Payment Plans

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) offers interest-free payment plans to students and families for tuition and fees during summer, fall, and spring semesters. There is no payment plan for the winter term.

Semester Payment Plans

Payment plans allow students to budget their tuition and fees for the semester by deferring the full payment due at the beginning of the semester and making monthly payments on the 15th of the month. Plans during the fall and spring semesters consist of four payments each and begin on August 28 for fall and January 15 for spring. A summer payment plan is available beginning May 15, and consists of three payments. A nonrefundable enrollment fee of $50 is charged to participate in this plan. Semester payment plans are available online through CASHNet.

Payment plan enrollment can be accessed by students through Self-Service and by others, such as parents or family by being set up as an Authorized User in CASHNet by the student. Students can set up Authorized Users to view the student's account balance, view eBills, make electronic payments, set-up auto-pay and enroll in payment plans if you choose to do so. You must re-enroll for auto-pay and payment plans each semester.  More information about CASHNet and setting up authorized users is available on the Payments Options and Manage Your Student Account sections of the SAIC website.

Instructions on how to enroll in Payment Plans and Automatic Payments are explained on this handout.

PLEASE NOTE: Students must re-enroll for payment plans and auto-pay every semester. Payment plans and auto-pay are not automatically rolled over from one term to the other.

Summer Payment Due Date
  May 15
  June 15
  July 15


Fall Payment Due Date
  August 28
  September 15
  October 15
  November 15


Spring Payment Due Date
  January 15
  February 15
  March 15
  April 15