Middle School Programs: Tuition and Financial Assistance
Tuition is $425 per 10-week, noncredit course. Supplies are provided to the student at no additional cost.
Art Institute of Chicago (AIC) Members: $382
AIC members are eligible for a 10% discount on Middle School Program 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.
School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) Alumni: $318
SAIC alumni are eligible for a 25 percent discount on tuition for Middle School 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, January 4, 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, the merit-based Joanne Alter Scholarship, 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.
Download the CW-MSP-ECP Financial Aid Form [PDF]
The Joanne Alter Scholarship
The Joanne Alter Scholarship is a merit-based fund that will benefit one Middle School Program student each fall and spring semester. The scholarship will cover 100 percent tuition for one 10-week course.
Download the Joanne Alter Scholarship Application Form [PDF]
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.