Students must first apply for admission and be accepted to SCAD in order to receive financial aid.
Students also should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online, and include SCAD as a school choice using the SCAD code number 015022. Accurate income tax information should be used and is accessible on the FAFSA website through the Internal Revenue Service's data retrieval tool.
Within three to five days after filing the FAFSA online, students should receive a Student Aid Report. Students should review the SAR for accuracy and submit any necessary revisions to the federal processor.
Students who receive a request for additional information from the SCAD financial aid office should complete and return the information promptly.
If selected for verification, students may be required to submit documentation in the form of a prior year's IRS tax transcript. Further information is available online.
After all information has been received and processed, an official award of financial assistance is sent to the student from SCAD. The award lists all financial assistance the student can receive, including scholarships, grants and loans.
How does the book provision policy work?
The Book Provision Policy provides Pell Grant eligible students with a means to purchase books and supplies prior to the end of the first week of class. To be eligible, students must have received Pell Grant funds, have a Title IV credit balance for the quarter, and have met all requirements for disbursement 10 calendar days prior to the start of the quarter. Eligibility is reviewed each quarter.
Once a student is determined eligible for the Book Provision Policy they will have access to their credit balance (up to $800) via their SCAD Card account. For more information regarding the Book Provision Policy, see SCAD's financial policies.
What is verification?
Did you submit an amended tax return?
If you amended your tax return, you must also submit a signed 1040X tax return, in addition to your tax return transcript, to complete verification.