Finances & F-1 Visa Application
It is extremely important that you be prepared to meet the expenses throughout your study at CalArts. If you are currently receiving financial aid (scholarship) from CalArts, please be aware that the renewal is dependent upon your academic standing and the financial aid amount will not increase for your second year and beyond.
You will be required to satisfy the visa-issuing officer at the U.S. Consulate that you will at least have enough money available for you to cover the expenses estimated on the I-20 form. You should make sure that additional funds will be available to you should you need them.
YOU MAY NOT COUNT ON EMPLOYMENT IN THE U.S. FOR ANY OF THESE FUNDS. Non-immigrant international students are prohibited from working off-campus while enrolled in school (except for certain extreme circumstances). Permission to be employed from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is never granted to students who have been in the U.S. for fewer than 12 months.