Catalog Policies

Veterans Administration Yellow Ribbon Program

California Institute of the Arts is a proud participant in the Post 9/11 GI Bill® Yellow Ribbon Program for the 2022-2023 academic year. The Yellow Ribbon Program is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans’ Educational Assistance Act of 2008. To obtain general information and eligibility requirements for the Yellow Ribbon Program, visit the Veterans Administration website here.

CalArts Yellow Ribbon Policy

CalArts has pledged to contribute a maximum of $9000 in scholarship/grant funds for tuition and fees to an unlimited number of eligible students each year. The CalArts contribution is first met by institute scholarship/grant funds from your program. If scholarship or grant funds do not meet the $9000 maximum, the Institute will make up the difference in matching grant funds. This amount is then matched by the Veterans Administration.

How to Apply

  1. Apply for Financial Aid at CalArts
    Students who qualify for the Yellow Ribbon Program must apply for financial aid with the CalArts Office of Financial Aid no later than March 2nd each year of attendance at
  2. Submit Letter of Eligibility
    If approved by the VA for the Yellow Ribbon Program, the student will receive a Letter of Eligibility mailed directly from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The student must submit this document to the VA Advisor at CalArts (located in the Office of the Registrar) immediately upon receipt. Students who submit Letters of Eligibility after registration will not qualify for Yellow Ribbon benefits until the following semester.

Please note that participation in the Post 9/11 GI Bill® Yellow Ribbon Program is subject to annual approval by CalArts administration.

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Revised Date:
May 2012