Pay Balance Due in Full

Pay Online

CalArts partners with Official Payments Corporation to enable online tuition 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. 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 2.95 percent processing fee).

Go to CalArts Self Service

For Parents/Guardians
  • Please make a payment directly through the ACI 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 2.95 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 ACI 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

China Payment Options


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:

J.P. Morgan Chase - New York, NY 10017

Make Payable to:
California Institute of the Arts
Beneficiary Account Number: 726531111
Beneficiary Routing (ABA) number (U.S.):
 021000021
Swift Code (International): CHASUS33

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), 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

California Institute of the Arts is partnered with Nelnet Campus Commerce to allow students to pay tuition and fees in installments, helping make college more affordable. 

  • The payment plan is not a loan, and has no credit checks, interest, or finance charges associated with this option. 
  • The only cost to participate in the Nelnet program is a $45.00 per semester nonrefundable Nelnet Enrollment Fee.
  • The Nelnet payment plan is a flexible payment option that allows payments to be made from a U.S. checking or savings account or by Visa, MasterCard, or Discover credit cards. No payment plan payments can be accepted at CalArts.
  • If you are enrolled in the payment plan, all payments must be made through Nelnet. CalArts cannot accept your monthly payment.
  • Once enrolled, your payments will be automatically withdrawn on the 10th of the month by Nelnet Campus Commerce.
  • Payments made with a credit card will be subject to a 2.75% convenience fee. There is no convenience fee for payments made 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.
  • The method of payment is set up when the payment plan agreement is initiated through Nelnet.
  • Students who choose to use Nelnet may select installment plans that are spread over several months, depending on when the student registers. NOTE:  All down payments and enrollment fees are processed immediately! 

Fall 2021

Payment Plan available on 07/01/2021

 

 

dates to

Required

Number

Months

enroll online

down payment

of payment

of  payments

July 1-Aug 6

None

4

Aug 10-Nov 10

Aug 7-Sept 1

25%

3

Sept 10-Nov 10

Sept 2-Sept 17

50%

2

Oct 10-Nov 10

 

Spring 2022

Payment Plan available on 11/04/2021

 

 

dates to

Required

Number

Months

enroll online

down payment

of payment

of  payments

Nov 4-Dec 8

None

4

Dec 10-March 10

Dec 9- Dec 30

25%

3

Jan 10-March 10

Dec 31-Jan 14

50%

2

Feb 10-March 10

 

  • If you enroll in a NELNET payment plan and the plan is terminated for nonpayment, the entire outstanding balance for the semester becomes due to CalArts immediately.
  • Each semester you will need to re-enroll with Nelnet Campus Commerce, it will not happen automatically.

To set up a payment plan please visit https://mycollegepaymentplan.com/calarts/ or call Nelnet at 800-609-8056.


Perkins Loan Repayments

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

Make a loan repayment