Tuition & Fees

Tuition At CIAT

Planning ahead and applying for financial aid can be a daunting task. CIAT is here to help. We offer assistance in applying for scholarships, federal aid, and private loans to help make your education affordable. For more information, please contact our Office of Financial Aid at or simply call 1-877-559-3621. We’ll be happy to answer your questions about tuition, fees, books, transportation, and any additional educational costs.

Payment Options

At CIAT, we offer a variety of financial aid options to help ensure you get the most out of our school.

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Federal Grants & Loans

CIAT offers Federal Pell, Stafford, and Plus loans. Please click here to learn more about the available federal loan programs.

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VA Benefits

CIAT is approved to offer VA Educational Benefits. Reach out to our Office of Financial Aid to learn more about your eligibility.

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Private Loans

We offer three types of loans to make your education affordable. Contact our Office of Admissions for more information.

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Additional Payment Options

We accept all major credit cards and the HELPcard®. We work with EDD/WIOA organizations and accept company purchase orders, pending approval.

Financial Aid

Our Financial Aid Office is committed to providing assistance to qualified students who would otherwise be unable to pursue the attainment of their educational and professional goals. To begin your application process, first complete the government’s FAFSA form at Our school code is 042598. You’ll need this and financial documents, like tax returns and pay stubs, to complete the application. You must re-apply for FAFSA for every year.

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Military Benefits

After their service, many veterans choose to move into the field of IT. The GI Bill® can be used not only for an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree within information technology or computer science, but it can also be used for many of the invaluable certifications required. In fact, due to DoD 8570.01, a Department of Defense directive requiring information assurance personnel to be certified, IT certification can be mandatory for most DoD related positions.

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In addition to CIAT-offered scholarships, you will have access to a database where you can research different outside scholarships that have been made known to CIAT through other students, organizations, and businesses. You are free to apply to as many of these scholarships as you’d like. Just make sure you report any outside scholarships you receive to the Student Financial Services Office so we can apply it to your package.

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Why Choose CIAT

We’re here for you. Whether you’re just starting out, making a career change, or transitioning back into civilian life, CIAT will prepare you for success.

Our school helps students create rewarding careers in IT, software development, graphic design, and web design. At CIAT, our combination of theoretical knowledge with hands-on training and top-notch job placement services will take your career to the next level. Are you ready?

How Can Our IT School Benefit You?

From our esteemed faculty of academic professionals to our personalized class schedules, we tailor our options to suit your needs. We want you to thrive at CIAT.

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Practical Training

CIAT offers hands-on training in conjunction with competitive academic programs to deliver a comprehensive education in IT, software development, Microsoft platforms, and media arts.

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Flexible Schedules

We offer day, evening, and weekend schedules that work for your life. Our students can enroll in classes at either of our campus locations or online.

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Small Class Size

CIAT students receive personalized attention. We’re committed ensuring that you feel like part of our community with small class sizes. Many students are even on a first-name basis with our staff.

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Job Placement

Our top-notch job placement services will set you up for success. We offer advanced notice of job openings, interview preparation techniques, resume editing tutorials, and career counseling assistance.

Success Stories

Your accomplishments are our accomplishments. At California Institute of Arts & Technology, our mission is to prepare you for professional and individual growth with innovative, cutting-edge vocational and career advancement programs. How do we do all that? Read honest feedback from our students below to find out.

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Reach out today and one of our knowledgeable Admissions Representative will be happy to answer any questions you have about CIAT.

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