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At Art Center, students are admitted on the basis of outstanding visual and academic ability and potential in their field. We are committed to providing opportunities for gifted students.

We encourage you to apply for the financial aid that can help make an Art Center education a reality for you.


To Be Eligible

To be eligible to receive federal or state financial aid, you must:

  • Be a US citizen or permanent alien resident.
  • Have a valid Social Security number.
  • Be registered with the U.S. Selective Service, if required.
  • Be enrolled at least half-time in a degree program.
  • Not be in default on any federal funds or owe a refund on a federal grant.
  • Make satisfactory academic progress.

International Students

Much of the information on this website relates to U.S. students, as it outlines federal and state financial aid programs.

International students can apply for Art Center scholarships, and should meet the deadlines for scholarships.

Visit Other Scholarship Resources for scholarships from foundations and corporations, some of which are for international students.

Students can apply for bank loans if they have a co-signer in the U.S.; these can be discussed with the Financial Aid office.
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