@teddybear123 - course materials "might" mean the original licensed Adobe Photoshop, Corel Painter, Wacom Tablets, Laptop, Antivirus program etc that you get to keep after the course is over.
I tried lowering the fee by asking if I could use a personal laptop, but they want everyone to have the same equipment. There is no escaping this. The Wacom tablet could be subtracted if you have a model the school will approve.
I hope that helps, email the school for more info.