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  • Otis Books is pleased to publish Tim Erickson’s debut collection of poetry, Egopolis, a textual journey through destruction, resistance, city, and the Ego, from ancient times to the present day. Erickson’s work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review, and the Salt Anthology of New Writing. He lives in Salt Lake City.

  • Otis Graduate Writing students will read from their works-in-progress.

  • Exquisite Beauty is the first retrospective and publication to document the eye-dazzling ceramics created by Ralph Bacerra (1938–2008), a Los Angeles–based artist known for his innovative approach to surface embellishment. Curated by Jo Lauria, the exhibition features more than ninety of the artist’s finest pieces—dramatic, highly decorated vessels and sculptures that have never before been the focus of a major exhibition or publication.

  • Opening Reception for Ralph Bacerra: Exquisite Beauty

  • David Treuer is an Ojibwe Indian from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota and currently teaches at USC. He is the author of the novels Little, The Hiawatha, The Translation of Dr. Apelles, named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, as well as a critical work, Native American Fiction: A User's Manual. In 2012, he published another nonfiction work, Rez Life.

  • Angela Flournoy’s first novel The Turner House was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She lives in Los Angeles.

  • 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.

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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
Loans

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.

Work-Study

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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