School of the Art Institute of Chicago

640 W Irving Park RD, Chicago, IL

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SAIC is a nonprofit private art school located in Chicago, Illinois, that provides specialized education and training in a variety of art related fields. SAIC has over ten different programs available to students, with a Master's degree being the highest level available. The more popular programs among aspiring artists are shown below:

  • Fine Studio Arts
  • Creative Writing
  • Art Therapy
  • Art History

Student and special services are available at SAIC, offering personal and academic assistance for students, which includes:

  • Remedial courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Helping students find work after graduation

Student success after graduation may be determined by a number of factors, including graduation rate and loan default. At SAIC, the graduation rate is about 60%, and the school has an average loan default rate of around 7%.

The last reported accreditation for School of the Art Institute of Chicago was done by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation. Please visit for more information on programs offered and consumer disclosures.

Programs Offered

The following is a list of areas of study available at School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Programs that have a link will take you to the program's profile page where education requirements, career pathways, and other information is available.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)


Communications and Journalism


English Language and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

Visual and Performing Arts

*Amounts for tuition, fees, and supplies are an estimate which are calculated based on historical data and should be solely used for informational purposes only.
**Repayment rates, earnings, and loan payments are estimated to provide a comparative context. For more detailed information individuals are asked to contact the school.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

Once scholarships, grants and other forms of aid are calculated, the expected average cost for students at this school is $47,800. To calculate a more personalized cost check out their cost calculator here. A fee of $65 is required from all applicants. Students in need of financial assistance can get more information through the school's financial aid department, by calling (312) 629-6600. Any tuition and financial aid figures listed provide an outline of costs at this school, however they may not accurately represent current costs, fees, or tuition. Please check with School of the Art Institute of Chicago for more information.

Note: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify, check with the school for details.

Tuition & Fees Information

Undergraduate Courses - Tuition Details

  • Annual tuition is estimated to range between $48,000-$57,000
  • Part time students are estimated to pay about $1,700 to $2,000 per unit
  • Required fees: $990

Graduate Courses - Tuition Details

  • Annual tuition for graduate students is estimated to range between $43,000-$51,000
  • For part-time students, charges are between $1,700-$2,100 per unit
  • Required fees for graduate students are around $990

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid91%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships91%$16,495
Receiving Student Loans45%$8,843

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