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Refunds & Program Policies




Withdrawal/refund requests must be made in writing and delivered either by email, postal mail, or fax to the Office of Special Programs + Continued Studies. Please note, the cancellation fees will be applied per program.

The timestamp or postmark on the request will be honored as the withdrawal date.

  • Withdrawal on or before April 27: $100 cancellation fee per class, remaining tuition refunded
  • Withdrawal April 28-May 10: $200 cancellation fee per class, remaining tuition refunded
  • Withdrawals on May 11 and after are not eligible for a tuition refund

Send refund requests to:

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

Refund requests by phone are not accepted.

Attendance Policy

YASP is a full-immersion experience. We expect participants to be present for the entire program, barring illness.

If another activity (e.g., soccer practice) or family vacation plans (e.g., students being pulled out of the program early) will conflict with a full-time commitment to the Young Artist Studio Program, do not register your child for the program.


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

Code of Conduct

CCA is committed to offering high-quality arts programming.

All YASP participants should have an interest in art. In the event a student's behavior is deemed disruptive to other participants (by one of the instructors or by the Dean of Special Programs), CCA 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 YASP 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 young 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.

IMPORTANT: Please note that our staff and instructors are not allowed to provide or administer any medical treatment or medication to YASP participants (including aspirin).

Therefore, it would be very helpful if you could please plan ahead. In the event that your Young Artist is likely to need medication while at the program – for cramps, allergies, headaches, etc. please make sure that they have this with them and that you have discussed when and how to take it.

YASP is an intensive immersion art program. If your child takes medication during the regular school year, to help focus and successfully participate in a school environment, we ask that you continue this course of action throughout the program.

Personal Items and Electronic Devices

During class time, students are not allowed to use portable music players, personal laptops, tablets, or other electronic devices of any kind. This is to encourage students to be present and engaging with their peers and Instructor.

If students have a cell phone, it must be turned off while classes are in session. Students are welcome to use these devices when not in a classroom

We also encourage any items of value be left at home.

No skateboards or scooters are allowed on campus