Financial Aid

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The School of the Art Institute of Chicago's (SAIC) Student Financial Services office strives to attract qualified students from diverse economic backgrounds. We think of financing a student’s costs for private higher education as a partnership among the family, the federal and state governments, and SAIC.

Generally, students must be enrolled at least half-time to receive federal aid (including loans) in addition to other eligibility requirements per federal regulations.  Students may receive a prorated amount of institutional aid or the Illinois State MAP Grant (if eligible) for any enrollment status of credit hours,in most cases, in addition to other eligibility requirements per state and institutional regulations/policies.   

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