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Scholarships & Discounts


Continuing Education strives to make arts learning opportunities accessible to students from all economic backgrounds. Whenever possible, we offer tuition scholarships to those demonstrating financial need. 

Current Scholarship Opportunities*

A limited number of financial need-based scholarships are available for youth and teen classes. Apply here.

Scholarships are dependent on funding and are distributed until funds are depleted. Scholarship applications are reviewed weekly on Fridays. Scholarship awards will be emailed to applicants by the end of the day the following Monday. Please do not register for a class until you have received notice about your application. Attendance in a class using a scholarship is on a space available basis. A scholarship does not guarantee a spot in a class. Only one scholarship will be awarded per person. 

*Full Scholarships cover 95% of class cost, partial scholarships cover 50% of class costs. Supply costs not included.

Funding Sponsors

In addition to funding provided directly by MCAD Continuing Education, current scholarship opportunities have been generously funded by the following sponsors:

  • Coyne Family Foundation
  • Walser Foundation funded by the Walser Automotive Group
  • William Boss Foundation
  • Best Buy Children's Foundation
  • Carolyn Foundation
  • Walker Family Foundation
  • Smaby Foundation


A number of discount opportunities are available to continuing education students.

MCAD Alumni

  • MCAD alumni* are eligible to take one adult, noncredit class per semester for a fee of $25 plus any required materials and facilities fees. To take advantage of this discount, call the Continuing Education office at (612) 874-3765 to register and pay with a credit card. Seats at this special rate are limited and are first come, first served. Regular cancellation and refund policies apply. Please note that classes that can be taken towards an MCAD degree are not eligible for this discount. Please ensure that you can fully participate in the selected class before registering.

*Alumni are considered those who have graduated with a BFA, BSc, MA, or MFA degree. Alumni status will be verified. Alumni discounts do not apply to Kids and Teens Classes or Art Educator Workshops. Alumni wishing to receive credit will pay the standard for-credit tuition rate. No other discounts will apply.

$25 Off

  • Early Registration
    Students who register for adult classes and workshops on or before the early registration discount receive $25 off the tuition total. This discount is in addition to any discounts listed below. See individual class descriptions for the current discount eligibility date. Discount is automatically applied at checkout. Discount does not apply to courses with tuition less than $100.
  • Multiple Classes
    Students who register for more than one adult class or summer MCAD for Kids and Teens class at one time will receive $25 off each of the additional classes throughout the semester. Discount is automatically applied at checkout. Discount does not apply to Art Educator Workshops. Discount does not apply to courses with tuition less than $100.

10% Off

  • Seniors
    Participants who are sixty years of age or older receive this discount on adult, noncredit classes. To register as a senior, use the coupon code SENIOR10 at checkout. Participant's age will be confirmed prior to finalizing registration. Discount does not apply to Kids and Teens Classes, or Art Educator Workshops.
  • MCAD Donors
    Donors who give at the Benefactors, Deans List, and/or President’s Circle levels receive this discount on adult noncredit classes. To register as a partner member, call the Continuing Education office at 612-874-3765. Discount does not apply to Kids and Teens Classes, or Art Educator Workshops.
  • Groups
    Each person in a group of six or more from one company or organization receives this discount on a non-credit, regularly scheduled class. Contact for details. Exclusions Apply.

Loyalty Discounts

smART Circle

The smART Circle is a community of MCAD continuing education students who are lifelong learners and passionate about the arts. 

Becoming a part of the smART Circle is easy. Simply register for a continuing education adult class and you automatically become a member through the following semester. Each time you take a class, your membership is extended.


  • 10% off MCAD Continuing Education adult classes
    (Some restrictions apply)
  • $10 off any level of basic membership at the Walker Art Center
    (Call Walker Membership at 612.375.7655)
  • Early notice of upcoming classes, offerings, and special events

Contact us at or 612.874.3765.