California Institute of the Arts


Thank you for choosing to set up a payment plan.

 Before proceeding, please read the following.

All student ID's must be entered with 7 digits starting with 0.  Example:  0XXXXXX

Regarding decreases to your payment plan balance, please contact the Accounting Office at the following email address.

Parents and families are able to set up multiple agreements for their CalArts students. Please follow the steps below and request an Authorized Payer invitation from your student.

Students:  If someone is paying on your behalf, you MUST first set them up as an Authorized Payer. 

  • If you have used Nelnet before, simply Sign In to manage your account and/or add Authorized Payers.
  • If you are new to Nelnet, please read the information below then click on the “Create a username & password” button to create an online account.

Authorized Payers:  If you are paying on behalf of the student, the student must set up their account first and then add you as an Authorized Payer.

  • You will receive an email to set up your account once your student has added you as an Authorized Payer
  • Once your account is created, you can make payments and/or set up and payment plan for your student

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