Net price calculator

The net price calculator is designed to help you estimate the financial aid options that may be available to help fund your education at SCAD. The ‘net price’ figure includes estimated costs, less anticipated merit-based and need-based scholarships and grants. When using the calculator, it is important to complete the entire process to ensure the best possible results.

  • Takes less than 10 minutes

  • Have your tax information ready

    Have tax information for both yourself and your parents available. You may use estimates if you do not.

  • The results

    The results are based on 2021-22 award rules and are intended for U.S. citizens or permanent residents who will be first-year, degree-seeking freshmen or transfer students enrolled full time.

While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the net price calculator, results/estimates do not represent a final determination or actual award of financial assistance.

The calculations made by the net price calculator shall not be binding on the Secretary of Education, Savannah College of Art and Design or the state. Calculations are subject to change.

Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid in order to become eligible for and receive a federal grant or loan, or work-study assistance. Approximately 80 percent of SCAD students receive some form of financial assistance through scholarships and grants. In order to receive financial assistance to attend SCAD, students must apply and be accepted to the university.

SCAD Achievement Honors Scholarships

Students may be eligible for a SCAD Achievement Honors Scholarship, which takes into account other accomplishments as a creative and involved individual.

In order for students to be evaluated for the Achievement Honors Scholarships, they should submit one or both of the following:

Résumé of achievements

  • Awards
  • Honors
  • Accolades and recognitions and year received
  • Active participation in clubs or other activities
  • A description of volunteer or community service
  • Internships or job experience with accomplishments achieved during employment


  • A portfolio of artwork
  • Performing arts audition
  • Writing examples
  • Equestrian riding video

Learn more about portfolio and writing guidelines

Students should tell their admission adviser whether they will be submitting one or both of the components for scholarships consideration. Once this information has been submitted, a student will be reviewed for the SCAD Achievement Honors Scholarship. Students should contact their admission adviser for more information.