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Financial Aid

The mission of the Financial Aid Office at CalArts is to help students in meeting their costs of attendance at the Institute. CalArts is committed to offering a variety of financial assistance to its students, including grants, scholarships, student loans, and work-study.

As of May 10, 2015, the FSA ID will replace the Federal Student Aid PIN and must be used to log in to certain U.S. Department of Education websites, including fafsa.gov, studentloans.gov, and nslds.gov.  After May 10, you can replace your old PIN with the new FSA ID by going to fafsa.gov and clicking on the link to created an FSA ID.  For step by step instructions, click here: FSA ID instructions.pdf.

Financial Aid Application Information for:

Financial aid is awarded beginning April 1; students will receive an email notification with instructions to view financial aid awards online. Financial aid awards must be accepted or rejected online through the "Accept or reject my financial aid awards" link before financial aid can be processed. 

Satisfactory Artistic/Academic Progress: Students must maintain satisfactory artistic/academic progress in order to be eligible for financial aid.  Review this policy as well as the Academic Warning, Probation, Dismissal and Appeal policy in the “Course Catalog and Academic Policies” publication.

Types of Financial Aid

Most domestic students receive financial aid from a variety of sources, which may include federal, state, private, and institutional funds:

Title IV Funding & Admissions Policy

To be eligible to receive Title IV funds, a student must be admitted as a regularly enrolled student with a high school diploma or equivalent, be beyond the compulsory age of attendance for the state of California, or dually enrolled at the college and a secondary school.

Understanding Your Financial Aid Award

A comprehensive guide to financial aid awards, eligibility, and student rights and responsibilities.

Contact the Financial Aid Office

Office hours: Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4 pm (Closed Fridays in the summer)

Email - finaid@calarts.edu
Telephone - 661.253.7869  or 800.443.0480
Fax - 661.287.3816

CalArts Financial Aid Office
24700 McBean Parkway
Valencia, CA 91355

Last edited by vroveto on Aug 11, 2015
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