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SVA Alumni Affairs is dedicated to advancing the cultural and educational best interests of its members. Through programs, publications, special events and promotions, the office maintains an active relationship with the alumni and encourages them to support the College's mission to educate future generations of artists, designers, and creative professionals. All degree graduates of SVA are considered alumni.

As an SVA alumnus, a variety of valuable programs and services are available to you. View complete details below. 

Questions? Please contact Alumni Affairs at 212.592.2300 or [email protected].

Alumni ID

All alumni are eligible for an SVA alumni ID card. Your alumni ID card gives you access to the SVA libraries and alumni model drawing sessions, and can be used to receive a 10% discount at DaVinci Artist Supply. A valid photo ID may be required along with your alumni ID to gain access to these services. 

In order to obtain your alumni ID card, you must submit a request:

1. Go to sva.edu/alumni-id

2. Fill out and submit the request form with your current email and mailing addresses

3. Allow 10-14 business days for processing and delivery through USPS

4. When you receive the card, please sign, detach and present the card as requested

If you have questions, contact us at [email protected].

  • 20% tuition discount on continuing education courses (this discount does not apply to any fees associated with the course). When enrolled in a continuing education course, alumni receive free access to lynda.com. If you enroll in a course and want to use lynda.com, see the section below, SVA Alumni Login and SVA Email, to find out how to get your login credentials. 

  • 20% discount on SVA's summer residency programs which offer artists, designers and creative thinkers time, space and a supportive community in which to develop ideas and focus on their artistic direction.

  • Education pricing on all Apple products and 10% discount on SVA-branded products available through the SVA Campus Store. Contact the Campus Store at [email protected] or 212.592.2900 for more information. 

  • 20% discount at You-Do-You Studio. You-Do-You is a 1,000 sqft space fully equipped with ProFoto and Arri lighting gear (the same brands used at SVA). Send an email to [email protected] for more information. 

  • 10% discount at DaVinci Artist Supply (with current alumni ID; restrictions apply)

  • $100 discount on membership at Brooklyn Art Space (BAS)

Financial Resources
  • For help with federal student loan consolidations, repayment plans, budgeting and more contact Melinda Carr, Assistant Director of Debt Management, Office of Financial Aid, at [email protected] or 212.592.2504.
  • Financial Aid TV: Financial Aid TV provides videos about loan repayment, credit scoring, and more.  
  • Solutions at ECMC: Solutions is a service of the non-profit organization ECMC (Educational Credit Management Corporation) and is dedicated to helping students manage educational loans. Their resources are available to you free of charge. To contact a Solutions Student Loan Repayment Advisor, email or web chat, ecmcsolutions.org, or call them at 1-877- 331-3262.
Insurance Offers


SVA Alumni can access affordable health insurance programs through the SVA Alumni Health Insurance Exchange from JLBG Health, the nation's largest provider of association health plans.

Through the SVA Alumni Health Insurance Exchange you can: 

  • Assess your situation and find out if you are eligible for subsidies.
  • Shop for plans ON and OFF the Public Health Insurance Exchanges.
  • Apply for the health plan of your choice with or without subsidies.


  • Shop multiple quality carriers like: Blue Cross, Aetna, Assurant, Cigna, Humana and many others.
  • Apply online or over the phone.
  • No medical questions asked.
  • All pre-existing conditions covered.
  • Access to the Federal and State Marketplaces.
  • Look at plans off the Exchange and decide what's best.
  • Non ACA qualified plans are also available for $1,000's a year in savings (tax penalty may apply).
  • Employers can give access to Employees to shop as well and may contribute to their premium but this is not mandatory. 

Features are subject to state availability and may not apply to all members.

You can access the SVA Alumni Health Insurance Exchange online or call 866.860.4960 and speak with a licensed and certified Exchange Specialist. 

If this opportunity does not apply to you, SVA Alumni Affairs suggests you go to the Artists' Health Insurance Resource Center at ahirc.org for information on health insurance options in your area.



SVA alumni are now eligible to enroll in the MetLife TakeAlong Dental insurance program. You can choose between two program options offering competitive prices and great benefits.

Enroll online or call 1-844-2METDEN with referral code SVAAS.



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Printing at the SVA Library

Logging-in to Library Computers and Papercut

To print at the SVA library, login to a computer with your SVA alumni login credentials (Note: if you used SVA email as a student, you can use your email credentials to login. For more information, see section "SVA Alumni Login and SVA Email"). When your desktop appears, you will see a small message window from Papercut, showing your balance. To view your account details, add a payment card, or load more money to your account, click on the link in the message window that says “Account Details”.

If you do not see a message window, begin printing your document as you would normally. When you click print, Papercut will open and ask you to login. You should enter your SVA alumni login credentials that you used to login to the computer. If you still cannot access Papercut, contact the Alumni Affairs office at [email protected] or 212.592.2300.

If you do not have login credentials or do not know them, contact Alumni Affairs at [email protected] or 212.592.2300.

Printing Costs

Black & white: 25 free B&W prints per day, then $0.10 cents per page.

Color: No free prints. All color prints $0.25 cents per page. 

SVA Alumni Login and SVA Email

An SVA alumni login gives you access to your SVA email account, computers at the SVA Library, Papercut so you can print at the SVA Library, MySVA, transcript requests, the GoSVA mobile app, and lynda.com while enrolled in a Continuing Education course. Your alumni login is also called an SSO, or Single Sign-On, which means you have one set of credentials that gives you access to all of the SVA applications listed above. 

If you had an email address as a student 
Your alumni login username and password are the same as the credentials you used as a student to access your email and other SVA applications.

Your username is the first half of your email address, before @sva.edu. It is your first initial and your last name (example: John Smith’s email is [email protected], and his username is jsmith). Your username may have a number at the end, in the event that another student before you had the same first initial and last name.

To access MySVA and your SVA email with your login credentials, go to my.sva.edu.

If you had an email address as a student but have forgotten your email address, username and/or your password
Go to myaccount.sva.edu. Click on the button for the information you need, and continue through the steps as prompted.

If you still cannot access your account, or if your credentials need to be reactivated, contact Alumni Affairs at [email protected].

If you did NOT have an email address as a student and do not have a login
If you did NOT have an email address as a student and do not have a login, you need to have a login and email address created.

Send a request to the Alumni Affairs office by filling out this form. We will contact you when your credentials have been created.

SVA Portfolios

SVA alumni are invited to join SVA Portfolios, an exclusive and free network for students, alumni and faculty members offered through a partnership with Behance. SVA Portfolios allows members of the SVA community to create an online profile and multimedia gallery of projects for others to view and share. The projects are viewable on the Behance network as well as on SVA Portfolios, giving users significant exposure.

PLEASE NOTE: You must have an active SVA email address to join the SVA Portfolios network. If you do not have an active SVA email address go to the “SVA Alumni Login and SVA Email” section of this page or send a request to the Alumni Affairs office by filling out this form.

How to join SVA Portfolios:

1. Go to portfolios.sva.edu

2. Click on Sign-up & Showcase Your Work

3. Create an Adobe ID by filling in your first name, last name and preferred email address, and creating a password. If you already have an Adobe ID, click on Sign In beneath the form

4. Confirm your SVA credentials by selecting your status (Alumni) and entering your SVA email address. Click Continue.

5. Provide your degree and status again and click Continue to complete the process.


You may request transcripts or enrollment verifications by email, mail, fax or in-person through the Office of the Registrar. For more information, visit sva.edu/students/registrar.

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