Financial Aid Eligibility

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


ArtCenter students are admitted based on outstanding visual and academic ability and potential in their field. We are committed to providing opportunities for gifted students. We’re eager to guide students through the process of accessing the resources available to them.

In Fall 2021, 72% of our students qualified for aid, receiving individual grants, loans, scholarships, part-time employment or a combination of aid.

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

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent alien resident.
  • Have a valid Social Security Number.
  • 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.
View our Financial Aid Guide.

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 ArtCenter 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.

A limited number of International Student resources are available on the College's intranet.