Student Consumer Information
Welcome to The Art Institute of California—San Francisco, a campus of Argosy University
Here you'll find the information you need to become an informed consumer of an Art Institutes education. From financial aid facts and forms, to information from our Student Services and Career Services departments, to academic information including course information, textbooks, and catalogs are all available here.
The Art Institutes will also provide any specific consumer information documents or reports upon request in writing. To receive a copy, please send a written request to the Financial Aid Office directly and allow the staff twenty four hours to process your request and to send your requested information to you.
Explore our student consumer information pages, and if you are thinking about attending The Art Institute of California—San Francisco, a campus of Argosy University, go to our school site where you can learn even more about our creative community.
If you are a current student, you can log onto the MyAiCampus.com.
Financial Aid Facts
At The Art Institute of California—San Francisco financial aid is available to those who qualify. We’re here to help you understand what you need to know to fund your creative education. If you want to speak with someone in person, please contact a financial aid representative at 1.888.493.3261.
Net Price Calculator (NPC)
If you are a first time student in college and planning to attend full time, please visit our Net Price Calculator to get an early approximation of your potential costs to attend The Art Institute of Austin,a branch of The Art Institute of Houston. All financial results are only an approximation based on the information you will supply and cannot be considered an actual award. To be considered for federal or state (if applicable) financial aid, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The calculator is not intended for transfer, readmitted, international, graduate, part time or continuing students.
Financial Aid Changes
Every year, many of the federal aid policies, practices, and awards are up for review and approval by the federal government. The government also maintains the right to modify all federal aid policies at any time during the year should there be budgetary or regulation issues that need to be addressed immediately. Starting with the new financial aid award year that begins officially on July 1st, each year, the attached document highlights the pending changes in financial aid awarding and policy. The Financial Aid Office will be able to answer any specific questions regarding how these changes might or might not affect you and your financial aid award for the coming school year. Please refer to Federal aid website for additional information.
The following links will help you find the information you need to finance your education.
Types of Financial Aid
Financial aid information is published online and available in print upon request. Visit our Financial Aid guide for more information.
Notice of Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations
For information about eligibility requirements for federal student aid programs, please click here for school specific information. This document will provide further helpful information from the Department of Education.
Private Education Loans
Private alternative education loans are offered by private lending institutions and are not subsidized by a government agency. Alternative education loans are not to be used as a substitution for federal financial aid loans. They are intended to provide additional funding for your education after all federal loans are sought.
Application for all alternative loan programs can be done on-line directly with the lender of your choice. Students are free to choose any lender they wish. Lenders reserve the right to choose the schools and borrowers that they will approve. Should you choose a paper Self Certification Form to begin your application, please click here. The Financial Aid Office can help with any questions you might have, including information on the Cost of Attendance and what loan amount you might need when filling this form out.
Student Lending Code of Conduct for Education Loans
To download a PDF of our student lending code of conduct for education loans, please click here.
We encourage you to visit iGrad! for information and guidance on improving your financial knowledge. We strongly encourage our students to utilize iGrad's full library of resources including their updated short video presentations, relevant current articles on a wide array of financial topics, calculators, games, and a job search function, All of these resources will provide valuable tips and lessons for understanding financial aid and for managing all of your finances wisely. Some of the topics covered include financial aid processes and awards, paying for college; time management; credit management; preparing for life after college; and personal finance tips for undergraduate, graduate and professional students.
Loan Repayment Estimator
Please visit the Federal Student Aid website here, for access to the valuable loan Repayment Estimator to get an idea of what your monthly loan payment might look like, depending on the repayment plan you choose. When it comes time to repay your loans, we suggest a plan that allows you to pay off your loans the fastest. Remember, the longer you take to pay off your loans, the smaller your monthly payment, but the more you will pay back in total dollars. Not all loans are eligible for all repayment plans. Private loan repayment plans are at the discretion of the lender. Please contact your Student Finance Counselor if you have any questions.
Federal Direct Loan Repayment Plans
Depending on your overall federal loan amount that you need to repay along with your current financial situation, there may be different repayment options available to you. This federal resource will provide all of the information you need to be better informed of your repayment options for your federal loans. Options may include, Standard, Extended, Income Contingent and Income Based repayment plans, depending on your situation. Not all plans are available to all students. While we typically suggest choosing a plan that repays your loan the fastest, generally the Standard plan, the Income Based and Income Contingent plans might be best for you right now. If you have further questions, please contact a Student Finance Counselor at the school for assistance. Please know that the federal government has the right to change the terms of each plan at any time, including eliminating and adding plans. Students also have the right to change plans, per federal regulations, as needed.
Entrance (Initial) Counseling for Student Loan Borrowers
Before receiving a student loan, first time borrowers must complete an entrance counseling session. This quick and easy interactive counseling session provides useful tips and tools to help you develop a budget for managing your educational expenses and helps you to understand your loan responsibilities. This entrance counseling session can be found on the Federal Student Aid website.
Exit Counseling for Student Loan Borrowers
Direct loan exit counseling will explain your rights and responsibilities as a direct loan borrower. Exit counseling information is also located on the Federal Student Aid website. You will need to have your Social Security number and your FSA ID ready in order to log into this portion of the site.
Financial Aid Cost of Attendance
The financial aid office uses an estimate of direct and indirect costs to determine how much financial aid a student may be eligible for. Direct costs include tuition, fees, some books and supplies and institutional housing. Indirect costs include estimates of other living expenses, transportation and personal expenses. Examples of the cost of attendance estimates used can be found by clicking here for undergraduate programs and here for graduate programs.
School Sponsored Housing Costs
In addition to being competitively priced, college-sponsored housing offers you numerous advantages such as the ability to include these costs in your financial plan. You’ll also have the opportunity to interact with other students and take part in school-sponsored activities.
Housing cost for the current year is $3,042 per term for current students and $3,300 per term for new students. Please contact the Resident Housing Director for more information.
National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)
When a borrower receives a Federal loan or a Pell grant, the information must be submitted to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS). Information in NSLDS is accessible to schools, lenders, and guarantors that are authorized users of the data system. Students are also able to log in and access all of their federal loan and Pell grant information. Students will need to have their FSA ID in order to access their information.
State Grant Assistance
Students may be eligible for California state grant funding through the Cal Grant for the 2016-2017 academic school year. Please check with your financial aid counselor for eligibility and application requirements. Further information can be found on the California state website here, http://www.csac.ca.gov/cal-grants.
Returning Student Scholarship Fund
If you are looking to return to school at The Art Institute of San Francisco, we may be able to assist you with the cost of your education. Find out more about this opportunity to return to school.
Student Loan Information Published by Department of Education
Additional information about financial aid, including your specific loan information, can be found by visiting the Department of Education Financial Awareness Counseling along with the Federal Student Aid page.
Cash Management Contracts
The Art Institute of California - San Francisco utilizes a third-party servicer, BankMobile, to provide stipends to our eligible students. Under the Title IV cash management regulations, institutions are required to publicly disclose any contract that governs a cash management arrangement, as well as information about the costs incurred by students who elect to use a financial account offered under this arrangement. To view this contract and Addendum - Consent to Assignment, please click here and click here respectively. For a schedule of costs that may be incurred by the student, please refer to bankmobilevibe.com/fee-schedule/.
Eligible students are required to log into their account on the BankMobile web site and select their preferred stipend delivery method. The major features and assessed fees for each stipend delivery method, as well as the terms and conditions for selecting a financial account with the third-party servicer, may be found on the BankMobile Web site.
For information regarding mean and median costs incurred by a BankMobile Vibe student checking accountholder and any students who had an open Vibe account under the contract during the prior award year, please refer to the BankMobile Student Financial Account Fee Data and Monetary/Non-Monetary Considerations document. This document also provides information regarding monetary and non-monetary considerations paid by The Art Institutes to BankMobile under the contract during the prior award year.
Student Services Revealed
Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Training
We are providing this training program to educate students, faculty, and staff about Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act and the VAWA/Clery Act. This training provides information on several topics relevant to college life: sexuality, sexual violence prevention, dating/domestic violence and stalking prevention, bystander intervention, and discrimination prevention.
The training also provides resources for reporting and resolving violence. Our schools prohibit the crimes of dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. These crimes will not be tolerated and will result in sanctions up to and including expulsion.
Information regarding our disability services can be found by clicking here.
In the event of an emergency, our alert system will be enabled where timely information and instruction regarding the status of the emergency will be provided. Students now can also receive emergency messages via email, mobile phone, home phone and text messaging directly to the communication device of each recipient's choice. Students simply need to update their personal profile in their Student Portal to begin receiving emergency messages.
Voter Registration for Students
United States citizens who are students of voting age can find voter information specific to their state of residence while attending school by clicking here.
Our vaccination policy can be found by clicking here.
Drug and Alcohol Policies
Policies regarding drug and alcohol use can be found by clicking here.
Copyright Infringement Policies and Sanctions
Policies regarding copyright infringement and sanctions regarding violation of those policies can be found by clicking here.
- The College Board
- Federal Repayment Estimator
- iGrad—Student Loan Affordability Calculator (Based On Expected Salary)
- iGrad—PAYE (Pay As You Earn) Repayment Calculator
- iGrad—IBR (Income Based Repayment) Calculator
- iGrad—ICR (Income Contingent Repayment) Calculator
Performance Fact Sheet
The state of California requires institutions to provide specific completion and placement rate information regarding graduates and their employment along with a Right to Cancel form. Click on the program of choice below to review the most recent Performance Fact Sheet containing graduation and employment information for each program as calculated based on California requirements. Further graduation and employment information may be available at the school. Please review the Fact Sheet and Right to Cancel form and contact the Career Services department with any questions.
BACHELORS: Advertising, Audio Production, Culinary Management, Digital Filmmaking & Video Production, Digital Photography, Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing & Management, Game Art & Design, Graphic & Web Design, Hospitality & Food Beverage Management, Instructional Technology & Design, Interior Design, Marketing & Entertainment Management, Media Arts & Animation, Professional Writing for Creative Arts, Software Development for Creative Technologies, Visual & Game Programming, Visual Effects & Motion Graphics
MASTERS: Computer Animation
Performance Fact Sheet for Programs NOT OFFERED at this Location
CERTIFICATES: Accounting (APGBC), Client-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapies, Extented Fundamentals of Management, Forensic Psychology, Fundamentals of Management, International Business (APGBC), Management (APGBC), Marketing (APGBC), Marriage & Family Therapy
ASSOCIATES: Business Administration, Criminal -Justice, Dental Hygiene, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Histotechnology, Information Technology, Medical Assisting, Medical Laboratory Technology, Psychology, Radiation Therapy, Radiologic Technology, Veterinary Technology
BACHELORS: Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Digital Cinema & Video Production, Game Programming, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Information Technology, Liberal Arts, Medical Technology, Nursing, Psychology, Set & Exhibit Design, Web Design & Interactive Media
MASTERS: Advanced Educational Administration (EDS), Business Administration 30 Credits, Business Administration 36 Credits, Clinical Mental Health Counseling 60 Credits, Clinical Mental Health Counseling 63 Credits, Clinical Psychology, Community Counseling, Competency Based Business Administration, Counseling Psychology, Curriculum and Instruction, Curriculum & Instruction (EDS), Educational Administration, Educational Leadership, Educational Leadership (EDS), Educational Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Health Services Management, Higher and Postsecondary Administration, Higher and Postsecondary Education, Higher and Postsecondary Education (EDS), Human Resoursce Management, Human Services, Industrial Organizational Psychology, Initial Educational Administration (EDS), Instructional Leadership, Instructional Leadership (EDS), Instructional Leadership Teacher Preparation, Management, Marriage and Family Therapy, Mental Health Counseling, Nonprofit Management, Organizational Leadership, Psychopharmacology, Public Administration, Public Health, School Counseling , School Psychology, School Psychology (EDS), Sports Exercise Psychology, Teaching & Learning, Teacher & Learning (EDS)
DOCTORAL: Advanced Educational Administration, Business Administration, Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Counselor Education & Supervision, Curriculum & Instruction, Educational Leadership, Higher & Postsecondary Administration, Higher & Postsecondary Education, Initial Educational Administration, Instructional Leadership, Marriage & Family Therapy, Organizational Leadership, Pastoral Community Counseling, School Psychology, Teaching & Learning