Tuition and fees (and on campus housing) are charged on a semester by semester basis. Payment for the Fall semester is generally due in early August and payment for the Spring semester is due in early December. Payment arrangements must be made before course registration can be finalized each semester.
Tuition, fees, and on –campus housing can be paid directly to the Institute or through a combination of financial aid, payment, and/or the TMS Tuition Payment Plan.
CalArts has partnered with Tuition Management Systems (TMS) to administer a monthly payment plan. CalArts’ payment plan is an interest-free monthly payment plan that allows you to divide tuition and other expenses into four smaller monthly payments spread out over the semester. The cost to enroll is $45 per semester. There is no interest or other cost as long as you make your payments on time. If your payment is late, there is a $40 late fee. Each semester you need to re-enroll with Tuition Management Systems; it will not happen automatically.