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California College of the Arts - CCA Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$50,848 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$38,448 tuition
$10,550 on campus room & board*
$1,500 books
$350 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$50,848 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$38,448 tuition
$10,550 on campus room & board*
$1,500 books
$350 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

*Room charge is $7700. CCA does not offer a meal plan. $2850 is estimated for food expense.

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Average Aid

$12,868 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
80% of students receive aid
34% get federal aid ($4,738 avg)
24% get state aid ($7,043 avg)
77% get institn'l aid ($12,868 avg)
58% get loans ($8,213 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 5.36% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 5.36% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

$3,755,731
Annual Aid Awarded
Aid/Loans
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $19,561 82%
Federal Grant Aid $4,738 34%
Pell Grants $4,327 34%
Other Federal Grants $1,928 3%
Institution Grant Aid $12,868 77%
State Grant Aid $7,043 24%
Student Loans $8,213 58%
Federal Loans $6,289 53%
Other Loans $14,356 3%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: April 1
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 1
Does California College of the Arts - CCA offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
1111 Eighth St.
San Francisco / Oakland, CA 94107
(800) 447-1278
http://www.cca.edu/students/financialaid
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $1,602
Out of State $1,602

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Jessica from San Francsico, CA
  • May-28-2014 I am a current student here

    Its an expensive school, and classes require more money for materials, tools, and other supplies, but the experience has been worth every penny. You learn from the best, meet all kinds of new people, experience many new cultures, and are given so many opportunities not given to students in other schools. You will work hard, and you will love it.

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  • 5
  • Xavier from Tallulah, LA
  • Oct-25-2013 I am a past student here

    China Town has great affordable food and pastries that I would recommend if you were on a budget, not only for eating out but also groceries too. The best place to go for groceries if you live in Oakland would be Smart and Final, they sell in bulk but for the most part you save a lot. The great thing about the city is that there is very affordable and filling food. My favorite food chain is Pizza Man, which was right down the street from Webster Dorm. Their pizza is three dollars a slice for pepperoni and the slice is usually the size of your face. Another great eatery next to the dorm sold 10 pieces of Louisiana style fried chicken for five dollars, plus you would get fries with that, oh yea. If you are like me and like to stretch your dollar you would be happy living in downtown Oakland like I did.

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  • 4
  • Someone from San Francisco
  • Jul-30-2012 I am a current student here

    You get almost 24/7 access to the studios and library. You even get free entry to some of San Francisco's best museums.

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  • 4
  • Dallas
  • Jun-10-2012 I am a current student here

    CCA is expensive. But I'd like to say its worth it. Students are pushed to the limit so that they become the best in the field. Its not well known, but CCA is a great school. (Its on the Forbes list of Top 60 Global Design Schools)

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