Budget planning guide

Step 1: Determine your budget

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.*

2016-17 budget

Budget for undergraduate students 15 hours, on-campus

Tuition

US $35,190

Books and supplies**

US $2,025

Room and board

US $13,905

Personal and miscellaneous

US $1,992

Transportation

US $1,734

Loan fees

US $72

Total budget

US $54,918

 

Budget for graduate students 15 hours, on-campus

Tuition

US $36,045

Books and supplies**

US $2,025

Room and board

US $13,905

Personal and miscellaneous

US $1,992

Transportation

US $1,734

Loan fees

US $219

Total budget

US $55,920

 

Step 2: Determine your estimated financial aid

Yearly amount of SCAD scholarships or fellowships

$

Estimated amount of federal Pell Grant, if eligible

$

Amount of state grants, scholarships or loans

$

Amount of federal Direct Loan student loans for which you qualify

$

Amount of veterans or Americorps benefits for which you qualify

$

Amount of vocational rehabilitation benefits for which you qualify

$

Amount of state prepay plan, parent employer benefits or similar

$

Amount of any other outside scholarships or resources not already listed

$

Total estimated financial aid

$

 

Step 3: Determine your estimated remaining need

Total budget from step one

$

Total estimated financial aid from step two

$

Subtract step one from step two for your estimated remaining need

$

Total estimated remaining need

$

 

This remaining need could be covered through family contributions, savings or alternative loans outlined in this guide.

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.

*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.

Once students are determined eligible for the Book Provision Policy, they will have access to their credit balance of up to $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.