High School Programs: Tuition and Financial Assistance
Audit (noncredit) course: $425
1.0 college credit (juniors and seniors only): $1,278
Basic materials are provided, but students should expect to purchase additional supplies for specific projects.
Note: Credit status must be declared prior to the second class.
Tuition Discounts (noncredit only)
Art Institute of Chicago (AIC) Members: $382
AIC members are eligible for a 10 percent discount on Early College Program courses. To receive this discount, a membership number and expiration date must be provided each semester at the time of registration.
School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) Alumni: $318
SAIC alumni are eligible for a 25 percent discount on tuition for Early College 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.
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.
Students that register by Friday, April 5, 2013 will receive a $50 discount on tuition per course. This discount can be combined with AIC Member and SAIC Alumni discounts.
Financial Assistance is available in the form of need-based aid, scholarship opportunities where need is not a requirement, and employee tuition remission.
Note: Students must apply for financial assistance at the time of registration and cannot register by phone. Once registered for a particular term, students may not retroactively apply for financial assistance.
Limited need-based aid is available on a first come, first served basis. Applicants must submit a completed financial assistance form, financial documentation, a completed registration form, and $50 tuition deposit. Financial documentation may include a copy of the family’s most recent tax return, proof of unemployment, Form W-2 Wage and Tax Statement, or Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) medical card.
Also available to students that demonstrate need, the Smith Scholarship covers a percentage of tuition based on available funds, can be applied to any class in the Early College Program, and is awarded on a first come, first served basis. Applicants must submit a completed financial aid form including school information and years attended, as well as financial documentation, a completed registration form, and $50 tuition deposit.
ECP Chicago Youth Artist Scholarship: Founded in 2012, the ECP Chicago Youth Artist Educational Scholarship is a need- and merit-based fund that will benefit Chicago Public Schools high school students enrolled in the Early College Program. The scholarship will cover 100 percent tuition for a fall, spring, or summer class.
Download the ECP Chicago Youth Artist Educational Scholarship Application Form [PDF]
Additional Scholarship Opportunities
In addition to need-based financial aid, the Early College Program awards two scholarships to qualified applicants where need is not a requirement: the Chicago Tribune Foundation Scholarship and the Dinorah and Jacques Guilois Memorial Scholarship.
Chicago Tribune Foundation Scholarship: Full-tuition scholarships available to Chicago Public School students enrolled in the Video: Exploring Film and Video course offered in conjunction with the Gene Siskel Film Center. To apply, students must submit a letter of recommendation from an art teacher and completed financial assistance and registration forms.
Dinorah and Jacques Guillois Memorial Scholarship: Established in memory of Dinorah and Jacques Guillois, this scholarship provides funds to aid Hispanic high school juniors or seniors interested in figure drawing. Each spring, the recipient receives $150 toward tuition for one of the following classes: Figure Drawing, Figure Drawing with Color, or Figure Drawing: Portrait. For more information or to receive an application, please email email@example.com.
Download the CW-MSP-ECP Financial Aid Form [PDF]
Note: Financial aid applicants will be required to pay balances due by Friday, May 24, 2013.
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 1440
Questions regarding eligibility should be directed to Human Resources at 312.629.3379 or firstname.lastname@example.org.