Financial Aid

The California State Summer School for the Arts provides financial aid for applicants based on demonstrated need. Nearly 40 percent of the students who have attended CSSSA have had from 20 to 90 percent of their tuition paid by the California State Summer School for the Arts Foundation. A financial aid request form is included in the application and must be submitted along with the application by the 6 pm PST February 28 deadline. A request for financial aid does not affect a student’s chances of being accepted. Financial aid is available only to California residents and first-time California attendees.

Applicants complete the financial aid form included in the application and submit it along with the parent/guardian’s filed taxes by the 6 pm PST February 28 deadline.