University description (as per official university website)
Laguna College of Art + Design has a location like no other, in a beachside community that lives and breathes creativity -- Laguna Beach, California. Our extensive foundation program gives a thorough preparation for excellence in your chosen field. Our curriculum uses the latest technology and upgrades in hardware and software. And our dedicated faculty and small student-to-teacher class ratio creates an intimate educational environment designed for your success.
Founded in 1961 as the Laguna Beach School of Art, LCAD has grown to include five undergraduate majors and a graduate department. We offer a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Drawing and Painting, Illustration, Graphic Design, Animation, and Game Art. The graduate program awards a Master of Fine Arts in Painting.
LCAD is one of an elite number of institutions that has both regional accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (www.wascweb.org) and national accreditation by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (http://nasad.arts-accredit.org). We get especially high marks for our use of technology and the liberal arts in the art and design curriculum. Our graduates are career-ready and receive assistance from the Office of Career Services and its many contacts in the art market and industry. Being an hour from Los Angeles puts you close to museums, galleries, the entertainment industry, and graphic design studios. Our faculty includes experienced professionals in their field; all are accomplished educators.
Low tuition and access to scholarships and financial aid make this great education affordable. Housing assistance is available to those who need it. We are dedicated to your success as creative professionals. At LCAD, great art matters—and so do you!
History of Financial Aid at Laguna College of Art & Design
Laguna College of Art & Design was first approved by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) to participate in Student Financial Aid (SFA) in 1974. At the present time, LCAD participates in Federal Pell Grant, Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) and Campus-Based Programs.
Responsibility for Development of Institutional Financial
The development of LCAD’s financial aid policies has been assigned to the Director of Financial Aid and Associate Director of Financial Aid with input from financial aid officers, the Vice President of Academic Affairs, the President of LCAD and consultants.
Notification of Policies and Procedures
LCAD notifies its faculty, staff, and students of any policy revisions through publications on bulletin boards, in meetings, via email, and in information provided at semester registration.