Refunds + Info

Learn more about CCA's Summer Atelier refund policies and procedures as well as general program information.

If you need additional information, please contact Audrey Jones at or 510.594.3680.

Refund Policy

Withdrawal/refund requests must be made in writing and delivered either by email, postal mail or fax to the Office of Special Programs. The timestamp or postmark on the request will be honored as the withdrawal date.

  • Withdrawal on or before April 30: Tuition refunded minus $100 cancellation fee
  • Withdrawal on May 1 to May 14: Tuition refunded minus $200 cancellation fee
  • Withdrawals submitted on May 15 or after are not eligible for a tuition refund

Send refund requests to:

Office of Special Programs
California College of the Arts
5212 Broadway
Oakland CA 94618-1426
Fax: 510.594.3771

Refund requests by phone will not be accepted.

Attendance Policy

Summer Atelier participants are expected to be present for the entire program, barring illness.

This means participants are in class for the full duration of the program. If another activity (e.g., soccer practice) or planned family vacation conflicts with a full-time commitment, please do not register for the program.

The Summer Atelier is an intensive immersion in art, with six hours of instruction daily. Students are expected to arrive on time to all classes. Late arrivals and early departures are disruptive to the program and are not acceptable.


If your child will miss a class due to illness, please notify our office at 510.594.3710. Thank you for this courtesy.

Code of Conduct

California College of the Arts is committed to offering a high-quality Summer Atelier.

In the event that a participant's behavior is deemed disruptive to the experience of other participants, by either one or more of the participant's instructors or by the Dean of Special Programs, the college reserves the right to withdraw the participant from the program.

No refund will be issued.

Health & Medications

Since CCA, the family, and the student all want the Summer Atelier experience to be a successful one, some parents have found it useful to inform us in advance of any learning disabilities/differences or health issues.

If this applies to your artist, we encourage you to let us know the specifics at least one week before the start of the program.

In your letter, please specify if you would like this information shared with your child’s instructors. 

Note: CCA staff cannot administer medications.

Personal Electronic Devices

During class time, students are not allowed to use portable music players, personal laptops, tablets, or other electronic devices of any kind. We request that these items be left at home.

If students have cell phones, they must be turned off while classes are in session.