Estimated Cost of Education
Cost of Attendance (COA) is an estimate of students’ educational expenses for the period of enrollment, as determined by the school. The cost of attendance is determined by your living arrangement, you are assigned a COA based on whether you live on campus, off campus or at home (with a parent) and your academic level. The COA includes many aspects of the cost of attending CalArts, such as tuition, fees and housing and food. The COA sets a limit on the total aid that a student may receive for a given academic year.
Billable (Direct) Costs – Direct costs are the actual charges that a student is billed by the CalArts accounting department, this includes tuition, fees and housing and food if the student is living on campus.
Estimated (Indirect) Costs – Indirect costs are other estimated auxiliary costs associated with attending CalArts. These are not specific amounts that a student must pay, but are used to help students estimate a total cost of attendance for a year of enrollment at CalArts. Indirect costs include transportation, personal and miscellaneous expenses, books and supplies, housing and food expenses if the student is not living on campus.
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