Many students complain about the financial aid at the Art Institute. Students don't consider it a private school, and the school isn't government funded. Also, the cost for the programs, the books, the materials, and the events held at the school have to be taken into consideration when thinking about the high cost. For those students with questions and money issues, financial aid officers and accountants try to alleviate students' problems.
Another point of common concern for students is the amount students have to pay for housing. Housing has a contract they have to keep with different apartment complexes, so the rules and regulations have to be in accordance with the contract, and students often don't consider the cost for all of the utilities, the Internet, furniture, and other amenities.