MSP Summer: Registration, Payment and Policies

Registration for Summer is Open Now!

For the Middle School Program (ages 10-13): Registration now open and accepted online! You can also complete a registration form and email it to, fax it to 312.629.6171, or mail to Continuing Studies, 36 South Wabash Avenue, Suite 1201, Chicago, IL 60603.

For Family Camp (ages 4-9 with at least one adult enrollee): Registration is now open! To register, download and complete the Family Camp registration form and email it to, fax it to 312.629.6171, or drop it off at 36 South Wabash Avenue, Suite 1201, Chicago, IL 60603.  

Continuing Studies accepts checks, credit cards (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa), and money orders. If paying by check or money order, please make payable to SAIC and include the student's name, ID number (if available), and term (e.g., summer 2018).

Registration will not be accepted following the second class.

Note: Registration and payment is required for each Family Camp participant.

Students in the Middle School Program (MSP) are expected to adhere to the Rules of Conduct‌ [PDF].

Cancellations and Schedule Changes

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

Note: Courses with low enrollment may be canceled a week or more prior to the start date, thus early registration is encouraged.

Refund Policy

Note: A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged for withdrawals after June 15, 2020.

All withdrawal requests must be submitted in writing to 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 prior to June 15, 2020.
  • 100 percent tuition refund less $100 cancellation fee after June 15, 2020 and prior to the second class.
  • No refunds will be issued after the second class has met.

Refunds take four to six weeks to process, depending on payment type.

Note: Nonattendance does not constitute an official withdrawal, nor a cancellation of tuition and fees.

Wait List Procedures for Continuing Studies

If you are interested in registering for a course that is full, we encourage you to add yourself to the wait list by filling out the wait list form attached to the individual course on our shopping cart website or by emailing with your name, phone number, and desired course. We will make every attempt to notify you if a spot does become available in your preferred course for purchase online.

Need-Based Financial Aid Applicant Payment Deadline

The payment deadline is extended to June 15, 2020! You may complete your payment online at 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