- Architecture / Landscape / Interiors
- Advertising Design
- Graphic Design
- Digital Media
- Fashion Design
- Sculpture/New Genres
- Product Design
- Toy Design
- Foundation (first year)
- Creative Action
- Liberal Arts and Sciences
- Graduate Fine Arts
- Graduate Graphic Design
- Graduate Public Practice
- Graduate Writing
- Current Courses
- Certificate Programs
- Faculty Biographies
- Alphabetical Listing
- Otis Art Tours
- Summer of Art
- College Preparation
- Young Artists Workshops
Last day of fall semester classes.
Have a great break!
Spring semester classes begin on Jan 13, 2014.
All locations are closed for the winter holiday from December 19 - January 1. Administrative offices open on Jan. 2. Classes begin on January 13.
Sign up for Continuing Education courses with the early bird discount at the Spring 2014 Open House. Classes begin Feb 1.
Tour the campus, meet instructors, attend workshops from 1-3 pm.
Free parking off La Tijera
Google Map link
Spring semester classes begin today and end on May 6
No classes in obervance of Martin Luther King Holiday
Binding Desire: Unfolding Artists Books is a group exhibition featuring approximately 120 works from OTIS Millard Sheets Library’s Special Collection of 2,100 artists books dating from the 1960s to the present. The Otis Artists’ Book Collection is one of the largest in Southern California.
Opening Reception for Binding Desire: Unfolding Artists Books.
- Application Process
- Cost of Attendance
- Forms & Publications
- Types of Aid
- Student Rights and Responsibilities
- Changes in Financial Aid Information
- Changes in Enrollment Status
- Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
- Return of Financial at the Time of Withdrawal
- Refund to Borrowers
- Financial Aid Office Code of Conduct
- Financial Aid and the Mobility Program
- Student Eligability for Aid
- Financial Literacy
Federal Grants are typically associated with criteria for need. Successfully filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step to being evaluated for federal grants. Federal grants do not need to be paid back and are based on the FAFSA every year. Grants are credited directly to the student's account at Otis on a per semester basis. Federal grants require students meet Satisfactory Academic Progress.
A Federal Pell Grant, unlike a loan, does not have to be repaid. Pell Grants are awarded only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's or a professional degree. Pell Grants are considered a foundation of federal financial aid, to which aid from other federal and nonfederal sources might be added. The maximum award for the 2013 -2014 award year is $5,645. The maximum can change each award year, and depends on program funding. The amount received depends not only on financial need, but also on costs to attend school, status as a full-time or part-time student, and plans to attend school for a full academic year or less. The Department of Education limits a Pell grant recipient to 6 years of full funding.
SUPPLEMENTAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY GRANT
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG) are for undergraduates with exceptional financial need. Pell Grant recipients with the lowest EFCs will be the first to get FSEOGs. Like the Pell Grants, FSEOGs don't have to be paid back. The maximum award for the FSEOG at Otis is $1,500.
Cal Grants, awarded by the state to qualified residents, are based on financial need and grade point average. The California State Grant requires two forms to be completed by March 2nd to determine qualification:
- The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This will be used to evaluate a student's family income information. The Asset and Income Ceilings chart is located in the Cal Grant website. Students' whose family income is above the income ceilings are still encouraged to apply just in case a change of family situation occurs.
- Applications are available through the California Student Aid Commission website or through the Financial Aid Office beginning January 1. High Schools seniors are highly encouraged to visit their High School counselors to apply electronically. Electronic applicaiton can save a great deal of processing time by the state. Community College Transfer students should check with their CC registration office.
To apply, a student must be a California resident for at least one year prior to application, from March to March. Students who attended a non-graded high school must take the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). The deadline for filing the SAT forms is September of each year. Further information can be obtained from the College Board Admissions Testing Program, P.O. Box 1025, Berkeley, CA 94701.
Students can check their CalGrant by establishing a User ID at: www.webgrants4students.org. Using the website can save you time waiting on the phone with the California Student Aid Commission.
Students and parents would need to requalify based on income every year. Income limits is made available from the California Student Aid Commission on a yearly basis. Award is paid to the student's Otis account on a per semester basis. Students must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress.
CALIFORNIA DREAM ACT
Students who qualify under AB540 can receive the California State Grant, Chafee Grant and Otis Grant.
More current information is available on the State website:
OUT-OF-STATE SCHOLARSHIP AND GRANT PROGRAMS
Many states maintain scholarship and grant programs. The requirements for qualifying students may vary from state to state, but students must maintain a legal permanent address in their home state.
OUTSIDE STATE AGENCY WEBSITES
Rhode Island State Grant - Grant amount is between $250-$2000, renewable for three years and portable to other states.
Otis Grants are awarded to new and continuing students. The grant is based on merit and need. Students must apply with the FAFSA to establish need when they first enter Otis. The student must at least complete the Otis Financial Aid Application for Continuing Students in the subsequent years. The Otis Grant is renewed until the original date of graduation upon entering Otis.
- Students who drop below full-time status or withdraw after the completion of the tuition adjustment period as published in the catalogue will retain Otis grants and scholarships.
- Students who drop below full-time status or withdraw before the completion of the tuition adjustment period as published in the catalogue forfeit all Otis grants and scholarships.
The student must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress to continue to receive Otis Grants. The Otis Grant is disbursed on a per semester basis unless special circumstances change the amount per semester and frequency.