$4,597
Other Federal Grants5720%$1,140
State/Local Grants3412%$6,359
Institutional Grants16858%$8,315
Student Loan Aid13145%$7,173
Federal Student Loans12041%$5,426
Other Student Loans114%$26,226

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

FIDM LA's acceptance rate is 35.97%. A total of 1,490 applicants applied to and 536 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 292 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 54.48%.
To apply to FIDM LA, 5 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Recommendations, Formal demonstration of competencies and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 3 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school rank, Completion of college-preparatory program and Admission test scores.
TotalMenWomen
Applicants1,490276$1,214
Admitted536108$428
Enrolled29262$230
Acceptance Rate35.97%39.13%35.26%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)54.48%57.41%53.74%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesRequired
Admission test scoresRecommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

Student Population

FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising has a total of 1,814 students including 1,780 undergraduate and 34 graduate students. By gender, there are 306 male students and 1,458 female students attending FIDM LA. The school offers online degree programs and 31 students enrolled online exclusively (1.71% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,764 3061,458
Undergraduate1,724 3021,422
Graduate40 436

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address919 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA
Phone213-624-1200
WEBwww.fidm.edu/
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered22 Programs
Graduate Program Offered1 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate41.99%
Yield27.75%
Student Population1,814
Graduation Rate75%
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate17 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties16 (Full-time), 209 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs175 (Full-time), 266 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$54,897
Average Staff Salary$99,122