CalArts Grants and Scholarships
CalArts Grants are need-based grant awards which are applied toward tuition costs. The maximum CalArts Grant award is $5,000 per year, however, grants may be awarded in combination with CalArts scholarships and other financial aid. CalArtrs Grants and Scholarships together cannot exceed the cost of tuition.
CalArts scholarships are awarded annually based on a variety of criteria and in consultation with Schools Deans and faculty. The amount of scholarship awards varies; it is based on the availability of funding and it may not exceed the cost of tuition. All scholarships are tuition–only awards, credited to your CalArts student account in equal disbursements each semester.
Many of the CalArts Scholarships are donated by individuals, organizations or foundations and will carry the donor's name. If you are a recipient of one of these donor awards you will be notified by our Advancement Office and asked to report annually in writing on your academic/artistic progress and write a thank-you letter.
Since financial aid is awarded each year, you must reapply each year by submitting the FAFSA and all other requested documents and continue to meet academic and artistic progress, as defined by the Institute.