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School of the Art Institute of Chicago 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

$9,999 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
100% of students receive aid
22% get federal aid ($4,791 avg)
7% get state aid ($4,580 avg)
99% get institn'l aid ($9,999 avg)
48% get loans ($9,739 avg)

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Financial Aid

$5,056,373
Annual Aid Awarded
Aid/Loans
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $11,337 99%
Federal Grant Aid $4,791 22%
Pell Grants $4,413 22%
Other Federal Grants $5,234 2%
Institution Grant Aid $9,999 99%
State Grant Aid $4,580 7%
Student Loans $9,739 48%
Federal Loans $6,553 47%
Other Loans $22,623 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
http://www.saic.edu/life/financial/financial_aid
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $1,278
Out of State $1,278

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Katharine
  • May-21-2014 I am a current student here

    I believe that I chose the best school for me. It's challenging where I need it and forgiving when I need that too. Some people aren't cut out for the hard work here and the expectations of the teachers. A lot of the success I have had here is because I worked for it. No one is going to hand you gallery shows or notice, you have to prove to people that you deserve it and the rest will come to you.

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  • 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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  • 2
  • 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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