Federal and Private Loans

Educational loans come from a variety of sources—the federal government, CalArts, and private lenders. Loans are financial aid that must be repaid, with interest.

Students and families are strongly encouraged to borrow wisely and not more than they need to for educational expenses. Please visit the links on the left for information about the various resources available.

First-time Federal Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized/Graduate PLUS/PLUS Loan borrowers at CalArts must complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN) and Entrance Counseling before loans can be processed. Download detailed instructions (pdf).