Payment in full may be made for tuition, housing charges, and fees prior to the first day of the term by cash, check, or money order (made payable in U.S. currency) at the Bursar's Office in person or through the mail. The SAIC Bursar’s Office is located at 37 South Wabash Avenue, suite 245, Chicago, IL 60603.

SAIC has partnered with Transact, Inc. to offer online payment availability via credit card or ACH (electronic check). Students can access Transact through SAIC Self-Service. Parents who have been set up as an authorized user by their son or daughter can access Transact through the login provided by their student. Please note that a service fee will be charged for online credit card payments based upon the amount of the payment, while an ACH payment has no fee.

Payment Plans

In cooperation with Transact, an interest-free payment plan is available each semester for students who opt to pay their balance over the semester. The plans allow students to pay their balances over four months beginning in August for the fall semester and January for the spring semester. There is an enrollment fee to set up these plans, and late fees will be assessed for each late or missed payment. Students should set up parents and others (as appropriate) as Authorized Users on Transact to provide direct access. AutoPay is also available for automatic monthly payments. Students re-enroll for payment plans and Autopay each semester.

Late Payments

It is important to keep your student's account current. Students whose accounts are delinquent will have a hold placed on their records, preventing them from future registration and possibly limiting their access on campus. In addition, transcripts and diplomas will not be released until all financial obligations to SAIC have been met.

Laptop Payment Option

All incoming undergraduate students, with the exception of second-degree students, are required to purchase a laptop computer through SAIC. Payment in full or a payment plan must be established through Transact by August 1 for fall semester participants and January 1 for spring semester participants.