Depositing Options

Students, faculty, staff, and alumni can deposit money into their ARTICash accounts in four ways.  

On-Campus Value Transfer Stations

You can deposit cash and have it immediately post to your ARTICard account at one of six campus Value Transfer Stations:

  • Sharp Building, 37 S. Wabash Ave., 2nd floor corridor
  • MacLean Center, 112 S. Michigan Ave., lobby
  • Columbus Drive Building, 280 S. Columbus Dr., 2nd floor
  • Sullivan Center, 36 S. Wabash Ave., 12th floor vending lounge
  • 162 North State Street Residences, lobby
  • Jones Hall, 7 W. Madison St., 3rd floor

ARTICard and U-Pass Office

You can deposit cash amounts over $50 or checks for any amount directly at the ARTICard office. Please make checks payable to SAIC, and include the student’s seven-digit ID number in the memo.

Mail ARTICard Deposits

Checks in any amount can be mailed to:

ARTICard/U-Pass Office
Sharp Building
37 S. Wabash Ave., suite 254
Chicago, IL 60603

Please make checks payable to SAIC, and include the student’s seven-digit ID number in the memo.

Online Depositing

You can deposit funds online in any amount using a credit card or electronic check. You must have an active ARTIC Account to deposit online.

For Adult Continuing Studies students, if you do not have an active ARTIC Account, please follow these steps to activate your account:

  • Locate your SAIC ID number on your ARTICard and/or registration statement.
  • Go to password.artic.edu
  • Select Activate Account
  • On the Verification screen, enter the words displayed and select Verify
  • Enter your 7-digit SAIC ID number
  • Enter your Last Name
  • Enter your Birthdate using this exact date format: DD-MMM (e.g., 22-FEB)
  • Select Activate

If you require assistance with this process, contact the CRIT Help Desk at 312.345.3535 or email crithelpdesk@saic.edu.

Features of online despositing include:

  • Lower credit card fees
  • No fee for electronic (ACH) checks
  • Deposits made before 6:00 p.m. (CST) will post to the ARTICard account around 7:30 p.m. (CST) on the same business day, Monday through Friday
  • Deposits made on weekends and holidays will post on the next business day after 7:30 p.m.

* Alumni cannot use Online Depositing at this time.

* Safari is not a supported browser for online depositing.

Online Depositing for Students:

  • Go to saic.edu/students and click the Self-Service icon under Quicklinks to log in
  • Click on Financial Account
  • Click on the CASHNet button
  • Under Your Account, click Make a Payment or ARTICard Deposit
  • Click ARTICard Deposit to add funds to Campus ID Card
  • Enter deposit amount (maximum of $2,000)
  • Click Checkout
  • Select Method of Payment and click Continue Checkout
  • Review and accept fees and click Continue Checkout
  • Enter credit card or banking information and click Continue Checkout
  • Confirm information and click Submit Payment

Online Deposits for Parents or Guardians:

Before a parent or guardian may deposit through CASHNet, the account holder (student) must set them up as an Authorized User. Students may do this through PeopleSoft Self Service:

  • Go to saic.edu/students and click the Self-Service icon under Quicklinks to log in
  • Click on Financial Account
  • Click on the CASHNet button
  • In the Authorized Users section, select Add New
  • Follow the instructions to complete an Authorized User registration. Remember that students must give the login ID, password, and website listed in CASHNet to the authorized user
  • The Authorized User will receive their user name and temporary password at the email address provided
  • Click the Help button for additional assistance

To Make Deposits as an Authorized User:

  • Log in as an Authorized User at commerce.cashnet.com/saicpay
  • Under Your Account click Make a Payment or ARTICard Deposit
  • Under You May Also Select the Following Items, click ARTICard
  • Enter Deposit Amount (Maximum of $2,000)
  • Click Checkout
  • Select Method of Payment and click Continue Checkout
  • Review and accept fees and click Continue Checkout
  • Enter credit card or banking information and click Continue Checkout
  • Confirm information and charges and click Submit Payment

Online Depositing for Staff and Faculty:

  • Log in to Self-Service
  • Switch from the Employee Homepage to the Student Homepage
  • Click on Financial Account
  • Click on the CASHNet button
  • Under Your Account, click Make a Payment or ARTICard Deposit
  • Click ARTICard Deposit to add funds to Campus ID Card
  • Enter deposit amount (maximum of $2,000)
  • Click Checkout
  • Select Method of Payment and click Continue Checkout
  • Review and accept fees and click Continue Checkout
  • Enter credit card or banking information and click Continue Checkout
  • Confirm information and click Submit Payment

Questions? Contact the ARTICard office at 312.629.9362 or email articard@saic.edu