Adult Programs: Tuition and Financial Assistance
Tuition is $585 for one-week, five-week, 10-week, and online courses.
Unless otherwise indicated, students are responsible for purchasing their own supplies. A list of required items will be provided at the first class session.
Certificate students are charged a one-time, application fee of $75 that is paid at the time of application. Certificate students pay the same tuition for ACE classes as noncertificate students.
Art Institute of Chicago (AIC) Members: $527
AIC members are eligible for a 10 percent discount on Adult Continuing Education courses. In order for the student to receive this discount, a membership number and expiration date must be provided each semester at the time of registration. Current SAIC students enrolled in degree programs are not eligible to receive this discount.
School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) Alumni: $439
SAIC degree program alumni are eligible for a 25 percent discount on tuition for Continuing Studies adult program courses. In order to receive this discount, a valid Alumni ID card number and graduation year must be provided at the time of registration. Current SAIC students enrolled in degree programs are not eligible to receive this discount.
Note: Only one AIC Member or SAIC Alumni discount may be applied to a student's account per semester. Discounts must be applied at the time of registration; discounts will not be applied retroactively, and refunds will not be issued to correct overpayment.
Financial assistance is available in the form of the need- and merit-based Madeleine Stanley-Jossem Scholarship and remission for employees, Art Education student teacher supervisors, and Art Therapy fieldwork supervisors.
Madeleine Stanley-Jossem Scholarship
The Madeleine Stanley-Jossem Scholarship is a need- and merit-based fund that will benefit one Adult Continuing Education student each fall and spring semester. The scholarship will cover 90 percent tuition for one 10-week course.
Employee Tuition Remission
Employee Tuition Remission forms are due at the time of registration. Remission registration is a two-step process:
- Obtain an Employee Tuition Remission form in Human Resources at the Art Institute of Chicago, 116 South Michigan Avenue, 12th floor, or download from the AIC Intranet
- Submit completed Employee Tuition Remission and registration forms to Continuing Studies, 36 South Wabash Avenue, suite 1201
Questions regarding eligibility should be directed to Human Resources at 312.629.3379 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art Education Student Teacher Supervisor Remission
Eligible students will receive a card from the Department of Art Education at SAIC at the time they supervise a student teacher. The card must accompany a completed registration form at the time of registration; remission will not be applied retroactively, and refunds will not be issued to correct overpayment.
Art Therapy Fieldwork Supervisor Remission
Eligible students will receive a card from the Department of Art Therapy at SAIC at the time they supervise a student doing fieldwork. The card must accompany a completed registration form at the time of registration; remission will not be applied retroactively, and refunds will not be issued to correct overpayment.
Third-Party Billing and Sponsored Students
Third-party billing is when a company or government/outside agency has established special billing arrangements to cover tuition and/or fees for students that it sponsors. Continuing Studies must receive an authorization from the sponsoring agency before third-party billing can be processed. All billing authorizations—which may be a letter, purchase order, or voucher—must be on official agency letterhead and signed by an officer of the organization.
Payment by the sponsor must be made directly to Continuing Studies; agreements where payments are sent to the student cannot be honored. All authorizations must include the term that the authorization is in effect. Continuing Studies cannot accommodate any restrictions or contingencies on the authorization. For instance, if the agency requires transcript information before payment, Continuing Studies cannot authorize third-party billing.
All sponsored students are required to complete a Tuition Repayment Agreement (promissory note) in order to be registered for the class and to initiate third-party billing. In the event of nonpayment or partial payment by the third-party agency, the student will be charged for the unpaid amount. Third parties are invoiced after the class is confirmed to run. Payments must be made within 30 days of billing. If payment is not received within 30 days, the agency and the student will be notified, and the student will be billed for the unpaid amount as authorized on the Tuition Repayment Agreement. Any charges that are not paid by the sponsor are billed to the student.
See Forms and Downloads for a copy of the Tuition Repayment Agreement.
National Society of Arts and Letters Scholarships
Adult Continuing Education students interested in attending a one-week summer intensive may also seek funding from the National Society of Arts and Letters.
NSAL-SAIC Kathy Morgan Lee Scholarship
Founded in 1944, the mission of the National Society of Arts and Letters (NSAL) is to assist promising young artists through competitions, financial assistance, master classes, mentoring, and providing career opportunities. The NSAL-SAIC Kathy Morgan Lee Scholarship is a merit-based fund that covers tuition, campus housing, travel, meals, supplies, and incidentals for one student enrolled in two Adult Continuing Education one-week summer intensives.
NSAL-SAIC Audrey Peery Scholarship
Founded in 1944, the mission of the National Society of Arts and Letters (NSAL) is to assist promising young artists through competitions, financial assistance, master classes, mentoring, and providing career opportunities. The NSAL-SAIC Audrey Peery Scholarship is a merit-based fund that covers tuition, transportation, meals, supplies, and incidentals for one student enrolled in one Adult Continuing Education one-week summer intensive.
To be eligible, applicants must be between the ages of 23 and 30 and a resident of Chicago. Select Courses at left for the current Adult Continuing Education summer intensive schedule, and visit arts-nsal.org to apply.