Perkins Loan Payments

To make a Perkins loan online payment, please visit the UNISA payment website.

Make a loan payment


Pay Balance Due in Full

Pay Online

CalArts partners with Official Payments Corporation to enable online payments.

For Students
  • Login to the CalArts Self Service with your CalArts Credentials.
  • Select the "Student Finance" tab.
  • Click on the "Make a Payment" tab and use the drop down menu to choose a payment method.

Go to CalArts Self Service

For Parents/Guardians
  • Please make a payment directly through the OPC Website.
  • You may pay in full online by electronic check from your checking or savings account (no processing fee) or by credit card (Mastercard, VISA or Discover, with a 2.55 percent processing fee).
  • Please make sure to include the student’s name and 7-digit I.D. number (e.g., 0500007) with your payment.

Go to the OPC Website


Pay by Mail

  • Check or money order payable to “CalArts”
  • All payments must be made in U.S. dollars. Foreign currency will not be accepted
  • Please include student’s name and I.D. number on check or money order
  • Please mail to:

California Institute of the Arts
Attention: Accounting Office
24700 McBean Pkwy.
Valencia, CA 91355

Any returned payments by check or e-check are subject to a $25 fee.


International Payments

CalArts has partnered with Western Union Business Solutions to expedite payments and save you wire transfer fees for payments sent from non U.S. bank accounts. Please see the Western Union Business Solutions Info Sheet for detailed information. To begin the payment process, click CalArts/Western Union Business Solutions International student payment portal and follow the steps. Paying via Western Union Business Solutions allows you to complete the payment online or at your bank. We hold your quote for 72 hours and allow you to pay in your home currency and CalArts will receive the full amount in U.S. dollars.

How to Send International Payments


Pay by Wire Transfer

If paying by wire transfer, please be sure to check with your bank for the cost of the wire. The bank usually deducts the cost of the wire from the amount of money that you send, which in some instances may cause your payment to be short. Please use the following information:

Bank of America – Woodland Hills Branch
5945 Canoga Ave.
Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Make Payable to:

California Institute of the Arts
Beneficiary Account Number: 14650-01460
Beneficiary Routing (ABA) number (U.S.):
 026-009-593
Swift Code (International): BOFAUS3N

Please reference the student name and I.D. number in the wire


Pay in Person

The Accounting Office is open from 9 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday, closed on Fridays mid-May through the end of August. During these hours payments may be made in person via credit card (Mastercard, VISA or Discover), cash, personal check, cashier’s check, traveler’s check, electronic check or money order. All payments must be made in U.S. dollars; foreign currency will not be accepted.

Any returned payments by check or e-check are subject to a $25 fee.


Monthly Payments

In an effort to help students and families meet their educational expenses, CalArts has partnered with Tuition Management Systems (TMS) to administer a monthly payment plan. CalArts payment plan is an interest-free monthly payment plan handled by Tuition Management Systems, which 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 costs 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.
  • Once enrolled, you will be billed monthly by Tuition Management Systems. Payment can be made through Tuition Management Systems online, by phone or by mail. Payments made with a credit card will be subject to a convenience fee. There is no convenience fee for payments made by e-check/ACH from a checking or savings account. Please note, debit cards are associated with a bank account number and routing number. By entering your bank account number and routing number, there will be no service fee.
  • TMS wire information:

U.S. Bank
60 Livingston Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55107

Make Payable to:

Tuition Management Systems
Beneficiary Account Number: 130117951140
Beneficiary Routing (ABA) number (U.S.): 042000013
Swift Code (International): USBKUS44MT

Please be sure to include the student’s name and TMS account number.

  • For the fall semester, TMS offers a four payment plan. Your payments are due August 10, September 10, October 10 and November 10. If your semester balance is not paid in full by November 25th, you will not be eligible for a payment plan the following semester.
  • For the spring semester, TMS offers a four payment plan. Your payments are due December 10, January 10, February 10 and March 10. If your semester balance is not paid in full by March 25, you will not be eligible for a payment plan the following semester.
  • If you enroll in a TMS payment plan and the plan is terminated for nonpayment, the entire outstanding balance for the semester becomes due to CalArts immediately. If you have a history of delinquent payments, you may not be eligible for a payment plan in the future.

To find out more or to set up a payment plan please visit https://calarts.afford.com or call TMS at 800-722-4867.