Billing Process

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) mails tuition and fee bills at the end of each month to students who have a balance due and to those who have had account activity since the last monthly bill. New undergraduate student laptop charges are billed separately.

Your payment options include payment in full or payment arrangements through CASHNet. Payment in full or payment arrangements of any balance not covered by financial aid must be made by the following dates in order to avoid late fees, restriction of access on campus, and prevention from future registration and release of academic transcripts/diplomas:

  • Fall: August 15
  • Winter: December 15
  • Spring: January 15
  • Summer: May 15

Bills are sent to the student’s billing address as listed in Self-Service. If no active billing address is listed, the bill will be sent to the student’s home/permanent address or mailing address, respectively. Students are expected to monitor their student account, be current on payment of their balance, and maintain current addresses in Self-Service.


Paperless eBills Available in CASHNet

eBills (electronic tuition and fee invoices) are available to students and authorized users in CASHNet. Authorized users are set up by the student.

  • eBills are generated each month for those students who have a current balance due or have had account activity since the last monthly bill.
  • Students and authorized users (other users that you have given access in CASHNet) are sent an email informing them each month a new eBill is available.
  • eBills are not generated for students who have no balance due and had no account activity since the last monthly bill .

Opt Out of Paper Bills. As part of SAIC's Green Initiative to decrease and eliminate the use of paper, SAIC strongly encourage students to opt out of paper.

Opt Out Instructions:

  1. Log into Self-Service
  2. Choose "Other Services Non Mobile"
  3. Click on the box next to "Electronic Bills Only"
  4. Click on the "Save" button