Funding your creative career with financial aid

Financial aid is made available to qualified students to assist them in paying for their education at SCAD through scholarships, grants, federal and private loans, work-study programs, budgeting and planning.

Scholarships and grants

Scholarships and grants are gift aid — financial aid that does not have to be repaid.

Scholarships are typically merit-based awards, while grants are awards given based on need. Both can come from the federal or state government, an individual college or career school, or a private or nonprofit organization.

Learn more about scholarships and grants, and discover how both types of gift aid can help support your education financially.

Applying for financial aid

FAFSA SCAD code: 015022

Students must first apply and be accepted to SCAD in order to receive financial assistance.

How to apply for aid

 

Important dates and deadlines

The financial aid process can often be confusing and feel overwhelming. In effort to make applying for financial aid easier, we have provided a helpful overview of the application process and timeline, including approximate deadlines.

Deadlines will vary depending on the aid you are applying for, so be sure to note these specific deadlines and leave enough time to collect all the necessary information and documentation.

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Learn more about how financial aid works with GradReady

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Resources and references

Financial aid forms and information sheets for students and parents.

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SCAD office of admission

New students

Atlanta

877.722.3285
404.235.2700
scadatl@scad.edu

Hong Kong

852.2253.8000
advisement@scad.edu

Savannah, eLearning, Lacoste

800.869.7223
912.525.5100
admission@scad.edu

Undergraduate

Atlanta

404.235.3400
atl_advise@scad.edu

Hong Kong

852.2253.8019
hkstudentaccounts@scad.edu

Savannah, eLearning, Lacoste

912.525.5820
advisement@scad.edu

Graduate

Atlanta

404.235.3400
graduatestudiesatl@scad.edu

Hong Kong

852.2253.8019
hkstudentaccounts@scad.edu

Savannah, eLearning, Lacoste

912.525.6315
graduatestudies@scad.edu