Reminders & Updates
2024-25 FAFSA Now Available
The opening of the 2024-25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) was delayed this year, but the application is now fully available to all domestic students. You can complete the 2024-25 FAFSA at https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa.
Please note that with the multitude of changes that the Department of Education made to the FAFSA process for 2024-25, some students are currently encountering issues with completing the application. If you are encountering problems, you can click here to view a list of known issues, and possible workarounds to those issues. You can also contact the Federal Student Aid Help Center via phone, email, or chat for additional support in resolving problems with completing your 2024-25 FAFSA.
According to information received from the Department of Education on January 30, schools will not receive student FAFSAs until on or after March 15. Our office will not be able to confirm that a student's FAFSA has been submitted to CalArts until that time.
The Office of Financial Aid is offering a series of webinars on topics such as FAFSA, searching for scholarships, and general financial aid for undergraduate and graduate students. Please click here to view the webinar schedule and RSPV to any webinars of interest to you!
Financial Literacy Resources
The Office of Financial Aid is dedicated to helping our students learn more about finances to help students understand their personal finances and make informed decisions. Please visit our Financial Literacy Resources page to access information and resources on budgeting, saving, credit and more financial literacy topics.
You can also take a brief Financial Wellness survey to let us know what additional topics and resources are of interest to you.
Request an Appointment with the Office of Financial Aid
To request an in-person, phone, or zoom appointment with the Office Financial Aid, complete an Appointment Request Form.
Designate Student Information Access
Students can now designate one or more individuals as authorized parties to have access their FERPA protected information on Self-Service; this includes financial aid, student accounts and registration information.
To learn more and set up Proxy access please click here.