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Financial Aid

The mission of the Financial Aid Office at CalArts is to help students in meeting their costs of attendance at the Institute. CalArts is committed to offering a variety of financial assistance to its students, including grants, scholarships, student loans, and work-study.

Financial Aid Application deadline:
February 15, 2015

Financial Aid awards for 2015-16 will be announced after April 1st.

"My Financial Aid" online - 

With your CalArts log in credentials, you can access financial aid information online 24/7  -- Click the green "My Financial Aid" button at the top right of this page and log in.

On the Financial Aid Menu:

  • Click the "My Documents" section for missing financial aid application forms
  • Click "View my Financial Aid" to review your financial aid awards*
  • Click "Accept/reject my financial aid awards" to accept or reject your Federal Direct Loans.

* If you are unable to view your financial aid awards here, it means there is no information available at this time.

For help with log in credentials go to: https://cait.calarts.edu/entries/30574148-How-Do-I-Setup-MyCalArts-as-a-Student-

Financial Aid Application Information for:

Financial aid is awarded beginning April 1; students will receive an email notification with instructions to view financial aid awards online. Financial aid awards must be accepted or rejected online through the "Accept or reject my financial aid awards" link before financial aid can be processed. 

Satisfactory Artistic/Academic Progress: Students must maintain satisfactory artistic/academic progress in order to be eligible for financial aid.  Review this policy as well as the Academic Warning, Probation, Dismissal and Appeal policy in the “Course Catalog and Academic Policies” publication.

Types of Financial Aid

Most domestic students receive financial aid from a variety of sources, which may include federal, state, private, and institutional funds:

Understanding Your Financial Aid Award

A comprehensive guide to financial aid awards, eligibility, and student rights and responsibilities.

Contact the Financial Aid Office

Office hours: Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4 pm (Closed Fridays in the summer)

Email - finaid@calarts.edu
Telephone - 661.253.7869  or 800.443.0480
Fax - 661.287.3816

CalArts Financial Aid Office
24700 McBean Parkway
Valencia, CA 91355

Last edited by rbaileychen on Jan 07, 2015
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