2021-2022

July 1 Thursday Payment period begins and tuition statements are available online
Aug. 26 Thursday First Tuition payment deadline
Aug. 27 Friday Account placed on hold and $200 late fee applied
Sept. 6 Monday Second tuition payment deadline
Sept. 7 Tuesday Classes removed due to unsettled account
Sept. 17 Friday Final tuition payment and part-time registration deadline
Sept. 19 Sunday Deadline to drop fall courses with 90% refund
Sept. 26 Sunday Deadline to drop fall courses with 75% refund
Oct. 3 Sunday Deadline to drop fall courses with 50% refund
Oct. 10 Sunday Deadline to drop fall courses with 25% refund
Nov. 1 Monday Payment period begins and tuition statements are available online
Dec. 17 Friday First tuition payment deadline
Dec. 20 Monday Account placed on hold and $200 late fee applied
Jan. 4 Tuesday Second Tuition payment deadline
Jan. 5 Wednesday Classes removed due to unsettled account
Jan. 14 Friday Final tuition payment and part-time registration deadline
Jan. 16 Sunday Deadline to drop spring courses with 90% refund
Jan. 23 Sunday Deadline to drop spring courses with 75% refund
Jan. 30 Sunday Deadline to drop spring courses with 50% refund
Feb. 6 Sunday Deadline to drop spring courses with 25% refund

View the Financial Aid Disbursement Schedule

*Official notice is the date a withdrawal or leave of absence form is received by the Office of the Registrar.

  • Required fees are non-refundable.
  • Course fees will be refunded until the last day to add or drop classes.
  • Refunds will be issued for complete withdrawal or leave of absence based on the above schedule. No refunds will be issued for a change in mode of instruction.
  • In direct correlation with the tuition refund policy, CalArts institutional scholarships/grants will be calculated according to the same percentage(s) as the tuition being charged/refunded to students who, for any reason, take a Leave of Absence or Withdraw from the Institute, following the start of an academic term.