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Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$54,540 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$38,340 tuition
$13,810 on campus room & board
$1,710 books
$680 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$54,540 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$38,340 tuition
$13,810 on campus room & board
$1,710 books
$680 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$9,716 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
100% of students receive aid
25% get federal aid ($5,016 avg)
9% get state aid ($4,615 avg)
100% get institn'l aid ($9,716 avg)
54% get loans ($8,111 avg)

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Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $11,416 100%
Federal Grant Aid $5,016 25%
Pell Grants $4,244 25%
Other Federal Grants $5,995 4%
Institution Grant Aid $9,716 100%
State Grant Aid $4,615 9%
Student Loans $8,111 54%
Federal Loans $6,110 54%
Other Loans $16,386 7%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
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Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 15
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does School of the Art Institute of Chicago offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
36 S Wabash
Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 629-6100
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $1,278
Out of State $1,278


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Katie
  • Feb-27-2014 I am a current student here

    I think this school is ridiculously overpriced, however I think I am getting my money's worth or I'm at least not hurt about having to pay it.

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  • Lakshmi
  • Oct-08-2013 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    This school is costly. They need to do more to make sure people from all backgrounds can attend without amassing huge debt burdens. This was an issue being openly discussed in the student newspaper when I visited.

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  • 3
  • Felicia from Novi, MI
  • Oct-01-2013 I am a current student here

    It's a lot of bang...but too much buck. You have to use your student ID to pay for your food, art supplies, and printing - which costs actual money. That stuff isn't prepaid or covered by financial aid. Just a heads up!

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  • 5
  • Forrest from Kailua, HI
  • Jun-03-2013 I am a current student here

    The amount of money you pay is highly worth it considering the faculty and the facilities there. There is almost an unlimited range of work you can do there, from 3-D printing and laser-cutting, to bronze and aluminum casting.

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  • 5
  • Ererer
  • May-26-2013 I am a current student here

    It's all about the work you put in. Make the commitment to your work, and you will do great. Really, you are paying for the name of the school. SAIC is a great school, with a big reputation. So you've got that no matter what. As stated before, you can choose to coast, or you can choose to submit yourself to academic rigor.

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