Scholarships are awarded annually based on need and merit by the Financial Aid Office in consultation with the School Dean, mentor and faculty. Priority is given to accepted applicants and continuing students who meet the financial aid priority deadline and have financial need.
The amount of your scholarship award may vary based on your merit, need and 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 all CalArts Scholarships are awarded for one year at a time, you must reapply each year by submitting the FAFSA and all other requested documents by the priority financial aid application deadline and demonstrate need.