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California Institute of the Arts Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$51,407 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$38,438 tuition
$10,575 on campus room & board
$1,818 books
$576 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$51,407 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$38,438 tuition
$10,575 on campus room & board
$1,818 books
$576 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$10,695 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
79% of students receive aid
27% get federal aid ($4,919 avg)
11% get state aid ($8,196 avg)
69% get institn'l aid ($10,695 avg)
63% get loans ($10,537 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.29% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.29% 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

$1,275,747
Annual Aid Awarded
Aid/Loans
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $13,152 73%
Federal Grant Aid $4,919 27%
Pell Grants $4,224 27%
Other Federal Grants $2,273 8%
Institution Grant Aid $10,695 69%
State Grant Aid $8,196 11%
Student Loans $10,537 63%
Federal Loans $7,770 63%
Other Loans $33,200 5%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
- R
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 2
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 Institute of the Arts offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
24700 W McBean Pky
Valencia, CA 91355-2397
(661) 255-1050
http://www.calarts.edu
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $961
Out of State $961

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • NS from Los Angeles, CA
  • Jul-13-2014 I am a current student here

    It's expensive and the buildings could use some maintenance. However, the programs and professors are incredible, so it's worth the higher price.

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  • 4
  • Marvin from Norwalk, CA
  • Mar-25-2013 I am a current student here

    Again, this depends on how much you're willing to put into it yourself. Personally, as a filmmaker, I've already made such huge leaps and bounds in terms of both personal growth as a filmmaker and understanding of how to navigate the film industry after graduation, so it's been really valuable.

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  • Preston from NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV
  • Dec-19-2012 I am a current student here

    The independent studies are one of the best thing about our school. It gives you the opportunity to study one on one with a faculty of your choice within your school(be it music, dance, fine art, etc.). I've done my best working while taking an independent study.

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