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Estimated Yearly Costs

CalArts Tuition, Fees, and Estimated Expenses Budget

2014-2015 Tuition, Fees, and On-Campus Housing

All figures are for the full, two-semester, academic year.

  • CalArts Tuition: $41,700
  • Student Activity/Life Fee: $76
  • Energy fee: $100
  • Technology fee: $400
  • Residence hall:
    • Chouinard Hall (undergraduate)
      • $8,600 single occupancy
      • $5,900 per person, double occupancy
    • Ahmanson Hall (graduate) $7,600 for a private bedroom in an apartment suite

Living Expense Estimated Budget*:

  • Meals: $4500
  • Transportation: $2,000
  • Medical: $2,205
  • Miscellaneous: $3,000
  • Books and Supplies per year:
    • School of Art: $1800-$2500
    • Critical Studies: $800
    • School of Dance: $900
    • Film/Video: $3500-$4500
    • Experimental Animation: $ $3000-$3500
    • Character Animation: $ 1300
    • Film Directing: $5000
    • School of Music: $600-$900
    • School of Theater: $1000-$2000

*These amounts are estimates only; a student's actual costs may vary.

Payment Worksheet

After you review the estimated costs above, you can use the Payment Worksheet (xls) to help calculate your educational costs for the school year.

Payment Worksheet (xls)

2013-2014 Tuition, Fees, and On-Campus Housing

All figures are for the full, two-semester, academic year.

  • CalArts Tuition: $39,976
  • Student Activity/Life Fee: $76
  • Energy fee: $100
  • Technology fee: $400
  • Residence hall:
    • Chouinard Hall (undergraduate)
      • $5,688 per person, double occupancy
      • $4,264 per person, triple occupancy
    • Ahmanson Hall (graduate) $7,260 for a private bedroom in an apartment suite
Last edited by rbaileychen on Apr 15, 2014
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