Admission and application

Tuition covers the cost of the extraordinary opportunities a SCAD education provides, both in the virtual classroom and beyond. Advisers are available to answer any questions you may have regarding tuition, fees and available financial aid.

Tuition and fees

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Application fee: $40

One-time enrollment fee: $500

Full-time undergraduate tuition for one academic year: $34,470
(based on three courses per quarter enrollment for three quarters)

Less than part-time undergraduate tuition, one course for one quarter: $3,830
(five hours of credit, 50 hours of instruction)

Full-time graduate tuition for one academic year: $23,550
(based on two courses per quarter enrollment for three quarters)

Part-time graduate tuition, one course for one quarter: $3,925
(five hours of credit, 50 hours of instruction)

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Financial aid provided

Approximately 80 percent of SCAD students receive financial assistance, such as scholarships and grants, to help offset the cost of education.


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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“I'm very thankful for my professional milestones and look forward to what is next to come in my career. Thank you SCAD preparing me for a great future.”

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Application requirements

The application for SCAD eLearning programs is the same as what's required for our on-the-ground programs. Begin your educational journey by browsing admission information for prospective freshmen, transfer, graduate and international students.

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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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Become a SCAD eStar

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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