Post-Bacc and Graduate Student Budget

2022-23 and 2023-24 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 Summer 2023 $1,860
Tuition per credit hour for Fall/Spring 2022–23 and Fall/Spring 2023–24 $1,860
Post-Baccalaureate
Tuition per credit hour for Summer 2022 $1,740
Tuition per credit hour for Summer 2023 $1,785
Tuition per credit hour for Fall/Spring 2022–23 and Fall/Spring 2023–24 $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

  Estimates by Academic Year Estimates by Semester
Fall/Spring 2023-24 30 Credit Hours (No Summer) 15 Credit Hours
Tuition $55,800 $27,900
Technology Fee* $670 $335
U-Pass**
(plus one-time $5 Ventra card fee)
$310 $155
Housing and Food Expenses    
     Room Allowance (off campus) $6,530 $3,265
     Board Allowance $3,850 $1,925
Books and Supplies $1,830 $915
Personal Expenses $1,420 $710
Transportation $710 $355
Health Insurance***
(if needed or required)
$3,300 $1,650
Laptop Requirement Estimate****
Only for New AIADO Students (Architecture, Interior Architecture)
$2,400 $2,400
Total (laptop and health insurance estimate not included) $71,120 $35,560
Summer 2023   6 Credit Hours
Tuition   $11,160
Housing and Food Expenses    
     Room Allowance (off campus)   $2,610
     Board Allowance   $1,540
Books and Supplies   $365
Personal Expenses   $225
Transportation   $165
Total   $16,065

*Technology Fee—The 2022-23 rate is provided, and is subject to change.

**U-Pass—Full-Time Status Required—The 2022-23 rate is provided, and is subject to change.

***Health Insurance Requirement—The 2022-23 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.

  Estimates by Academic Year Estimates by Semester
Fall/Spring 2023-24 30 Credit Hours (No Summer) 15 Credit Hours
Tuition $53,550 $26,775
Technology Fee* $670 $335
U-Pass**
(plus one-time $5 Ventra card fee)
$310 $155
Housing and Food Expenses    
     Room Allowance $6,530 $3,265
     Board Allowance $3,850 $1,925
Books and Supplies $1,830 $915
Personal Expenses $1,420 $710
Transportation $710 $355
Health Insurance***
(if needed or required)
$3,300 $1,650
Total (health insurance charge not included) $68,870 $34,435
Summer 2023   6 credit hours
Tuition   $10,710
Housing and Food Expenses    
     Room Allowance (off campus)   $2,610
     Board Allowance   $1,540
Books and Supplies   $365
Personal Expenses   $225
Transportation   $165
Total   $15,615

*Technology Fee—The 2022-23 rate is provided, and is subject to change.

**U-Pass—Full-Time Status Required—The 2022-23 rate is provided, and is subject to change.

***Health Insurance Requirement—The 2022-23 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.

  Estimates by Academic Year Estimates by Semester
Fall/Spring 2023-24 30 Credit Hours (No Summer) 15 Credit Hours
Tuition $55,800 $27,900
Technology Fee* $670 $335
U-Pass**
(plus one-time $5 Ventra card fee)
$310 $155
Housing and Food Expenses    
     Room Allowance $6,530 $3,265
     Board Allowance $3,850 $1,925
Books and Supplies $550 $275
Personal Expenses $1,420 $710
Transportation $710 $355
Health Insurance***
(if needed or required)
$3,300 $1,650
Total (health insurance charge not included) $69,840 $34,920
Summer 2023   6 credit hours
Tuition   $11,160
Housing and Food Expenses    
     Room Allowance (off campus)   $2,610
     Board Allowance   $1,540
Books and Supplies   $110
Personal Expenses   $225
Transportation   $165
Total   $15,810

*Technology Fee—The 2022-23 rate is provided, and is subject to change.

**UPass—Full-Time Status Required—The 2022-23 rate is provided, and is subject to change.

***Health Insurance Requirement—The 2022-23 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.

  Estimates by Academic Year Estimates by Semester
Fall/Spring 2023-24 24 Credit Hours (No Summer) 12 Credit Hours
Tuition $44,640 $22,320
Technology Fee* $670 $335
U-Pass**
(plus one-time $5 Ventra card fee)
$310 $155
Housing and Food Expenses    
     Room Allowance (off campus) $6,530 $3,265
     Board Allowance $3,850 $1,925
Books and Supplies $440 $220
Personal Expenses $1,140 $570
Transportation $710 $355
Health Insurance***
(if needed or required)
$3,300 $1,650
Total (health insurance charge not included) $58,290 $29,145
Summer 2023   6 credit hours
Tuition   $11,160
Housing and Food Expenses    
     Room Allowance (off campus)   $2,610
     Board Allowance   $1,540
Books and Supplies   $110
Personal Expenses   $225
Transportation   $165
Total   $15,810

*Technology Fee—The 2022-23 rate is provided, and is subject to change.

**UPass—Full-Time Status Required—The 2022-23 rate is provided, and is subject to change.

***Health Insurance Requirement—The 2022-23 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 2023-24 18 Credit Hours (No Summer) 9 Credit Hours
Tuition $33,480 $16,740
Technology Fee* $670 $335
U-Pass**
(plus one-time $5 Ventra card fee)
$310 $155
Housing and Food Expenses    
     Room Allowance $6,530 $3,265
     Board Allowance $3,850 $1,925
Books and Supplies $330 $165
Personal Expenses $850 $425
Transportation $300 $150
Health Insurance***
(if needed or required)
$3,300 $1,650
Total (health insurance charge not included) $46,320 $23,160
Summer 2023   6 credit hours
Tuition   $11,160
Housing and Food Expenses    
     Room Allowance (off campus)   $2,610
     Board Allowance   $1,540
Books and Supplies   $110
Personal Expenses   $225
Transportation   $165
Total   $15,810

*Technology Fee—The 2022-23 rate is provided, and is subject to change.

**UPass—Full-Time Status Required—The 2022-23 rate is provided, and is subject to change.

***Health Insurance Requirement—The 2022-23 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.

  Estimates by Academic Year Estimates by Semester
Fall/Spring 2023-24 12 Credit Hours (No Summer) 6 Credit Hours
Tuition $22,320 $11,160
Technology Fee* $670 $335
U-Pass**
(plus one-time $5 Ventra card fee)
$310 $155
Housing and Food Expenses    
     Room Allowance $6,530 $3,265
     Board Allowance $3,850 $1,925
Books and Supplies $730 $365
Personal Expenses $570 $285
Transportation $410 $205
Health Insurance***
(if needed or required)
$3,300 $1,650
Total (health insurance charge not included) $35,390 $17,695
Summer 2022   9 credit hours
Tuition   $16,740
Housing and Food Expenses    
     Room Allowance (off campus)   $2,610
     Board Allowance   $1,540
Books and Supplies   $550
Personal Expenses   $340
Transportation   $245
Health Insurance**
(if needed or required)
  $410
Total (health insurance charge not included)   $22,025

*Technology Fee—The 2022-23 rate is provided, and is subject to change.

**UPass—Full-Time Status Required—The 2022-23 rate is provided, and is subject to change.

***Health Insurance Requirement—The 2022-23 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.