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 »
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.
Payment due dates
July 15 (fall term)
November 1 (spring term)
Payments may be paid in six monthly installments each term: May 1 through October 1 for fall; November 1 through April 1 for spring.
This plan is available for students who wish to register early. If a student registers during the priority registration period for the fall term, half of the fall fees is due by July 15, with the balance due prior to final registration, or by September 1.
If a student registers during the priority registration period for the spring term, half of the spring fees is due prior to the registration period, or by November 1, with the balance due prior to final registration, or by January 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
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
Oakland CA 94618
California College of the Arts
CCA Student Accounts Office
1111 8th Street
San Francisco CA 94107
You may pay in person or over the phone by calling the Student Accounts Office in San Francisco at 415.703.9582 or 415.703.9578. You may also contact the Oakland office at 510.594.3703 or 510.594.3646.
Hours: M-F 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Please call 415.703.9578 or 510.594.3703 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for wire instructions.
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.
Financial Aid Disbursement
San Francisco campus address
1111 Eighth Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
Oakland campus address
Oakland, CA 94618
Crime Reports: Oakland & SF Campuses
To view a year-by-year comparison of crime statistics for either campus (three years back up to the previous year), follow these instructions:
- Visit U.S. Dept. of Education: Campus Safety & Security
- Click the text in RED in the upper right-hand corner
- Type "California College of the Arts" in the institution field (Note: Just the college name is sufficient)
- Hit enter or "Search"
- Select either San Francisco or Oakland campus