Post-Bacc and Graduate Student Budget

2022-23 Post-Baccalaureate/Graduate Student Estimated Budgets

Please note the following when looking at a respective program's estimated budget:

Graduate
Tuition per credit hour for Summer 2022 $1,798
Tuition per credit hour for Fall/Spring 2022–23 $1,860
Post-Baccalaureate
Tuition per credit hour for Summer 2022 $1,740
Tuition per credit hour for Fall/Spring 2022–23 $1,785

Instructions for calculating an estimate of a student's Cost of Attendance (COA): These estimated figures reflect tuition and fee expenses for a student attending the summer, fall and spring semesters. Average estimated costs are provided based on the SAIC student population for:

  • room and board (off-campus)
  • transportation
  • personal expenses  

Students should adjust the provided average estimated costs figures to reflect their actual individualized costs such as the room and board estimate if living in the Residence Halls or the transportation cost if traveling distances that are more costly than the average figure provided. Note: Except for tuition and mandatory fees, these are estimated averages that you should adjust to your own specific budget. Please keep in mind that tuition and expense estimates will likely increase each academic year.

Special note to international students: Please identify the program to which you have been admitted and the total amount. This amount plus health insurance is the amount you must enter on the financial aid statement and show proof of support of the fall and spring semesters (except MFA Low-Residency—please see cost and notes below). SAIC cannot issue an I-20 form until a Statement of Financial Support form and support documentation is submitted for review and approved. USCIS regulations require international students to be enrolled full-time in order to maintain their F-1 immigration status. See Maintaining Legal F-1 Status for further details.

Budgets by Degree

Fall/Spring 2022-23 15 credits a semester (No summer)—30 credits/year
Tuition $55,800
Technology Fee $670
U-Pass*
(plus one-time $5 Ventra card fee)
$310
Estimated Living Expenses  
     Room Allowance $6,480
     Board Allowance $3,800
Books and Supplies $1,810
Personal Expenses $1,400
Transportation $680
Health Insurance**
(if needed or required)
$2,540
Laptop Requirement Estimate***
Only for New AIADO Students (Architecture, Interior Architecture)
$2,400
Estimated Total (health insurance charge not included) $70,950
Summer 2022 6 credit hours
Tuition $10,788
Estimated living expenses $4,110
Estimated total $14,898

*U-Pass—Full-Time Status Required. The 2021-22 rate is provided, and is subject to change.

**Health Insurance Requirement.  The 2021-22 rate is provided, and is subject to change.

Mandatory Health Insurance Coverage—SAIC Health Insurance coverage is mandatory for all full-time domestic undergraduate, graduate, exchange, and certificate students and all international students and is charged automatically to the student's tuition and fees account each fall and spring semester.

Waiving SAIC's Health Insurance—If, however, students have comparable health insurance coverage with another provider, they may submit a request to waive SAIC's Health Insurance annually (online only) no later than the first day of classes. Health Insurance waiver requests are reviewed for approval. Students living in the Residence Hall must also provide proof of insurance to the Residence Life Office under separate cover.

For more information about the health insurance requirement and eligibility to be approved for a waiver, please refer to the Health Services section of the website.

***Laptop Requirement (New Students Only)
New undergraduate and new AIADO students are required to have a SAIC approved laptop estimated at approximately $2,400. Further information is available at saic.edu/laptop.

Fall/Spring 2022-23 15 credits/term—30 credits/year
Tuition $53,550
Technology Fee $670
U-Pass*
(plus one-time $5 Ventra card fee)
$310
Estimated Living Expenses  
     Room Allowance $6,480
     Board Allowance $3,800
Books and Supplies $1,810
Personal Expenses $1,400
Transportation $680
Health Insurance**
(if needed or required)
$2,540
Estimated Total (health insurance charge not included) $68,700
Summer 2022 6 credit hours
Tuition $10,440
Estimated living expenses $4,110
Estimated total $14,550
   

*U-Pass—Full-Time Status Required. The 2021-22 rate is provided, and is subject to change.

**Health Insurance Requirement.  The 2021-22 rate is provided, and is subject to change.

Mandatory Health Insurance Coverage—SAIC Health Insurance coverage is mandatory for all full-time domestic undergraduate, graduate, exchange, and certificate students and all international students and is charged automatically to the student's tuition and fees account each fall and spring semester.

Waiving SAIC's Health Insurance—If, however, students have comparable health insurance coverage with another provider, they may submit a request to waive SAIC's Health Insurance annually (online only) no later than the first day of classes. Health Insurance waiver requests are reviewed for approval. Students living in the Residence Hall must also provide proof of insurance to the Residence Life Office under separate cover.

For more information about the health insurance requirement and eligibility to be approved for a waiver, please refer to the Health Services section of the website.

Fall/Spring 2022-23 15 credits a semester (No summer)—30 credits/year
Tuition $55,800
Technology Fee $670
U-Pass*
(plus one-time $5 Ventra card fee)
$310
Estimated Living Expenses  
     Room Allowance $6,480
     Board Allowance $3,800
Books and Supplies $540
Personal Expenses $1,400
Transportation $680
Health Insurance**
(if needed or required)
$2,540
Estimated Total (health insurance charge not included) $69,680
Summer 2022 6 credit hours
Tuition $10,788
Estimated living expenses $4,110
Estimated total $14,898

*UPass—Full-Time Status Required.  The 2021-22 rate is provided, and is subject to change.

**Health Insurance Requirement.  The 2021-22 rate is provided, and is subject to change.

Mandatory Health Insurance Coverage—SAIC Health Insurance coverage is mandatory for all full-time domestic undergraduate, graduate, exchange, and certificate students and all international students and is charged automatically to the student's tuition and fees account each fall and spring semester.

Waiving SAIC's Health Insurance—If, however, students have comparable health insurance coverage with another provider, they may submit a request to waive SAIC's Health Insurance annually (online only) no later than the first day of classes. Health Insurance waiver requests are reviewed for approval. Students living in the Residence Hall must also provide proof of insurance to the Residence Life Office under separate cover.

For more information about the health insurance requirement and eligibility to be approved for a waiver, please refer to the Health Services section of the website.

Fall/Spring 2022-23 12 credits/term—24 credits/year
Tuition $44,640
Technology Fee $670
U-Pass*
(plus one-time $5 Ventra card fee)
$310
Estimated Living Expenses  
     Room Allowance $6,480
     Board Allowance $3,800
Books and Supplies $680
Personal Expenses $1,120
Transportation $480
Health Insurance**
(if needed or required)
$2,540
Estimated Total (health insurance charge not included) $58,180
Summer 2022 6 credit hours
Tuition $10,788
Estimated living expenses $4,110
Estimated total $14,898

*UPass—Full-Time Status Required.  The 2021-22 rate is provided, and is subject to change.

**Health Insurance Requirement.  The 2021-22 rate is provided, and is subject to change.

Mandatory Health Insurance Coverage—SAIC Health Insurance coverage is mandatory for all full-time domestic undergraduate, graduate, exchange, and certificate students and all international students and is charged automatically to the student's tuition and fees account each fall and spring semester.

Waiving SAIC's Health Insurance—If, however, students have comparable health insurance coverage with another provider, they may submit a request to waive SAIC's Health Insurance annually (online only) no later than the first day of classes. Health Insurance waiver requests are reviewed for approval. Students living in the Residence Hall must also provide proof of insurance to the Residence Life Office under separate cover.

For more information about the health insurance requirement and eligibility to be approved for a waiver, please refer to the Health Services section of the website.

Fall/Spring 2022-23 9 credits/term—18 credits/year
Tuition $33,480
Technology Fee $670
U-Pass*
(plus one-time $5 Ventra card fee)
$310
Estimated Living Expenses  
     Room Allowance $6,480
     Board Allowance $3,800
Books and Supplies $320
Personal Expenses $840
Transportation $280
Health Insurance**
(if needed or required)
$2,540
Estimated Total (health insurance charge not included) $46,180
Summer 2022 6 credit hours
Tuition $10,788
Estimated living expenses $4,110
Estimated total $14,898

*UPass—Full-Time Status Required.  The 2021-22 rate is provided, and is subject to change.

**Health Insurance Requirement.  The 2021-22 rate is provided, and is subject to change.

Mandatory Health Insurance Coverage—SAIC Health Insurance coverage is mandatory for all full-time domestic undergraduate, graduate, exchange, and certificate students and all international students and is charged automatically to the student's tuition and fees account each fall and spring semester.

Waiving SAIC's Health Insurance—If, however, students have comparable health insurance coverage with another provider, they may submit a request to waive SAIC's Health Insurance annually (online only) no later than the first day of classes. Health Insurance waiver requests are reviewed for approval. Students living in the Residence Hall must also provide proof of insurance to the Residence Life Office under separate cover.

For more information about the health insurance requirement and eligibility to be approved for a waiver, please refer to the Health Services section of the website.

Fall/Spring 2022-23 6 credits/term—12 credits/year
Tuition $22,320
Technology Fee $670
U-Pass*
(plus one-time $5 Ventra card fee)
$310
Estimated Living Expenses  
     Room Allowance $6,480
     Board Allowance $3,800
Books and Supplies $720
Personal Expenses $560
Transportation $400
Health Insurance**
(if needed or required)
$2,540
Estimated Total (health insurance charge not included) $37,490
Summer 2022 9 credit hours
Tuition $16,182
Health Insurance**
(if needed or required)
$410
Estimated Books and Supplies $545
Estimated Personal Expenses $420
Estimated Transportation $295
Estimated Living Expenses $4,110
Estimated Total (health insurance charge not included) $21,962

*UPass—Full-Time Status Required.  The 2021-22 rate is provided, and is subject to change.

**Health Insurance Requirement.  The 2021-22 rate is provided, and is subject to change.

Mandatory Health Insurance Coverage—SAIC Health Insurance coverage is mandatory for all full-time domestic undergraduate, graduate, exchange, and certificate students and all international students and is charged automatically to the student's tuition and fees account each fall and spring semester.

Waiving SAIC's Health Insurance—If, however, students have comparable health insurance coverage with another provider, they may submit a request to waive SAIC's Health Insurance annually (online only) no later than the first day of classes. Health Insurance waiver requests are reviewed for approval. Students living in the Residence Hall must also provide proof of insurance to the Residence Life Office under separate cover.

For more information about the health insurance requirement and eligibility to be approved for a waiver, please refer to the Health Services section of the website.