Declaration of Finances
All students who are not U.S. Citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. must complete the Declaration of Finances form after they have been accepted and before the May 1 tuition deposit deadline. This document is to verify that you have sufficient financial resources to pay all educational and living expenses while attending the California Institute of the Arts. The U.S. consular office in your home country or the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (if you are already in the U.S.) will require this document when you apply for a student (F-1) visa.
We encourage international students to be fully prepared to fund their education and living expenses for the entire length of their time 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. I
Financial aid for international students is very limited and highly competitive. Since they are not eligible for federal or state financial assistance, international students are only eligible for a CalArts scholarship and/or CalArts work-study, if they qualify.
Visit the Student Visa and 1-20 page to learn more and to download the Declaration of Finances form.