Book provision policy

Pell Grant recipients may be eligible for finances to purchase books and supplies prior to the end of the first week of class. To be eligible, students must have received the Pell Grant, must have a Federal Title IV credit balance for the quarter and must have met all requirements for disbursement 10 calendar days prior to the start of the quarter. Eligibility is reviewed each quarter.

Once determined eligible for the book provision policy, a student has access to the credit balance (up to US$800) via his or her SCAD Card account.

A Federal Title IV credit balance is created when all federal financial aid funds exceed allowable charges (tuition, housing and meal plan) for the quarter.

An eligibility review is completed approximately 10 days prior to the start of the quarter. The financial aid office will email eligible students letting them know they are eligible for the book credit. Active confirmation is required, meaning the student must respond to the email requesting that the credit be applied to his or her SCAD Card account. A student can specify the desired amount up to the maximum available, as indicated in the email. If a student has not previously completed a SCAD Card and debit account agreement, the student must complete one to receive the credit. The credit is added to the student’s SCAD Card on the first day of class and can be used at the SCAD bookstore, Ex Libris.

If a student does not want a book credit applied to his or her SCAD card, the student does not need to take any action.

If a student withdraws or cancels classes, he or she must return the funds to SCAD.