Private 4 Year

California College of the Arts Tuition & Cost

Oakland, California

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How much does it cost to attend?

Sticker Price
Costs for California College of the Arts
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,500
Other Fees$545
Room and Board $18,593
Other Expenses Budget$3,450

Annual Prices

The annual list price to attend California College of the Arts on a full time basis for 2020/2021 is $74,680 for all students regardless of their residency. This fee is comprised of $50,592 for tuition, $18,593 room and board, $1,500 for books and supplies and $545 for other fees. Out of state tuition for California College of the Arts is $50,592, the same as California residents.

All price data is sourced from the 2020/2021 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend California College of the Arts when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020
Net Price by Income California College of the Arts
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$29,530
$30,001 to $48,000$24,239
$48,001 to $75,000$31,474
$75,001 to $110,000$35,494

The average reported annual net price for California College of the Arts for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $43,687 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

77% of full-time undergrad California College of the Arts received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $25,775 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 33% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,333 and 2% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $14,076.

Finanical Aid California College of the Arts
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $25,775 77%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $23,545 77%
Pell Grants $5,327 21%
Other Federal Grants $2,919 5%
State and Local Grants $3,704 13%
Federal Student Loans $5,333 33%
Other Student Loans $14,076 2%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to California College of the Arts, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $129,772. The loan balance of $129,772 is a four year multiple of the $32,443 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $1,238 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 2.75%.

Example Loan $129,772
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $1,238.17
Total Interest Paid $18,808.16
Sum of All Loan Payments $148,580.16

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year All Residents
1 $74,680
2 $77,216
3 $79,839
4 $82,550

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at California College of the Arts to be $298,720 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 3.4% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at California College of the Arts
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
All Residents $2,108 $6,324 $8,432

Estimated cost for a class at California College of the Arts based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at California College of the Arts versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

California College of the Arts Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=110370 IPEDS survey data for California College of the Arts.