CalArts is approved to offer education to veterans and their eligible survivors and dependents under Title 38. The Office of the Registrar supports veterans through the process of applying for benefits, and certifies enrollment with the VA each semester.

For general questions about VA education benefits and eligibility, students should contact the Department of Veterans Affairs at 888-442-4551 or The VA website also has an online application for VA benefits. Once approved to receive benefits, students will receive a Certificate of Eligibility.

Students who wish to apply VA benefits to the cost of their CalArts education must provide a Certificate of Eligibility to the Office of the Registrar. Students receiving VA benefits must also apply for financial aid for each year of attendance. 

Please contact the Office of the Registrar directly for more detailed instructions on how to apply for benefits, or how benefits may be applied at CalArts.

VA Yellow Ribbon Program at CalArts

CalArts is a proud participant in the Post-9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program, and has pledged to contribute up to $9,000 in grant funds each year to participating students. If scholarship or grant funds awarded by a participating student’s program do not meet the $9,000 maximum, the Institute will make up the difference in Yellow Ribbon grant funds. This amount is then matched by the Department of Veterans Affairs.