Federal/State Grants and Outside Scholarships

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) administers a number of grant programs to help students with the cost of tuition. Grants are awarded to students based on financial need and do not have to be repaid. Scholarships are often awarded based on merit and not need. We also encourage students to seek outside scholarship opportunities and have compiled a list of resources to help students in their search.

Please reference the resource links to the left under the Federal/State Grants and Outside Scholarships section to learn more. Please note that generally, gift aid (traditionally grants, scholarships and any other aid that does not have to be repaid) may not exceed tuition each semester.