What you need to do:

  1. Apply to the college or university through their normal application process.
  2. Notify the institution’s Office of Admissions that you are a CSSSA alum. 
  3. Indicate on your college application that you participated in CSSSA.
  4. If you are accepted the college, you will automatically be considered for the additional CSSSA tuition discount.

 
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Art Center College of Design
Pasadena, CA

Art Center College of Design offers a minimum of one $15,000 tuition discount per year to an exceptional CSSSA alum who applies and is accepted to Art Center. This is a renewable award for up to $60,000, designed to cover a four-year undergraduate course of study if all conditions are met.

Bennington College
Bennington, VT

Bennington College offers a $10,000 tuition discount to an exceptional CSSSA alum who is accepted to Bennington. This is a renewable award that is in addition to any other merit or need-based grant or scholarship the students qualifies for, and is designed to cover a four-year undergraduate course of study if all conditions are met.

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California College of the Arts
Oakland, CA

California College of the Arts offers merit tuition discounts to selected CSSSA Animation, Visual Arts, Film, and Creative Writing alumni. These discounts are offered to qualified students at $13,000 per year and are renewable for up to $52,000 over the course of a four-year undergraduate program of study.

CCA’s Pre-College Program, a four-week summer program for high school students, offers three $2,500 tuition discounts per year to selected CSSSA alumni: one in Visual Arts, one in Film, and one in Creative Writing. The Pre-College discounts are awarded to CSSSA participants who are entering their junior year of high school.

 
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California Institute of the Arts
Valencia, CA

California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) is pleased to partner with the CSSSA Foundation and Herb Alpert Foundation to support talented CSSSA alumni who are accepted and enroll at CalArts. CSSSA alumni who are selected for an Herb Alpert Emerging Young Artists Scholarship will qualify for a CalArts matching tuition discount from $10,000 to $40,000 over the course of a four-year degree program. CalArts is also pleased to offer a one-time, non-renewable award of $2,5000 to CSSSA alumni who are accepted and enroll. 

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Cornish College of the Arts
Seattle, WA

Cornish offers a minimum of two half-tuition discounts, one in Visual Arts and one in Performing Arts, to exceptional CSSSA alumni who are accepted to Cornish. This renewable award will assist in covering a four-year undergraduate course of study if all conditions are met.

 

Otis College of Art and Design
Los Angeles, CA

Otis College of Art and Design offers a $10,000 merit tuition discount, awarded annually, to select CSSSA Visual Arts, Animation, and Film alumni. This is a renewable award for up to $40,000, designed to cover a four-year undergraduate course of study if all conditions are met.

 

Pacific Northwest College of Art
Portland, OR

PNCA offers a minimum $11,000 merit tuition discount, totaling up to $44,000, over the course of a four-year undergraduate course of study if all conditions are met. It will be awarded annually to select CSSSA alumni who are accepted and enroll at PNCA in the areas of Visual Arts, Design Arts, Media Arts, and Liberal Arts (writing).

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San Francisco Art Institute
San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Art Institute offers a $13,000 tuition discount per year to any CSSSA alumni that apply and is accepted to the College. This is a renewable award, totaling up to $52,000 over a four-year undergraduate course of study if all conditions are met. 

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Laguna College of Art + Design
Laguna, CA

CSSSA alumni who are admitted to Laguna College of Art + Design will qualify for an LCAD Merit Tuition Discount ranging from $26,000 to $40,000 over the course of the four-year degree program. LCAD is also pleased to offer a one-time, non-renewable award of $2,500 to CSSSA alumni who are accepted and enroll.

 
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School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, IL

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago offers at least one $15,000 merit tuition discount, renewable each year for a total of $60,000. In addition, students will receive a $2,000 competitive excellence award for their participation in CSSSA, which is also renewable for all four years.

Mills College
Oakland, CA

Mills College offers every CSSSA student that is admitted and enrolls a minimum $18,000 Eucalyptus Scholarship, renewable for the remaining three years of their undergraduate course of study. Admitted students will be considered for all merit scholarships above the guaranteed minimum as their eligibility allows.

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University of the Arts
Philadelphia, PA

The University of the Arts offers a minimum of two half-tuition discounts, on in Visual Arts and one in Performing Arts, to exceptional CSSSA alumni who are accepted to the university. This renewable award will assist in covering a four-year undergraduate course of study if all conditions are met.