Admission and application

Tuition and fees cover the cost of the extraordinary opportunities a SCAD education provides, both in the virtual classroom and beyond. Approximately 80 percent of SCAD students receive financial assistance, such as scholarships and grants, to help offset the cost of education.

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Tuition and fees

SCAD advisers are available to answer any questions regarding tuition, fees and available financial aid.

Application fee: $40

One-time enrollment fee: $500

Full-time undergraduate tuition for one academic year: $33,795

Full-time graduate tuition for one academic year: $34,605

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Scholarships may be available based on academic achievement, financial need or a combination of the two, for both United States citizens and non-U.S. citizens. Last year SCAD students received more than $90 million in scholarships and grants to help offset the cost of tuition.

These are just a few of the scholarship opportunities available to SCAD eLearning students.

  • SCAD academic scholarships: Amounts vary between $1,500 and $12,000
  • SCAD achievement scholarships: Amounts vary between $1,000 and $7,500
  • Educator scholarships: Half the cost of tuition
  • Military scholarships: Amounts vary and may be matched by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • eLearning pre-college scholarship: Up to half the cost of tuition for joint enrollment while still in high school

Additional financial assistance may be available. All incoming students are encouraged to review and take advantage of these opportunities.

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Application requirements

Begin your educational journey by browsing admission information for prospective undergraduate, transfer, graduate and international students.

Application information

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Portfolio requirements

eLearning applicants may submit a collection of their best work to be considered with their application materials. A portfolio is not required to begin an application.

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Orientation information

eLearning orientation offers new students the opportunity to experience the online class environment, learn about student resources, ask any questions and even visit a SCAD location.

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Pre-college joint enrollment

High school juniors and seniors who are interested in getting a head start on their college careers can begin earning college credits as a part-time eLearning student.

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