International Student Financial Aid
2013-2014 Financial Aid Information for International Students
Financial aid is available to international students, but is very limited and highly competitive. Since International students are not eligible for federal or state financial assistance, the only type of financial aid available to you is CalArts scholarship and CalArts work-study.
We encourage international students to be fully prepared to fund their education and living expenses while at CalArts. International students coming to the U.S. on a student visa are expected to demonstrate that they have sufficient funds available to them to support their living costs as well as their educational expenses while in the U.S. Be sure to plan for your overall needs for the entire length of the program.
Deadline: CalArts has established a Priority Deadline of February 15.
How to Apply
Complete the online form listed below to provide us with the information we need to determine your eligibility for financial aid.
- You must complete and submit the Fall 2013-Spring 2014 CSS PROFILE. The CSS PROFILE is only available online.
- Be sure to list California Institute of the Arts, CSS Code #4049.
Please Note: Students do need to fill out all required information. If you experience difficulty while filling out the PROFILE, please contact The College Board at 305-829-9793. They will assist you with any questions you may have.
It is possible that additional documentation may be requested upon receipt of your PROFILE. Accepted applicants whose financial aid applications are complete as of February 15 will have priority for institutional funds.
NOTE: The CSS PROFILE requires a credit card to pay the registration fee. The fee for the initial application and one college or program report is $25. Additional reports are $16.
Tuition Payment Plan
CalArts offers payment options that can help you afford your education. Once accepted, you may enroll in one of the monthly payment plans offered by our partner, Tuition Management Systems. The payment option is available for a small enrollment fee and includes personal account service, automated account information 24 hours a day and access to your account through their website. Please visit our payment plan page for more information on payment options.
Since funding is limited for international students, CalArts advises you to contact your local government agency for government-sponsored scholarship or grant programs and government educational loans. In addition, we have provided some links below that may be helpful to you.
- International Education Financial Aid - Scholarships specifically for International Students.
- eduPASS: The Smart Guide to Studying and Living in the U.S. - A comprehensive site for International Students.
- Currency Converters
The best source of financial assistance for international students is often in their home country. Most grants, scholarships, and loans from public and private sources in the United States are restricted to U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Therefore, students should make every effort to identify potential funding sources before coming to the United States.
Listed below are some additional resources that you may find helpful. Scholarship searches such as www.fastweb.com are nationally recognized and recommended by colleges across the U.S. Some organizations will require that students submit information and will then email customized listings and deadline information to you.
The American-Scandinavian Foundation http://www.amscan.org
Asian Cultural Council http://www.asianculturalcouncil.org
Canadian Educational Planner
Canadian Scholarship Portal http://scholarshipscanada.com
College Board – Paying for College http://www.collegeboard.org/paying
Education USA http://www.educationusa.state.gov
Edupass! The smart student guide to studying in the US http://www.edupass.org
Fastweb Scholarship Search http://www.fastweb.com
FinAid! The smart student guide to ﬁnancial aid http://www.finaid.org/otheraid/international.phtml
Ford Foundation International Fellowship Program http://www.fordifp.net/index.aspx?id=10
The Hellenic Times Scholarship http://www.htsfund.org/guidelines.html
The Houtan Scholarship Foundation http://www.houtan.org/application.asp
Institute of International Education http://www.iie.org
Institute of International Education - Fulbright Fellowships http://www.iie.org/fulbright
International Education Financial Aid http://www.iefa.org
International Federation of University Women Fellowships http://www.ifuw.org/fellowships/index.shtml
International Students Organization in America http://www.isoa.org
Iranian-American Scholarship Fund http://www.iasfund.org
Iranian Artist Scholarship http://www.evolvingperceptions.com/scholarship.html
Iranian Scholarship Foundation http://www.iranianscholarships.com
The Korean American Scholarship Foundation http://www.kasf.org
Momeni Foundation http://momenifoundation.org/bod.htm
NAFSA - Association of International Educators http://www.nafsa.org/students.sec
Open Society Institute (OSI) Grants and Fellowships http://www.soros.org/initiatives/scholarship
Organization of American States (OAS) Grad. Fellowships http://www.educoas.org/portal/default.aspx?culture=en
PEO International Peace Scholarship http://www.peointernational.org
Peterson’s Student Edge http://www.studentedge.com
Rotary Foundation http://www.rotary.org/en/StudentsAndYouth/Pages/ridefault.aspx
Tan Kah Kee Foundation Postgraduate Scholarship http://www.tkk.wspc.com.sg/tkk/foundation/post_eng.shtml
U.S. Journal of Academics http://www.usjournal.com
U.S. Network for Education Information http://www.ed.gov/NLE/USNEI/us/studyus-ﬁnaid.html