Post-Bacc and Graduate Student Budget

2019-20 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 2019 $1,665
Tuition per credit hour for Fall/Spring 2019–20 $1,730
Post-Baccalaureate
Tuition per credit hour for Summer 2019 $1,613
Tuition per credit hour for Fall/Spring 2019–20 $1,666

 

2020-21 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 2021 $1,798
Tuition per credit hour for Fall/Spring 2020–21 $1,798
Post-Baccalaureate
Tuition per credit hour for Summer 2021 $1,740
Tuition per credit hour for Fall/Spring 2020–21 $1,740

Instructions for calculating an estimate of a student's 2020-21 Cost of Attendance (COA): These estimated figures reflect 2020-21 tuition and fee expenses for a student attending the Summer 2020 term, and Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 academic year. 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 2020–Spring 2021 year (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

Summer 2020 6 credit hours
Tuition $10,380
Estimated living expenses $3,850
Estimated total $14,230
Fall/Spring 2020-21 15 credits/term—30 credits/year
Tuition $53,940
Technology Fee $650
U-Pass*
(plus one-time $5 Ventra card fee)
$310
Estimated Living Expenses  
     Room Allowance $6,300
     Board Allowance $3,600
Books and Supplies $1,790
Personal Expenses $1,380
Transportation $620
Health Insurance**
(if needed or required)
$2,420
Laptop Requirement Estimate***
Only for New AIADO Students (Architecture, Interior Architecture)
$2,400
Estimated Total (health insurance charge not included) $68,590
Summer 2021 6 credit hours
Tuition $10,788
Estimated living expenses $3,850
Estimated total $14,638

*U-Pass—Full-Time Status Required. The 2019-20 rate is provided, and is subject to change.

**Health Insurance Requirement. The 2020-21 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.

Summer 2020 6 credit hours
Tuition $9,996
Estimated Living Expenses $3,850
Estimated Total $13,846
Fall/Spring 2020-21 15 credits/term—30 credits/year
Tuition $52,200
Technology Fee $650
U-Pass*
(plus one-time $5 Ventra card fee)
$310
Estimated Living Expenses  
     Room Allowance $6,300
     Board Allowance $3,600
Books and Supplies $1,790
Personal Expenses $1,380
Transportation $620
Health Insurance**
(if needed or required)
$2,420
Estimated Total (health insurance charge not included) $66,850
Summer 2021 6 credit hours
Tuition $10,440
Estimated living expenses $3,850
Estimated total $14,290

*U-Pass—Full-Time Status Required. The 2019-20 rate is provided, and is subject to change.

**Health Insurance Requirement.  The 2020-21 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.

Summer 2020 6 credit hours
Tuition $10,380
Estimated living expenses $3,850
Estimated total $14,230
Fall/Spring 2020-21 15 credits/term—30 credits/year
Tuition $53,940
Technology Fee $650
U-Pass*
(plus one-time $5 Ventra card fee)
$310
Estimated Living Expenses  
     Room Allowance $6,300
     Board Allowance $3,600
Books and Supplies $530
Personal Expenses $1,380
Transportation $620
Health Insurance**
(if needed or required)
$2,420
Estimated Total (health insurance charge not included) $67,330
Summer 2021 6 credit hours
Tuition $10,788
Estimated living expenses $3,850
Estimated total $14,638

*UPass—Full-Time Status Required.  The 2019-20 rate is provided, and is subject to change.

**Health Insurance Requirement.  The 2020-21 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.

Summer 2020 6 credit hours
Tuition $10,380
Estimated living expenses $3,850
Estimated total $14,230
Fall/Spring 2020-21 12 credits/term—24 credits/year
Tuition $43,152
Technology Fee $650
U-Pass*
(plus one-time $5 Ventra card fee)
$310
Estimated Living Expenses  
     Room Allowance $6,300
     Board Allowance $3,600
Books and Supplies $420
Personal Expenses $1,100
Transportation $430
Health Insurance**
(if needed or required)
$2,420
Estimated Total (health insurance charge not included) $55,962
Summer 2021 6 credit hours
Tuition $10,788
Estimated living expenses $3,850
Estimated total $14,638

*UPass—Full-Time Status Required.  The 2019-20 rate is provided, and is subject to change.

**Health Insurance Requirement.  The 2020-21 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.

Summer 2020 6 credit hours
Tuition $10,380
Estimated living expenses $3,850
Estimated total $14,230
Fall/Spring 2020-21 9 credits/term—18 credits/year
Tuition $32,364
Technology Fee $650
U-Pass*
(plus one-time $5 Ventra card fee)
$310
Estimated Living Expenses  
     Room Allowance $6,300
     Board Allowance $3,600
Books and Supplies $320
Personal Expenses $830
Transportation $250
Health Insurance**
(if needed or required)
$2,420
Estimated Total (health insurance charge not included) $44,624
Summer 2021 6 credit hours
Tuition $10,788
Estimated living expenses $3,850
Estimated total $14,638

*UPass—Full-Time Status Required.  The 2019-20 rate is provided, and is subject to change.

**Health Insurance Requirement.  The 2020-21 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.

Summer 2020 9 credit hours
Tuition $15,570
Health Insurance**
(if needed or required)
(Coverage is June 16–August 19, 2019)
$379
Estimated Books and Supplies $535
Estimated Personal Expenses $415
Estimated Transportation $280
Estimated Living Expenses (off-campus) $3,850
Estimated Total (health insurance charge not included) $20,650
Fall/Spring 2020-21 6 credits/term—12 credits/year
Tuition $21,576
Technology Fee $650
U-Pass*
(plus one-time $5 Ventra card fee)
$310
Estimated Living Expenses  
     Room Allowance $6,300
     Board Allowance $3,600
Books and Supplies $720
Personal Expenses $550
Transportation $370
Health Insurance**
(if needed or required)
$2,420
Estimated Total (health insurance charge not included) $34,076
Summer 2021 9 credit hours
Tuition $16,182
Health Insurance**
(if needed or required)
$410
Estimated Books and Supplies $535
Estimated Personal Expenses $415
Estimated Transportation $280
Estimated Living Expenses $3,850
Estimated Total (health insurance charge not included) $21,262

*UPass—Full-Time Status Required.  The 2019-20 rate is provided, and is subject to change.

**Health Insurance Requirement.  The 2020-21 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.