Payment Plans & Methods

Student Accounts Billing Worksheet

All students are required to complete a Student Accounts Billing Worksheet each semester or academic year. Read more »

Payment Plans

Tuition, health insurance, miscellaneous fees and housing are due in full at the time of registration, unless a student is signed up for one of the college’s payment plans (see below). Only full-time degree-seeking students are eligible for a payment plan.

Completed billing worksheets, along with the appropriate payment, are due in the Student Accounts Office based on the start date of your selected payment plan. Fall semester first payments are considered late after August 1 and Spring semester first payments are considered late after December 1. Payments received after these dates and or after due dates for additional payments will incur late fees.

A first installment late fee of $150 will be charged for any first payment that is not made by the dates August 1 for Fall and December 1 for Spring. A monthly $50 charge is applied to subsequent late payments or unpaid balances, or both. Students who have unpaid balances due to unsecured financial aid also incur a monthly $50 late fee.

Full Semester Payment
Fall - Due August 1
Spring - Due December 1 

Half and Half Semester Plan
Fall - Half due July 1 & September 1
Spring - Half due December 1 & February 1

Monthly Payment Plans (By Term)
9 Month Payment Plan

  • Fall - 4 Equal Payments due August 1, September 1, October 1 and November 1
  • Spring - 5 Equal Payments due December 1, January 1, February 1, March 1, April 1

10 Month Payment Plan

  • Fall - 5 Equal Payments due July 1, August 1, September 1, October 1 and November 1
  • Spring - 5 Equal Payments due December 1, January 1, February 1, March 1, April 1

Students who are applying for financial aid and who have yet to complete their financial aid file by August 1 for the fall term (or by December 1 for the spring term), should be prepared to make the required initial payment without financial aid to either register or secure any preregistered courses.

For important information about summer payment plans, see Summer at CCA.

How to Make a Payment

Payment Online

Log in to WebAdvisor to pay with a credit card or e-check. Read more »

Check or Money Order

Please include the student’s full name and student ID number on the check or money order. You may mail in, or pay in person, to either address:

California College of the Arts
Student Accounts Office
5212 Broadway
Oakland CA 94618

California College of the Arts
Student Accounts Office
1111 8th Street
San Francisco CA 94107

Credit Card

You may pay in person or over the phone by calling the Student Accounts Office at 510.594.5086

Hours: M-F 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Wire Transfer

Please call 510.594.5086 or email studentaccounts@cca.edu for wire instructions.

Cash

Please pay in person at the Student Account Office on either campus. Please do not mail cash.

Financial Aid Award Payment

Students who apply for financial aid and have yet to complete their financial aid file by August 1 for the fall term, or by December 1 for the spring term (or closest business day), should be prepared to make the required initial payment to either register to secure any preregistered courses.

All types of financial aid -- with the exception of federal work-study -- will be automatically credited to a student's account once his or her financial aid file has been completed and after the enrollment verification check has been performed at the end of the add/drop period each semester.

Any aid awarded in excess of institutional charges will be refunded to the student. If a Federal PLUS loan is credited to a student's account, any refund amount will be mailed to the parent or legal guardian.

Refund checks are mailed automatically, so students are responsible for ensuring their billing address is correct and up to date with Student Accounts. Students who need to update their billing address may do so via WebAdvisor.

Related Link
Financial Aid Disbursement