Financial aid policies

Degree verification

SCAD has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse to provide degree verifications.

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Financial policy for withdrawal 2013-14

Students demonstrate their intent to withdraw from a course by completing the electronic withdrawal form available in MySCAD.

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Financial aid appeals

Students with extenuating circumstances, such as personal illness, injury or death in the family may appeal in writing for reinstatement of financial aid lost due to unsatisfactory academic progress.

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Financial aid records policy

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 is a federal law designed to protect the privacy of a student's educational records.

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Satisfactory academic progress policy 2013-14

All students receiving Federal Title IV financial aid, Georgia state financial aid or SCAD grant aid must adhere to the university's policy on satisfactory academic progress.

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Direct Loan confirmation policy

SCAD utilizes "active confirmation" on all student Direct Loans prior to crediting the loan to the student's account.

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Book provision policy 2013-14

Pell Grant recipients may be eligible for finances to purchase books and supplies prior to the end of the first week of class.

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Concurrent enrollment and transient status

A student who wishes to be degree-seeking at two or more postsecondary institutions concurrently may receive federal/state financial aid at only one college.

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Conflicts of interest of financial aid staff

Employees working in the financial aid office may not engage in activities that present a conflict of interest while serving as an agent of the university administering private educational loans.

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