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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: $116
  • Technology Fee: $500
  • Mandatory* Medical Insurance: $2,775 for 2016-17 (*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

* Effective Fall 2016, all first time residents in Chouinard Residence Hall will be requried to participate in the 10 meal/week meal plan.  You may upgrade your meal plan to a 14, 17 or block meal plan if you choose to do so during registration each semester.

Living Expense Estimated Budget**:

  • Meals: $4500
  • Transportation: $2,000
  • Medical: $3,000
  • 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.

Estimated Payment Worksheet for 2016-17

After you review the estimated costs above, you can use the 1617 Estimated Payment Worksheet.xls to help estimate your educational costs for the 2016-17 school year.

Last edited by rbaileychen on Jul 26, 2016
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