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CalArts Tuition & Fees Report

Expensive In-State Tuition & Fees
Expensive Out-of-State Tuition & Fees

How Much Does California Institute of the Arts Cost?

See current and projected tuition and fees for California Institute of the Arts, and how those expenses constrast to nationwide and regional averages. In this CalArts cost report, you'll find:

How Much Does CalArts Charge for Tuition?

$53,466 In-State Tuition & Fees
$53,466 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees

The average tuition and fees at California Institute of the Arts for undergraduates was $53,466 a year in 2020-2021. Students from both in state and out of state paid the same price.

Tuition Fees Total
Tuition & Fees $52,850 $616 $53,466

These tuition and fees costs include one year of academic instruction, but do not cover room and board.

Keep in mind a lot of students have financial aid and scholarships that decrease the cost of college.

How much does California Institute of the Arts cost for part-time students?

Go to the Cost Per Credit Hour page for details.

How Do CalArts Tuition & Fees Compare to Other Schools?

At the national level, average out-of-state tuition and fees are $19,933 a year. At $53,466 a year, the average out-of-state tuition at California Institute of the Arts was high when compared to the national average. Note that CalArts does not give any in-state discounts.

If you want to know how CalArts compares to other schools in the nation, in the region, and in the state, see the chart below.

Nationwide Far Western US California
Tuition & Fees Expensive Expensive Expensive

Remember to also consider financial aid when trying to decide if you can afford to go to a particular school. For more details on that, see: California Institute of the Arts Financial Aid.

CalArts Tuition & Fees Five Year Projection

2.79% Tuition Increase
1.48% Fee Increase
$235,491 Est. 4-Year Cost

Tuition and Fees for California Institute of the Arts increased with an average annual rate of 2.78% over the past five years. Tuition grew by 2.79%, and fees grew by 1.48%. This school year, students can expect to pay $56,477 if the growth keeps up.

At this rate, we estimate the total cost of tuition and fees for two years at CalArts to be $114,521, and $235,491 for four years.

These numbers don't include room and board, transportation or books.

The following chart shows projected upcoming tuition and fees for undergraduates at CalArts.


Don't Ignore Cost Increases

Be aware of just how much the tuition and fees are increasing each year. At most colleges undergrads will wind up spending more on their last year of school compared to what they did for their first.

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