The School of the Art Institute of Chicago offers students a diverse experience while attending classes, including the opportunity for student employment. Many students work while enrolled at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) as a way to not only cover some of the costs of tuition and fees but to gain valuable experience in the workplace before graduating. Please note that job placement is not guaranteed.
- Students must be enrolled in 6 credit hours during the fall and spring semesters to work. For the summer or winter terms you must be enrolled at least 3 credit hours, or if not enrolled during those terms, be enrolled in 6 credit hours before or after the term of employment. Student jobs are not available to those who have not yet begun their degree program or those that have graduated from SAIC.
- After a student has agreed to accept a student job (on campus or SAIC Internship), they will need to complete specific federal and institutional required documents such the federal I9 form, W-4 income tax forms, etc. by visiting Student Payroll located in the Student Financial Services office within 3 days of employment. Unexpired identification documents as listed on the back of the I-9 form must be provided at that time (copies cannot be accepted).
- The student must also accept the terms of their work contract known as a Work Authorization in SAIC Self-Service after their supervisor has completed their part of the Work Authorization.
- Once beginning work, students must record their time as they work on ARTICtime, SAIC's electronic time and attendance system. Further information regarding ARTICtime is available on this website and related documents. The 19-20 Student Employmnet Guide will help answer many questions about student employment at SAIC.
- Domestic (citizens and eligible non-citizens) students must, in most cases, demonstrate need by applying for aid with the FAFSA application at fafsa.gov in order to be eligible for Federal Work-Study (FWS). FWS is required for most student employment jobs during the fall and spring semesters if you are a domestic student. FWS is not needed for any international student to accept a student employment job and is not needed during the summer and winter terms for any student, domestic or international.