Grants are often called "gift aid" because they are free money — financial aid that doesn't have to be repaid.

Grants are often need-based and can come from the federal government, your state government, your college or career school, or a private or nonprofit organization. Do your research, apply for any grants you might be eligible for, and be sure to meet application deadlines.


Amount per year


SCAD Student Grant US $1,500 to US $3,000 depending on grade level Must demonstrate financial need as determined by FAFSA
SCAD Athletic Grant US $2,000 to US $12,000 depending on grade level Awarded by coach for one year only and must sign a contract
Federal Pell Grant Up to US $6,095 Expected family contribution must be between $0 and $5,486
Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant US $$800 – US $1,200 Visit the to view details and apply online
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) US $100 - US $4,000 Dependent on financial need. Students who receive Federal Pell Grants and have the most financial need will receive FSEOGs first.


Pell Grant

The Pell Grant is a need-based grant available to degree-seeking students who are pursuing their first undergraduate degree. Student eligibility is based upon the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) as calculated by the federal government based on information the student provided in completing the FAFSA.

Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

The SEOG program was established to assist in making the benefits of postsecondary education available to first-time, degree-seeking undergraduate students. Awards are based upon the remaining unmet need of Pell eligible students. Funds are available to students on a very limited basis.

Financial aid funding is considered estimated and is subject to change until confirmed by the funding entity or until funds are received.

Veterans aid

SCAD voluntarily participates in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program, a provision of the Post 9/11 Veteran's Educational Act of 2008, to help qualified students fund their education.

Learn more about veterans aid