Additional Options

Below are additional options to help pay your balance. 

1. Enroll in the Monthly Payment Plan

By enrolling in the Monthly Payment Plan, you divide the balance owed each semester into smaller installments that you pay over time. There is an enrollment fee for the program, but you are not charged interest on your balance. For more information, contact the Student Accounts/Business Office.

2. Outside Scholarships

Outside Scholarships are a great resource to help you pay your balance. Check with your high school, congregation, your parent(s)’ employer(s), community organizations, and online for scholarship opportunities. A word of caution, if it costs you money to search or apply, it is probably not a legitimate opportunity. Most scholarships are for one year so students should continue to do this throughout each year of attendance at CalArts. CalArts posts various scholarship opportunities throughout the year.

For U.S. Students  For International Students

3. Apply for an Alternative/Private Education Loan

Students may apply for an Alternative/Private Education Loan to assist in paying the balance owed to CalArts. This is a credit-based loan and we encourage students to have a co-signer to reduce the variable interest rate. For more information, contact the Office of Financial Aid.

Please contact our office at 661-253-7869 or 800-443-0480 or by email at with any questions.