About Financial Aid

We believe in the principles of affordability and accessibility, and making an education in architecture and design available to all who express an interest.

Financial aid is available for our Distance Learning programs.

Financial Assistance

SFIA offers reduced tuition based on financial need, using an honor system based application process.

Payment Plans

SFIA offers interest-free payment plans to help students finance their education. Payment plans enable students to pay their tuition in regular payments over time.

Applying For Financial Aid

The application process only takes a few minutes. Your application will secure your place in the queue for consideration. We encourage you to apply now.

You can expect to receive our answer within 1 to 3 days.

NOTE: Once financial aid is approved, you must enroll within 30 days or resubmit your application. If you have not received a response within 72 hours of submitting your application, please check your spam folder or call our office at 1 800 634-7779.

If you have additional questions about financial aid, please view the financial aid section of our FAQ.

Click here to apply for Financial Aid

Qualification For Financial Aid

SFIA’s mission is to encourage the spread of sustainable practices and ecological design to all corners of the globe.

SFIA is very pleased to offer financial aid to members of the military, government employees, contractors, and those in a position to influence the acceptance of Green Building practices.

In addition, anyone with an interest in Sustainable Building and Ecological Design is encouraged to apply for SFIA Financial Aid. We are very happy to extend financial assistance to those who have work experience in a related field, including those who are working towards or have achieved LEED certification, and members of the AIA, the USGBC, or other similar or affiliated groups.

We also encourage International Students to apply.

If you are unsure if you qualify, please provide a brief description of your situation in the space provided when you submit your application.