Researching school tuition and expenses is an important part of applying to any type of school, including art school. Find the school that you can afford by talking to the admissions office and office of student financial planning. These offices should be able to provide you with a list of tuition and fees to see exactly what you will have to pay for and how much it will cost. Next, compare these prices to what you are able to pay out-of-pocket, as well as what you estimate you can take out in student loans. Keep in mind that some cities are more expensive than others, and that the price of everyday expenses could rise through natural inflation while you are in school.