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    SCREENING AND CONVERSATION with Margaret Prescod, Founder, Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders and host of “Sojourner Truth” on Pacifica Radio’s KPFK.
    Nana Gyamfi, Lawyer-Black Lives Matter, Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders.

  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Oliver Payne, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Kimberli Meyer trained as an architect and an artist, and has been the director of the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House in West Hollywood since 2002. She has initiated and curated many programs there, including the exhibitions How Many Billboards?

  • Industry Spotlight

    Oct 15| Special Event

    An advertising creative director for more than 25 years, Otis alumnus Josh Weltman was the Mad Men co-producer responsible for Don Draper's credibility as an advertising genius.

    Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at the hit series, plus hear key insights from Weltman's new book Seducing Strangers: How to Get People to Buy What You're Selling.

  • Please join the Digital Media Department for a lecture by  Alina Chau.
    Chau is an Animator, Illustrator and Storyboard artist who has worked with Lucasfilm Animation, Technicolor Interactive Services, and Electronic Arts.  
    Alina Chau received her MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles. She spent over a decade working in the animation industry. Her most notable credit is on LucasFilm’s Emmy Award Winning program, “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.”
  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Yutaka Makino. He lives and works in Berlin.  Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Susan Choi’s first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. With David Remnick she co-edited the anthology Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker. A recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, and in 2010, the inaugural winner of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award, Choi lives in Brooklyn.


Types of Aid

Before accepting your aid award offer, you should consider the various types of aid that are available to you, and what this can mean for you and your family.

Scholarships & Grants

Scholarships and Grants are aid that do not need to be repaid. This is the best type of aid to receive, and it’s often referred to as “free money.” You’ll definitely want to accept any scholarships and grants that are offered.  Sources of scholarships and grants are the federal government, state government, Otis College of Art and Design and Private Origanizations.

Subsidized & Unsubsidized Loans

Federal Subsidized and Unsubsidized loans do need to be repaid and have different terms depending on the loan. For example, most subsidized loans do not accrue interest while you’re in school but unsubsidized loans do. For unsubsidized loans, the principal that you borrowed will increase over time as the interest accrues. This means you’ll owe more than you borrowed once you begin to repay.

PLUS Loans

Federal PLUS loan is available to parents of undergraduate students and to students enrolling in a graduate degree program.  The applicant cannot have adverse credit.  PLUS loans have a higher interest rate than subsidized and unsubsidized loans, and you must request a deferment if you’d like to begin repayment after graduation. Please note that interest will keep accruing on a PLUS loan while you’re not making payments, and the interest begins as soon as the funds are disbursed to the College. Applicants can borrow up to cost of attendance minus other aid.

Private Educational

Private educational loans are also available but are not listed on your award offer. These loans are based on credit. If your credit is not good enough, you'll need a co-signer. Various banks offer private educational loans, and their terms vary. You can set up a private loan to pay for your tuition balance and receive additional funds for other education-related expenses such as housing, books & supplies, etc.


If you are offered Federal work-study, understand that these funds will not lower your tuition cost. You earn these funds as you work, and receive payment when you submit your hours like in any other job. Work-study jobs are not guaranteed. They are first-come, first-served.

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