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CIAT Tuition Information

In 2021, tuition for full-time students at California Institute of Arts & Technology was $14,040 a year.

On average, college tuition goes up about 3% every year.

If these numbers feel scary, remember, the "sticker price" of tuition doesn't give you all the info you need to know how much you will actually have to pay for college. Many students find the actual cost of college is far less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. Additionally, student loans can make the amount you do have to pay out of pocket feel more doable until after graduation.

In-state vs. Out-of-state Tuition at CIAT

California Institute of Arts & Technology is a private institution, so it has the same tuition for students from California as it does for residents from other states.

Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. Public insitutions often offer a lower cost of attendance for those who qualify as California residents.

Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state status can cut the cost of college tuition. Don't forget to verify your state's rules for in-state residency. Each state has different requirements to qualify as in-state resident. Most states require students to have resided in the state for a certain period of time before qualifying. There may be other criteria too, depending on where you live.

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Is CIAT's Tuition Different for International Students?

Tuition at CIAT is the same for all students.

International students usually do not qualify for for federal financial aid, but should research private or school-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities..

CIAT Room, Board and Other Costs

Tuition is not the only cost of attending college;there are other costs associated with college, like room and board, facility fees, and books and supplies. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at CIAT.

Room and Board Costs at CIAT

Board costs may vary depending on how many meals are included in the plan you choose.

Cost of Books at CIAT

The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. The actual cost of books depends on the courses you take and what kinds of books and materials they require. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy used textbooks and materials.

Yearly Fees

The majority of colleges also have fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs.

There may be other costs associated with participating in special activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or playing on an intramural sports team. Many schools have resources for students with demonstrated need to get help covering these fees.

The Cost of Transportation at CIAT

The cost of getting around in college can really vary. Will you take a subway, car or an airplane to get to school?. Is on-campus parking free, or will you need to budget for parking? Is the campus small enough that you can easily walk from class-to-class?? Do you plan to bring a car or will you need to use public transportation? All of these factors can make a big difference in your estimated cost of transportation.

The location of a college or university can impact transportation costs. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the other hand getting around in a city may be pricey, but cities may offer more trains, busses or low-cost flight options to actually get to school. The California Institute of Arts & Technology campus is in a in California.

Other College Costs

When budgeting for college, don’t forget to take into account the cost of things like entertainment, clothes, furnishings and toiletries.

Now, let’s do a rundown of all of the costs associated with college, to get a better estimate of how much students can expect to shell out for CIAT.

Total Cost of CIAT

2021 Total Tuition and Expenses
Tuition $14,040
Total Estimated Costs
On-Campus $14,040
Off-Campus $14,040

The breakdowns above provide a good estimate of the total cost of attendance before financial aid and scholarships. Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.

Most Common Loans for CIAT Students

Most students take out institutional or government loans, because they tend to have lower interest rates and more flexible repayment options than private loans. Loans from the federal government can be subsidized or unsubsidized. Subsidized loans do not accrue interest during school, while unsubsidized loans begin accruing interest at the time the loan is issued. If students do no qualify for enough federal loans to cover the cost of tuition, some take out private loans. Parents can also take out ParentPLUS loans, which are government loans for parents who are helping their children pay for college.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) helps colleges determine how much financial need students and their familes have, so they can offer a financial aid package that meets, or come close to meeting, their need. For more information on CIAT financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.

Scholarships at California Institute of Arts & Technology

Some students may receive grants and scholarships to help pay for college. Unlike loans, scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back.

California Institute of Arts & Technology Net Cost

The net price of college is the actual cost of attending a school for one year. Net cost is calculated by subtracting any scholarships, grants or other aid that does not need to be paid back from the total cost. Student loans are not part of the calculation, because they need to be repaid.

Now that we have a sense of the total estimated costs for CIAT students, we can subtract the average financial aid package to find the estimated net cost. Net cost can vary depending on a students’ need and the financial aid award received.

When considering whether a school fits your budget, it is important to consider the estimated net cost, not just the sticker price of tuition. Often, schools with the highest tuition also offer the most generous aid packages, so estimate your net cost before eliminating a school because it does fit your budget.

By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of CIAT seem more manageable.

What will attending CIAT really cost you? The answer depends on several factors.

As of 2011, colleges are required to have a net price calculator on their website to help prospective students and their families understand the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the CIAT's net cost calculator on their website.

CIAT Tuition Payment Plans

Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.

Students cannot pay tuition in installments. Contact the financial aid office to verify this and discuss options.

CIAT Tuition Waivers

Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to certain groups, to offset the cost of attending. Some colleges offer tuition waivers for faculty, staff, and their families , underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student.

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CIAT Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$14,040

In State

$14,040

Out-of-State
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