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Estimated Yearly Costs

CalArts Tuition, Fees, and Estimated Expenses Budget

2016-17 Tuition, Fees, and On-Campus Housing

All figures are for the full, two-semester academic year:

  • CalArts Tuition: $45,030
  • Student Activity/Student Life Fee: $80
  • Energy Fee: $100
  • Technology Fee: $400
  • Mandatory* Medical Insurance: $2025 (*Fee waived if student is covered under other medical insurance)
  • On-Campus Housing:

Chouinard Hall (undergraduate) - $9,150 single occupancy; $6,280 double occupancy

Ahmanson Hall (graduate) - $8,030 for a private bedroom in an apartment suite

2015-2016 Tuition, Fees, and On-Campus Housing

All figures are for the full, two-semester, academic year.

  • CalArts Tuition: $43,400
  • Student Activity/Life Fee: $80
  • Energy fee: $100
  • Technology fee: $400
  • On-Campus Housing:
    • Chouinard Hall (undergraduate)
      • $8,900 single occupancy
      • $6,100 per person, double occupancy
    • Ahmanson Hall (graduate) $7,800 for a private bedroom in an apartment suite

Living Expense Estimated Budget**:

  • Meals: $4500
  • Transportation: $2,000
  • Medical: $2,200
  • Miscellaneous: $3,000
  • Books and Supplies per year:
    • School of Art: $1800-$2500
    • Critical Studies: $1000
    • School of Dance: $1000
    • Film/Video: $3500-$4500
    • Experimental Animation: $ $3000-$3500
    • Character Animation: $ 1300
    • Film Directing: $5000
    • School of Music: $1000
    • School of Theater: $1000-$2000

**These amounts are estimates only; a student's actual costs may vary.

Payment Worksheets: 2015-16 and 2016-17

After you review the estimated costs above, you can use the 1516 Payment Worksheet.xls to help estimate your educational costs for the 2015-16 school year

or the 1617 Payment Worksheet.xls to help estimate your educational costs for the 2016-17 school year.

Last edited by rbaileychen on Dec 15, 2015
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