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Estimated Yearly Costs

CalArts Tuition, Fees, and Estimated Expenses Budget

2015-2016 Tuition, Fees, and On-Campus Housing

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

  • CalArts Tuition: $43,400
  • Student Activity/Life Fee: $76
  • Energy fee: $100
  • Technology fee: $400
  • Residence hall:
    • Chouinard Hall (undergraduate)
      • $8,900 single occupancy
      • $6,100 per person, double occupancy
    • Ahmanson Hall (graduate) $7,800 for a private bedroom in an apartment suite

Living Expense Estimated Budget*:

  • Meals: $4500
  • Transportation: $2,000
  • Medical: $2,200
  • Miscellaneous: $3,000
  • Books and Supplies per year:
    • School of Art: $1800-$2500
    • Critical Studies: $1000
    • School of Dance: $1000
    • Film/Video: $3500-$4500
    • Experimental Animation: $ $3000-$3500
    • Character Animation: $ 1300
    • Film Directing: $5000
    • School of Music: $1000
    • 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 1516 Payment Worksheet.xls to help calculate your educational costs for the school year.

Last edited by rbaileychen on Dec 17, 2014
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