Applying for Aid

Follow these steps to apply for financial aid:

1. Complete the FAFSA by the priority deadline each year - March 1

Domestic students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online or by downloading the Mystudentaid app in the Apple store or on Google Play.

New students applying for scholarships must have completed admissions requirements and filed a FAFSA by the application deadlines; students who miss the priority deadlines will be considered as possible. 

Continuing students should file their FAFSA by the priority deadline of March 1each year.

2. List ArtCenter as a recipient school

School code 001116

3. Cal Grant applicants (for California residents only)

New Cal Grant applicants only: Submit a GPA Verification Form to the California Student Aid Commission by March 2. Forms may be obtained at and should be certified by the registrar at your current school.

4. Submit additional documents if requested

The Financial Aid office will notify you if you have been selected for verification and will need to submit additional documentation.

5. Respond promptly

Respond promptly to requests for additional information sent to you by the Financial Aid Office. Any delays may affect disbursement of your financial aid.