2015–16 Undergraduate Student Estimated Budget

Tuition per credit hour for summer 2015 $1,381
Tuition per credit hour for fall/spring 2015–16 $1,438
Tuition per credit hour for summer 2016 $1,438

Instructions for calculating an estimate of a student's 2015–16 Cost of Attendance (COA): These estimated figures reflect 2015–16 tuition and fee expenses for a student attending the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 academic year. Average estimated costs are provided based on the SAIC student population for:

Students should adjust the provided average estimated costs figures to reflect their actual individualized costs such as the room and board estimate if living in the Residence Halls or the transportation cost if traveling distances that are more costly than the average figure provided.  Note: Except for tuition and mandatory fees, these are estimated averages that you should adjust to your own specific budget. Please keep in mind that tuition and expense estimates will likely increase each academic year.

Special note to international students: This amount plus health insurance is the amount you must enter on the financial aid statement and show proof of support of the Fall 2015–Spring 2016 year (except MFA Low Residency—please see cost and notes below). SAIC cannot issue an I-20 form until a Statement of Financial Support form and support documentation is submitted for review and approved.USCIS regulations require international students to be enrolled full-time in order to maintain their F-1 immigration status. See Maintaining Legal F-1 Status for further details.

 Estimates by Academic YearEstimates By Semester
Fall/Spring 2015–1630 Credit Hours15 Credit Hours12  Credit Hours9  Credit Hours6  Credit Hours
Tuition $43,140 $21,570 $17,256 $12,942 $8,628
Technology Fee $550 $275 $275 $275 $275
U-Pass*
(plus one-time $5 Ventra card fee)
$270 $135 $135 NA NA
Estimated Living Expenses
Room Allowance (off campus) $5,870 $2,935 $2,935 $2,935 $2,935
Board Allowance $3,520 $1,760 $1,760 $1,760 $1,760
Books and Supplies $1,770 $885 $710 $530 $350
Personal Expenses $1,370 $685 $550 $410 $270
Transportation $640 $320 $230 $275 $180
Health Insurance
(if needed or required)**
$2,060*** $1,030*** $1,030*** $1,030*** $1,030***
Total
(health insurance estimate not included)
$57,130 $28,565 $23,851 $19,127 $14,398

*U-Pass—Full-Time Status Required

**Health Insurance Requirement

Mandatory Health Insurance Coverage—SAIC Health Insurance coverage is mandatory for all full-time domestic undergraduate, graduate, exchange, and certificate students and all international students and is charged automatically to the student’s tuition and fees account each fall and spring semester.

Waiving SAIC’s Health Insurance—If, however, students  have comparable health insurance coverage with another provider, they may submit a request to waive SAIC’s Health Insurance annually (online only) in the Finance section of SAIC Self-Service no later than the first day of classes. Health Insurance waiver requests are reviewed for approval. Students living in the Residence Hall must also provide proof of insurance to the Residence Life Office under separate cover.

For more information about the health insurance requirement and eligibility to be approved for a waiver, please refer to the Health Services section of the website.

***2014-15 Rate—Subject to Change