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 ID 995A 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$56,932 for U.S. undergraduate students; US$57,787 for U.S. graduate students; HK$430,679 for Hong Kong undergraduate students; and HK$437,305 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 2017-18

Undergraduate students (three classes):

 

Tuition/enrollment fee US$36,410
Living expenses US$17,494
Books and supplies US$2,025
Health insurance US$1,003
Total US$56,932
   

Graduate students (three classes):

 

Tuition/enrollment fee US$37,265
Living expenses US$17,494
Books and supplies US$2,025
Health insurance US$1,003
Total US$57,787
   

2017-18 COF budget for ESL-only students

 

Tuition/enrollment fee US$9,440
Living expenses US$17,494
Books and supplies US$2,025
Health insurance US$1,003
Total US$29,962

 

COF amounts needed for HK Visa — Academic year 2017-18

Undergraduate students (three classes):

 

Tuition HK$282,178
Living expenses HK$130,947
Books and supplies HK$15,694
Health insurance HK$1,860
Total HK$430,679
   

Graduate students (three classes):

 

Tuition HK$288,804
Living expenses HK$130,947
Books and supplies HK$15,694
Health insurance HK$1,860
Total HK$437,305
   

2017-18 COF budget for ESL-only students

 

Tuition HK$73,160
Living expenses HK$130,947
Books and supplies HK$15,694
Health insurance HK$1,860
Total HK$221,661