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AND FULL TIME TUITION (10 Courses) IS $13,350
(International Students: $17,000)

The School of Fashion Design accepts all major credit cards:
MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover Card.
Requirements for full-time study consideration.
Five courses in September and January.
1. Application form.
2. High school and, if applicable, college transcript(s).
3. One letter of reference.
4. $50 Application Fee

Optional: portfolio review.

Requirements for part-time study consideration.
Day and/or evening, including summer sessions.
1. Part-time/Continuing Education application form.
2. $30 Application Fee.

International Applicants

Students from around the globe attend the School of Fashion Design!  We are proud of the diversity of our student population and consider it an important part of the student experience at SFD.

Application procedures for international students are the same as those for US born students. 

International students will be asked to submit financial documents, such as a bank statement in English, verifying their ability to reside in the US for at least one year
(sufficient funds for housing, food and other necessities). SFD reminds international students that normally they may not be employed while in this country.
The School of Fashion Design is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students with an M-1 status.
Per the Department of Homeland Security international students are required to register with SEVIS.

Tuition (ten courses/two semesters) and first year's required supplemental fees, supplies, textbooks, and kits are expected once an M-1 visa is issued.

TOEFEL scores are not required to attend, however, instruction at SFD is conducted in English and a mastery of the language is necessary.

The School of Fashion Design does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

Financial Policies

Note: If you are under twenty-one (21) years of age, the application form cannot be given final consideration without completion of this section, including, the signature of a parent or other person responsible for payment of all charges.

Tuition agreement:

I enclose $50 as a non-refundable application fee, with the understanding that it is not for less than one full academic year, for which the tuition is $13,350
(International Students: $17,000).
I understand that registration and tuition is for a specific curriculum and for a specific term (as indicated on this form) and that it is not refundable.

I agree to pay this tuition (if I am accepted for enrollment and within ten days will declare my continued intention to study at SFD) by submitting a tuition payment in the amount of $1,335 (the equivalent of one course).

Monthly tuition payments of $1,335 each
are due on the first of September, October, November, December, January, February, March, April, and May for the academic year.

Supplies and textbooks must be purchased before the start of classes in September and January. Class fees, books, kits, lab fees, fabrics and supplies vary according to the academic year and must be paid in full before September 1 (or January 1, or June 1 as applicable).

International Students: The full amount of tuition and fees for the academic year is due by September 1, January 1, or June 1 as applicable.

All tuition payments not received according to the above due dates are subject to a $25 late payment fee. In consideration of the acceptance of this application and enrollment conditions as described above I subscribe to all regulations, conditions and policies of the School of Fashion Design.

Part-Time/Continuing Education Students: Tuition is pro-rated at $1,335 per course and is due and payable in full by the semester of study (September 1st, January 1st, or June 1st).

Financial Aid

SFD is a studio school focused on fashion design.  We do not require students to take English, Math, or other general education courses, therefore, we do not accept federal financial aid; however

SFD tuition is set reasonably with student expenses in mind, and tuition payments are broken down into a manageable payment schedule. Students taking courses full time are generally able to complete the program in two years, and should not expect to carry student loan debt upon graduation. Some students also elect to take classes on a part time basis.

At SFD, we are committed to doing everything we can to work with incoming students to ensure everyone who is interested is able to complete our program.

We offer a number of scholarships; some for full time study, some for full or part time:

Fashion Career Scholarship,  $2,000
3 scholarships awarded annually to students entering the full time Certificate in Fashion Design program.  Must have high school diploma or GED.

High School Prep Scholarship,  $2,000
2 scholarships awarded annually students who have completed SFD’s High School Prep program and now enrolling full time in the Certificate in Fashion Design program. 

SFD Board of Trustees Scholarship, $1,000
Awarded to a student who not only demonstrates talent and great promise, but also a commitment to SFD.  Awarded during 2nd year of study at SFD.  Available for full or part time students.
SFD Alumni Scholarship, $1,000
Awarded to a student who demonstrates creativity and technical proficiency in his or her design work. Awarded during 2nd year of study at SFD.  Available for full or part time students.
Bay Village Community Involvement Scholarship, $1,000
Generously provided by SFD friends and supporters in the Bay Village community. Awarded during 2nd year of study at SFD.  Available for full or part time students.

Fashion Show Production Award, $500
Awarded to a student who gives 110% effort over several weeks of graduation fashion show production. This student demonstrates commitment by being on time, organized, efficient, helpful and pleasant. Awarded during 2nd year of study. Available for full or part time students.

Scholarship Application

There are also several websites that offer free scholarships searches; we encourage you to see if there is a private scholarship available that fits your unique profile and circumstances: