Veterans and state aid
When it comes to funding your college education, there are additional opportunities available to qualified students through veteran aid and other state aid programs. In order to become eligible for these benefits, students may need to produce required documentation.
Yellow Ribbon Program
SCAD voluntarily participates in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program, a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008.
Through the Yellow Ribbon Program, eligible veterans who apply and are accepted to SCAD may receive grant money from SCAD and a matching amount from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs toward their tuition at SCAD. Qualified students may receive either the Yellow Ribbon Grant or a SCAD scholarship, whichever is higher, based on academic or artistic achievement. Although those who accept the Yellow Ribbon Grant are not eligible to receive other institutional scholarship awards from SCAD, they may qualify for additional federal or state aid and outside scholarships. Students are encouraged to complete the FAFSA and the Georgia aid application to receive maximum financial aid benefits.
In order to qualify for this grant, students must provide SCAD with a copy of their VA Certificate of Eligibility. Recipients continue to receive the grant as long as SCAD participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program, and as long as he or she maintains satisfactory academic progress, conduct and attendance, and has remaining entitlement with the VA. For eligibility requirements and to verify the university's participation and contribution amount for the current academic year, visit the Yellow Ribbon Program page through the VA website at gibill.va.gov.
Yellow Ribbon Program eligibility
Students who qualify for state programs that are payable to out-of-state colleges should contact their state's educational authority for information on application and payment. SCAD will provide an invoice for a state program that requires one. Funding does not show as a credit on the student's account until payment is received.
Students who qualify for state programs that are not payable at out-of-state colleges should contact the SCAD office of admission directly:
Atlanta admission office
Savannah admission office