Degree-seeking students, faculty, and staff can deposit money into their ARTICash accounts in four ways.  Please note: Alumni and Continuing Studies students cannot use Online Depositing at this time.

  1. 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., lobby
      • Sullivan Center, 36 S. Wabash Ave., 12th floor vending lounge
      • 162 North State Street Residences, lobby
      • Jones Hall, 7 W. Madison St., 3rd floor
  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. Online Depositing

    You can deposit funds online in any amount using a credit card or electronic check. Features of online depositing 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 and Continuing Studies students 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
    • Under Finances, click the link to Account Inquiry
    • Click Make Payment to reach SAIC ePay, Payment Plans, and eRefund
    • 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:

    1. Go to saic.edu/students and click the Self-Service icon under Quicklinks to log in
    2. Under the Finances section, click Account Inquiry
    3. Click Make Payment. This will bring you to SAIC ePay, Payment Plans, and eRefund
    4. In the Parent PINs section, select Add New
    5. 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
    6. The Authorized User will receive their user name and temporary password at the email address provided
    7. Click the Help button for additional assistance 

    To Make Deposits as an Authorized User:

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

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