Admission and application

Tuition covers the cost of the extraordinary opportunities a SCAD education provides in the virtual classroom and beyond. SCAD eLearning tuition is the same as the university's physical locations around the globe. Advisers are available to answer any questions you may have regarding tuition, fees, and available financial aid.

Tuition and fees

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Application fee: $50
One-time enrollment fee: $500

Full-time undergraduate tuition for one academic year: $38,520
(based on three courses per quarter enrollment for three quarters)

Less than part-time undergraduate tuition, one course for one quarter: $4,280
(five hours of credit, 50 hours of instruction)

Full-time graduate tuition for one academic year: $39,420
(based on three courses per quarter enrollment for three quarters)

Part-time graduate tuition, one course for one quarter: $4,380
(five hours of credit, 50 hours of instruction)

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Approximately 80 percent of SCAD students receive financial assistance


Financial aid provided

Approximately 80 percent of SCAD students receive financial assistance, such as scholarships and grants, to help offset the cost of education.

Scholarships

Scholarships may be available based on academic achievement, financial need, or a combination of the two for both United States citizens and non-U.S. citizens. SCAD students receive more than $90 million in scholarships and grants each year to help offset the cost of tuition.

These are just a few of the scholarship opportunities available to SCAD eLearning students:

  • SCAD academic scholarships: Amounts vary between $1,500 and $12,000
  • SCAD achievement scholarships: Amounts vary between $1,000 and $7,500
  • Educator scholarships: Half the cost of tuition
  • Military scholarships: Amounts vary and may be matched by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • SCAD eLearning pre-college scholarship: Up to half the cost of tuition for joint enrollment while still in high school

Additional financial assistance may be available. All incoming students are encouraged to review and take advantage of these opportunities.

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Application requirements

The application for SCAD eLearning programs is the same as what's required for all university locations. Begin your SCAD journey by browsing admission information for prospective freshman, transfer, graduate, and international students.

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Portfolio requirements

SCAD eLearning applicants may submit a collection of their best work to be considered with their application materials, but a portfolio is not required to begin an application.

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Orientation information

All new SCAD eLearning students are enrolled in an online community known as the SCAD eLearning Student Network. Presented like a SCAD eLearning class, the network familiarizes students with the layout of the eLearning platform and the navigation of online classes. Classes are accessible one week prior to the start of the quarter and live virtual orientation sessions are offered leading up to the start of the quarter.

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Start with SCAD eStar

SCAD eStar gives eligible high school students ages 16 and older a chance to finish many of their foundation studies classes online through SCAD eLearning, putting them on the fast track to an acclaimed degree from The University for Creative Careers.

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