Certification of Financial Support and sponsorship letter for SCAD

The Certification of Financial Support is an official, original document from your sponsor's bank that is required for SCAD to issue an I-20 application for a U.S. student visa or an ID995A application for a Hong Kong student visa. The bank document should show within one or more of your sponsor's checking, savings or money market accounts an amount greater than or equal to US$55,503 for U.S. undergraduate students, US$56,358 for U.S. graduate students, HK$413,680 for Hong Kong undergraduate students and HK$420,306 for Hong Kong graduate students. Any scholarships awarded to you by SCAD can be deducted from the overall amount that you need to show on your COF document.

The bank document(s) must be accompanied by a sponsorship letter stating that the account holder will be using those funds to sponsor your education at SCAD. This is a written message that formally dedicates those funds to the student's tuition and explains the sponsor's relationship to the student. View our sample financial documents for more details.

Electronic copies of COF and sponsorship letters can be emailed to the admission adviser by the student or the account holder. The COF and sponsorship letter also may be mailed to the appropriate address below:

SCAD Atlanta
SCAD Admission department
1600 Peachtree St.
Atlanta, GA
30309 USA

SCAD Hong Kong
Admission department
292 Tai Po Road
Sham Shui Po
Hong Kong

SCAD Savannah
SCAD Admission department
22 E. Lathrop Ave.
Savannah, GA
31415 USA

COF amounts needed for U.S. Visa — Academic year 2016-17

Undergraduate students (three classes):

 

Tuition/enrollment fee US$35,690
Living expenses US$16,708
Books and supplies US$2,025
Health insurance US$1,080
Total US$55,503
   

Graduate students (three classes):

 

Tuition/enrollment fee US$36,545
Living expenses US$16,708
Books and supplies US$2,025
Health insurance US$1,080
Total US$56,358
   

2015-16 COF budget for ESL-only students

 

Tuition/enrollment fee US$8,760
Living expenses US$16,708
Books and supplies US$2,025
Health insurance US$1,080
Total US$28,573

 

COF amounts needed for HK Visa — Academic year 2016-17

Undergraduate students (three classes):

 

Tuition HK$276,598
Housing HK$84,669
Daily expenses HK$36,720
Books and supplies HK$15,693
COF total HKD HK$413,680
   

Graduate students (three classes):

 

Tuition HK$283,224
Housing HK$84,669
Daily expenses HK$36,720
Books and supplies HK$15,693
COF total HKD HK$420,306