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$55,380 for U.S. undergraduate students, US$56,235 for U.S. graduate students, HK$410,852 for Hong Kong undergraduate students and HK$417,478 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 2015-2016

Undergraduate students (three classes):

 

Tuition/enrollment fee US$34,970
Living expenses US$16,745
Books and supplies US$2,585
Health insurance US$1,080
Total US$55,380
   

Graduate students (three classes):

 

Tuition/enrollment fee US$35,825
Living expenses US$16,745
Books and supplies US$2,585
Health insurance US$1,080
Total US$56,235
   

2015-16 COF budget for ESL-only students

 

Tuition/enrollment fee US$8,580
Living expenses US$16,745
Books and supplies US$2,585
Health insurance US$1,080
Total US$28,990

 

COF amounts needed for HK Visa — Academic year 2015-2016

Undergraduate students (three classes):

 

Tuition HK$271,018
Housing HK$83,080
Daily expense HK$36,720
COF total HKD HK$390,818
   

Graduate students (three classes):

 

Tuition HK$277,644
Housing HK$83,080
Daily expenses HK$36,720
COF total HKD HK$397,444