Policies

Payment Information

The payment deadline is May 2, 2022. If you have not made payment by this date you are at risk of being dropped from your selected courses.

  • If you need to drop a class, all drop requests must be submitted in writing to ecp@saic.edu and include the student's name, ID number, and course information.
  • One hundred percent of the tuition charge, not including the $100 nonrefundable tuition deposit, is refundable if courses are dropped by May 2, 2022.* If a course is dropped after the deadline, no refund will be granted.*

*Note: this date applies for all sessions. You may complete your payment online at saic.edu/cspayment. You may also submit your payment by mailing a personal check or money order with the student's full name and ID in the reference section to: School of the Art Institute of Chicago, SAIC Bursar's Office, 37 S. Wabash Ave., Suite 245, Chicago, IL 60603. For any financial questions, please contact Student Financial Services at 312.629.6600 or saic.sfs@saic.edu.

Cancellations and Changes

Continuing Studies reserves the right to cancel or alter the fees, schedule, or staffing of courses when circumstances warrant. If cancellation or change is necessary, students will be notified prior to the first class, and students enrolled in cancelled courses will have the option of taking another class or receiving a full refund.

Refund Policy

All withdrawal requests must be submitted in writing to ecp@saic.edu and include the student's name, ID number, and course information. The date the request is received in writing is the date used to calculate the refund amount. 100 percent tuition refund, less the $100 nonrefundable tuition deposit, is refundable if courses are dropped by May 2, 2022. Note: This applies for all sessions. Refunds take four to six weeks to process, depending on payment type. Note: No tuition will be refunded, and financial aid and merit scholarships may be revoked if a student is asked to leave the program for violations of policies or regulations.

Residence Hall Supervision

Curfew is strictly enforced:
Curfew is 10:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 10:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Students must be in the building and signed in each night for curfew. Students violating curfew are subject to disciplinary action that may lead to dismissal from the program.