2014–15 Undergraduate Student Estimated Budget

Tuition per credit hour for summer 2014 $1,327
Tuition per credit hour for fall/spring 2014–15 $1,381
Tuition per credit hour for summer 2015 $1,381

Instructions for calculating an estimate of a student's 2014–15 Cost of Attendance (COA): These estimated figures reflect 2014–15 tuition and fee expenses for a student attending the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 academic year. Average estimated costs are provided based on the SAIC student population for:

Students may need to adjust the 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. 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. SAIC cannot issue an I-20 form until a completed Confidential Statement of Support form is returned and reviewed. Immigration and Naturalization Service regulations require full-time enrollment in order to maintain immigration F-1 status.

 Estimates by Academic YearEstimates By Semester
Fall/Spring 2014–1530 Credit Hours16.5 Credit Hours15  Credit Hours13.5  Credit Hours12 Credit Hours
Tuition $41,430 $22,787 $20,715 $18,644 $16,572
Technology Fee $530 $265 $265 $265 $265
(plus one-time $5 Ventra card fee)
$270 $135 $135 $135 $135
Estimated Living Expenses
Room Allowance (off campus) $5,860 $2,930 $2,930 $2,930 $2,930
Board Allowance $3,510 $1,755 $1,755 $1,755 $1,755
Books and Supplies $1,770 $970 $885 $800 $710
Personal Expenses $1,360 $680 $680 $610 $545
Transportation $640 $640 $640 $640 $640
Health Insurance
(if needed or required)*
$2,060* $1,030* $1,030* $1,030* $1,030*
(health insurance charge not included)
$55,370 $30,162 $28,005 $25,779 $23,552

* SAIC health insurance coverage is mandatory for all full-time domestic undergraduate, graduate, exchange, and certificate students and all international students. Students who have comparable health insurance coverage may request to waive this requirement each year (online only) in the Finance section of SAIC Self-Service no later than the first day of classes. Waiver requests must be reviewed for approval.

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