Budget planning

The budget planning guide below provides more information on the types of expenses you can anticipate annually.

All budgets shown here are based on three-quarter attendance. If you will attend fewer quarters, use one-third of each amount per quarter of attendance to calculate your budget.*

2017-18 undergraduate budget

3 quarters, 45 hours, on campus

Tuition
US $35,910

Room and board
US $14,244

Transportation
US $1,731

Books and supplies**
US $2,025

Miscellaneous
US $1,962

Loan fees
US $72

Total

US $55,944

 

2017-18 graduate budget

3 quarters, 45 hours, on campus

Tuition
US $36,765

Room and board
US $14,244

Transportation
US $1,731

Books and supplies**
US $2,025

Miscellaneous
US $1,962

Loan fees
US $219

Total

US $56,946

 

Calculate how much financial aid you may need

Use the budget planner below to determine how much financial aid you may need to cover the cost of tuition.


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Undergraduate budget
US $54,918
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Graduate budget
US $55,920
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Shortages

Any shortage in financial needs should be covered through family contributions, savings or alternative loans outlined in this guide.

Footnotes

*Actual budget used to determine financial need is subject to verification of the information provided.

**Under the Book Provision Policy, Pell Grant-eligible students have 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.

Miscellaneous, books and supplies

The books and supplies, personal and transportation budget components are not paid directly to SCAD; they are components that federal regulations require SCAD to include in determining financial aid eligibility. Tuition is a direct cost for all students. Room and board fees are direct costs for students living in residence halls. Many students who need to borrow additional funds to cover expenses choose not to borrow funds for the indirect budget components, but all students should plan for these expenses.

Once students are determined eligible for the Book Provision Policy, they will have access to their credit balance of up to US$800 via their SCAD Card account. For more information regarding the Book Provision Policy, see the university’s financial aid policies.

In addition to the costs listed above, international students will incur expenses associated with purchasing health insurance and travel.