The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) is providing this net price calculator as a guide to assist in early financial planning for college. It will provide a preliminary estimate of federal, state and institutional aid eligibility, to help families gauge what aid may be awarded.

The portfolio is an important component for scholarship consideration, and students wishing to receive advice about preparing their work should contact the Admissions office for a portfolio review in Chicago or at one of the many events we attend and host across the country [].

10 The calculator will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.

To help you complete this process, it would be helpful to have the items listed below.

  • 2020 Student and Parent Income Tax Returns
  • Earnings Statements (W-2 Forms, Recent Paycheck Stubs)
  • Records of Untaxed Income (Child Support, Tax Deferred Retirement Plan, Contribution to a 401(k))
  • Bank Statements
  • Student Academic Information
    • GPA

*This calculator is designed exclusively for first-time, full-time domestic undergraduate students. Estimates provided are based on policies applicable to the 2022-23 academic year, and are subject to change. Results of the calculator are not guaranteed and the accuracy of your estimated award is based on the information you provide. To receive an official aid package, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using SAIC's school code 001753.

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