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Events
  • Campus offices and facilities are closed on Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day.

    Ahamnson Hall and Galef Center are open Saturday May 23 and Sunday May 24, 9-6.

    Graduate Studios are open to those students who have approved access.

  • Patrons Circle Tour

    May 30| Special Event
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    Otis' Patrons Circle Tour of Downtown L.A.!

    Discover how the creative economy is transforming downtown Los Angeles.  Studios and galleries continue to move to the heart of our city and into areas that were off the beaten path just a year ago. Otis Patrons Circle members will enjoy an Otis-inspired tour of downtown L.A.'s vibrant scene.  

    Tour includes:
    Visit to Kent Twitchell's ('77 MFA) new studio, followed by a short ride to see a few of his downtown murals

    Inside peek of Cynthia Vincent's ('88 Fashion Design) fashion design studio

  • Design Week 2015

    Jun 21| Special Event
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    OTIS’ MFA GRAPHIC DESIGN PROGRAM HOSTS:

    Design Week June 21-27, 2015

    I AM THE CITY

     

    VISITING ARTISTS

    Field Experiments: Benjamin Harrison Bryant, New York and Paul Marcus Fuog, Melbourne And Karim Charlebois-Zariffa, Quebec/NYC

    www.field-experiments.com

     

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Grants

Federal Grants
State Grants
Otis Grants

FEDERAL GRANTS
Federal grants are funded by the federal government and are considered 'gift-aid' which means it never has to be re-paid. To learn more about the federal grant programs, please click here.

PELL GRANTS
Eligibility:
Undergraduate  students with financial need. Students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress to maintain eligibilty.
Deadline:
Before the last day of the academic year.
Application:
FAFSA (online) (with OTIS listed)
Amount:
Up to $5,775
Renewable:
Yes, yearly, according to need. Student must re-apply with the FAFSA each year
Funding:
Federal Government Grant -does not need to be re-paid;  prorated per enrollment status

 

FSEOG GRANTS
Eligibility:
Undergraduate Pell Grant recipients with financial need; coordinated with all other grants and scholarships received.Students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress to maintain eligibilty.
Deadline:
Based on availability of funds
Application:
FAFSA (online) (with OTIS listed)
Completed file with Financial Aid Office
Amount:
Up to $1,500
Renewable:
Yes, yearly according to need
Funding:
Federal Government Grant -does not need to be re-paid;  prorated per enrollment status


CALIFORNIA STATE GRANT (CALGRANT)
CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS: Please keep your contact information (especially your email address) up-to-date with the California Student Aid Commission so that you can receive the most accurate Cal Grant information.
Check your CalGrant eligibility by establishing a User ID at: www.webgrants4students.org.

 

CAL GRANT A
A tuition-specific, state entitlement award, funded by California Student Aid Commission. For more information please visit the California Student Aid Commission website.
Eligibility:
Undergraduate with eligible (3.0 or higher) GPA, and financial need; resident of California**.
Deadline:
March 2
Application:
US Citizens and Eligible Non-Citizens: complete the FAFSA (online) (with OTIS listed) and complete the GPA Verification Form (new applicants only)
Eligible AB 540 students: complete the Dream Act Application (with OTIS listed) and complete the GPA Verification Form (new applicants only)
More information is available on the California Dream Act site.
Amount:
Up to $9,084*
Renewable:
Yes, yearly, according to need and satisfactory academic progress.
Renew by filing your FAFSA each academic year, no GPA verification form needed.
Funding:
California Student Aid Commission
*Amount subject to change pending the approval of the state budget.
**Student must be a California resident for at least one year prior to their application date.

 


CAL GRANT B
Eligibility:
Undergraduate with eligible GPA and financial need; resident of California**.
Deadline:
March 2
Application:
US Citizens and Eligible Non-Citizens: complete the FAFSA (online) (with OTIS listed), and the Cal Grant GPA Verification Form (new applicants only)
Eligible AB 540 students: complete the Dream Act Application (with OTIS listed), and the Cal Grant GPA Verification Form.
More information is available on the California Dream Act site.
Amount:
1.First year: only living allowance totaling $1,648*
2.All other grade levels: tuition assistance of up to $9,084 and living allowance (Access) funds of $1,473.
Renewable:
Yes, yearly, according to need and satisfactory academic progress. Renew by filing your FAFSA each academic year, no GPA verification form needed
Funding:
California Student Aid Commission; Payments vary per first year of eligibility; the first year of the program, student receives access amount only ($1,648). In subsequent years, student receives access amount plus $9,084. (Up to $10,732)
*Amount subject to change pending the approval of the state budget.
**Student must be a California resident for at least one year prior to their application date.

Additional information regarding the Cal Grant: 
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.
Students and parents are required to have qualifying income each academic year. Income limits are determined by the California Student Aid Commission yearly, please review their website at www.calgrants.org to learn more.

 


OTIS GRANTS

OTIS GRANTS
Eligibility:
Awarded to both new and continuing students, based on academic & artist merit as well as financial need.
Student must keep above a 2.0 Cumulative GPA as well as remain enrolled Full Time (12 units).
Deadline:
Automatically awarded to New Students (if eligible), must renew before the end of the academic year.
Application:
FAFSA
Amount:
Amount varies based upon academic and artistic merit along with financial need at the time of admittance to OTIS.
Renewable:
Yes, yearly - student must re-apply by taking the following steps:  
Complete the FAFSA (if student wishes to receive federal aid as well)
OR

submit the Financial Aid Renewal Application (Otis Grant only)
Funding:
OTIS; Student must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress to maintain eligibility. Funds are disbursed on a per semester basis.