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Student Accounts

General Contact

510.594.5086 (SF & Oak)
510.594.3760 (SF & Oak)

Office Locations

San Francisco: 80 Carolina, first floor

Oakland: 5212 Broadway, Macky Hall (ground floor)
Hours: M–F: 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
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Postal Address

Student Accounts Office Student Accounts Office
California College of the Arts OR California College of the Arts
1111 Eighth Street 5212 Broadway
San Francisco CA 94107 Oakland, CA 94107

The Office of Student Accounts handles the following:

  • billing of tuition, housing/dorm fee, insurance fee and miscellaneous fees
  • payment plans and payment methods
  • refunds (overpayments and financial aid refunds)

Please view our billing page on how to enroll in a payment plan.

Student Privacy Rights

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) protects student privacy rights by setting strict limits on the disclosure of their education records. This means that besides CCA staff, third parties -- including spouses and parents -- may not have access to a student's account information without a student's written permission.

It is the student’s responsibility to forward billing information to a parent or third party who is assisting that student with payment. In order to assist families or third parties who are making payments on behalf of a student, that student may elect to sign and submit the Student Account Authorization to Release form.

By signing this form, the student gives permission for only the named person(s) to get access to certain student account information through the Student Accounts Office.

Each office at CCA maintains its own release form. To authorize access to information maintained by other departments, please contact the appropriate CCA office.

Tuition, Housing Charges & Miscellaneous Fees

Tuition charges are billed per semester and are based on the number of units for which a student is registered, by course or program, or both. In addition to tuition and course fees, students may be charged mandatory fees associated with their enrollment.

Housing charges are also billed by semester. See also 2019-20 Schedule of Fees for a complete listing of all fees.

Health Insurance & Online Insurance Waiver

For important information, see Health Insurance & Wellness. For information about the Insurance waiver, read the Online Insurance Waiver FAQ.

All full-time students registered in 12 or more units for all Undergraduate programs and 9 units for all Graduate programs are automatically charged for health insurance upon registration.

Fees can only be reversed by having an approved Online Health Insurance Waiver.