Applying for financial aid

Financial aid can make affording your college education easier. Read the information below to better understand the financial aid process, how to apply, and additional resources available to assist you.

Financial aid timeline

The financial aid timeline notes important deadlines and acts as a step-by-step guide throughout the process. The timeline will help ensure you have the best possible financial aid package in place for the upcoming academic year.

View the financial aid timeline


Budget planning guide and net price calculator

These guides provide more information on the types of expenses you can expect and estimate how those expenses may be impacted by your financial aid.

SCAD budget planner tool
Net Price Calculator


Verification documentation

If a student is selected for verification, the financial aid office is required to verify information listed on the FAFSA.

Learn more about verification or access verification forms

Financial aid policies

Financial aid awarded to students is subject to federal, state, and institutional regulations. It is important that students understand these policies to ensure they can receive financial aid.

View financial aid policies

Types of financial aid

Learn more about scholarships, grants, loans, and alternative funding options.

Disbursement of financial aid

Disbursement of financial aid funds begins following the drop/add period each quarter.

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Concurrent enrollment and transient fees

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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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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