Tuition & Fees

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Want to know how much it will cost to complete the Interior Design degree or any other degree for the Wilson School of Design? Check out the KPU Tuition Estimator. You will want to use the estimator based on 16 credits per semester for this program. If you wish to have a more detailed breakdown of fees and tuition, please visit the Tuition & Fees/Other Fees pages.

Applicants should also consider the following costs in addition to the standard tuition and fees.

Laptop Requirement

In addition to the standard tuition and fees, students entering the Interior Design program should also factor in the cost of a laptop and recommended software in order to complete projects and course deliverables. The following laptop specifications are the minimum requirements; please ensure your laptop has a graphics card that will enable you to create digital drawings.

Laptop Specifications

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit or later
  • Processor: 7th Generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7700HQ Quad Core (or equivalent)
  • Memory: 16GB DDR4 2400MHz
  • Graphics: NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GTX 1050Ti with 4GB GDDR5 (or equivalent)
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 512GB SSD

Software Specifications

Software is listed in alphabetical order and is broken down per year of the program. Many of the software packages below are free for students enrolled in post-secondary. Please research accordingly.

Adobe Acrobat Pro  X X X X
Adobe Creative Cloud    X
(Photoshop only)
AutoCAD    X
(spring semester)
FastStone Capture  X X X
(or alternative)
(or alternative)
FastStone Image Viewer  X X X
(or alternative)
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​(or alternative)
Kerkythea Plugin    X (spring) X
MS Office  X X X X
OneNote  X X X X
Revit       X
SketchUp    X
(spring semester)
SU Podium     X

Please bookmark this page to stay up-to-date on software and laptop specification requirements.

Lab Fees

Students are charged a studio fee per semester of $198 (cost approximate) which covers many materials and incidentals related to the program. Students entering the program should also keep in mind there may be extra costs for materials in some courses; please consult with your instructor first before purchasing any supplies or materials.

Design Field School

Students in the interior design degree program are also required to take one of the yearly Design Field Schools as part of their degree requirement. This is an amazing international experience for our students. To find out more about Design Field Schools, please go to the following pages:  Design Field School and KPU Field School 

In addition to the course tuition, students should factor in the cost of a program fee which varies yearly depending on travel destination(s); this fee covers accommodation, city transportation and transfers, and museum/gallery/exhibition entrance. International flight(s), personal expenses, most meals, and tuition are not included in the program fee.


In 2021, the Interior Design program became the 2nd program within the Wilson School of Design to join the Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) program. KPU's ZTC program allow students to pursue an education without spending money on textbooks. 

If you have other questions around tuition and/or fees, please be sure to visit the Future Students' Office page.