Exit Counseling

Under federal financial aid guidelines, all federal student loan borrowers who graduate, drop below half-time, or withdraw from California Institute of the Arts are required to complete Federal Loan Exit Counseling. During exit counseling, an overview of borrower rights, responsibilities, and repayment options will be provided.  Topics covered include: loan repayment options, deferment, forbearance, delinquency and default, loan consolidation and loan forgiveness programs. Additional financial resource materials and links are also provided to support responsible debt management practices.

You must compete Federal Loan Exit Counseling within 30 days of notification from California Institute of the Arts that exit counseling is required.  You can complete the required Federal Loan Exit Counseling session at: https://studentaid.gov/exit-counseling/.

* If you borrowed a Federal Perkins loan while attending CalArts, you will receive a separate communication from the Accounting Office which will direct you to complete Perkins Loan Exit Counseling. For questions, please contact Rebecca Garcia (the Accounting Office) at (661) 253-7852