New Student Deposits

In order to accept your admission and secure your place in our class, we require that admitted students pay a non-refundable $450 enrollment deposit. The deposit is not an extra fee and will be applied toward your tuition charges.

Enrollment Deposit Deadlines

Fall semester

May 1 (or date posted on your admissions letter)

Spring semester

December 15

To make your enrollment deposit:

We recommend you use Firefox or Internet Explorer. Remember to turn off your pop up blocker.

  1. Visit 
  2. Click the Self-Service button under Quicklinks.
  3. Enter your login information. If you haven't yet activated your login (and SAIC email), you can do it at You will need your SAIC ID and birthdate.
  4. Click on Student Homepage in the top center of the page and go to the Financial Account section.
  5. Click on the Transact button to go to Transact. Make sure your pop-up blocker is turned off. A new window showing Transact should appear.
  6. In Transact, click on Make a Payment in the menu on the left-hand side.
  7. Click on Enrollment Deposit.
  8. Click on Enrollment Deposit-New Undergraduate Student $450 and follow the instructions.

Though online payment is the preferred method for paying your enrollment deposit, you may also send a check or money order to:
SAIC Undergraduate Admissions
36 S. Wabash, suite 1201
Chicago, IL 60603

Please include your seven-digit SAIC ID number in the memo line.

View a complete list of payment options and instructions.