Financial aid

Net price calculator

The Savannah College of Art and Design is pleased to offer freshmen and transfer students and families an easy-to-use, online net price calculator. The net price calculator is designed to help you estimate the financial aid options that may be available to help fund your education at SCAD. The "net price" figure includes estimated costs, less anticipated merit-based and need-based scholarships and grants.

The entire process takes less than 10 minutes. If you do not have your tax information as well as your parents' readily available, estimates may be used. The results are based on 2012-13 award rules and are intended for U.S. citizens or permanent residents who will be first-year, degree-seeking freshmen or transfer students enrolled full time.

Achievement scholarships 

Students may be eligible for a SCAD Achievement Honors Scholarship, which takes into account other accomplishments as a creative and involved individual. In order for students to be evaluated for the Achievement Honors Scholarship, they should submit one or both of the following:

  • A list that includes awards, honors, accolades and recognitions and year received; active participation in clubs or other activities; a description of volunteer or community service performed; internships or job experience and those accomplishments achieved during that employment.
  • A portfolio of artwork; performing arts audition; writing examples; or equestrian riding video. (Learn more about SCAD portfolio submission.)

Students should tell their admission adviser whether they will be submitting one or both of the components for scholarship consideration. Once this information has been submitted, a student will be reviewed for the SCAD Achievement Honors Scholarship. Students should contact their admission adviser for more information.

Calculate costs 

First-year freshmen
Transfer

While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the net price calculator, results/estimates do not represent a final determination or actual award of financial assistance. The calculations made by the net price calculator shall not be binding on the Secretary of Education, Savannah College of Art and Design or the state. Calculations are subject to change. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid in order to become eligible for and receive a federal grant or loan, or work-study assistance. Approximately 80 percent of SCAD students receive some form of financial assistance through scholarships and grants. In order to receive financial assistance to attend SCAD, students must apply and be accepted to the university.

Students applying for admission to SCAD should contact the office of admission with any questions they may have. Current SCAD students should contact their student success adviser.