Funding your creative career with financial aid

Financial aid is available to help students pay for their SCAD education. Financial aid includes scholarships, grants, federal and private loans, and work-study. Advisers are available to help you make a financial plan.

Applying for financial aid

To simplify the financial aid application process, SCAD has provided an overview to guide you along the way. Application deadlines vary based on the type of aid for which you're applying. Note the varying deadlines and give yourself enough time to collect required documentation. 

How to apply for financial aid 

Scholarships and grants

Scholarships and grants are gift aid — financial aid that does not have to be repaid.

Scholarships are typically merit based, while grants are given based on financial need. Both can come from the government, the university, or a private organization.

Learn more about scholarships and grants, and discover how gift aid can support your education.

Applying for federal aid

U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens can apply for federal aid by submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. To designate SCAD as your school on the FAFSA, use the SCAD Federal School Code: 015022. This code allows a school to calculate your eligibility for federal financial aid.

Students must first apply and be accepted to SCAD in order to receive aid.


Important dates and deadlines

The financial aid timeline includes important deadlines and acts as a step-by-step guide to ensure you have the best possible financial aid package in place for the upcoming year.

View the timeline

Resources and references

Financial aid forms, information sheets, and financial aid policies are available for students and parents.

View resources and references

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Financial wellness

Explore SCAD's financial literacy initiatives and resources designed to assist students in making informed financial choices and prepare for their creative careers.

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