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The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) awards a variety of merit and need-based scholarships and grants to students to help attract a talented group from diverse economic backgrounds to the school. In the 2015–16 academic year, we awarded more than $37 million in assistance from our own funds.

Generally, students must be enrolled at least half-time to receive most SAIC funded scholarships and grants.  The amount of SAIC Scholarships and grants is based on the number of actual enrolled credit hours.

The undergraduate definition of half-time for SAIC institutional funds is:

The post-baccalaureate and graduate definition of half-time for SAIC institutional funds is defined by the program. See the SAIC Bulletin for further details or check with a Student Financial Services Advisor.

Explore this section of the website to learn about the wide range of SAIC scholarships and grants available to help you finance your education at SAIC. We encourage you to use our financial aid and student accounts knowledge database by clicking on the "Find Answers" box in the upper right hand corner of this webpage.

Note: The combination of all gift aid (traditionally grants, scholarships and any other aid that does not have to be repaid) may not exceed tuition each semester. All scholarships and grants at SAIC that are applied to a student's account are for tuition only with the exception of the Federal Pell Grant.