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.
Complete the online form listed below to provide us with the information we need to determine your eligibility for financial aid.
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.
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.
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