Student Financial Services

Applying Your Outside Scholarships

Last Updated: Jul 21, 2016 03:31PM CDT

Students receiving grants, scholarships, or awards from a source other than SAIC must notify the Student Financial Services office of these awards. The notification to SAIC should include the:

  • name of the organization sending the funds,

  • name and telephone number of the contact person at the organization

  • dollar amount the student will receive

Students should inform the organization sending the funds to SAIC that their name and student ID number should appear on all correspondence related to the scholarship, grant, or award. To avoid a delay in processing, please send information and/or payments to the Student Financial Services office and NOT to the Bursar's Office. Payments and correspondence should be sent to:

     School of the Art Institute of Chicago
     Student Financial Services Office
     Attn: Outside Scholarship Administrator
     36 S. Wabash Ave., suite 1200
     Chicago IL 60603


SAIC is required by law to consider these awards as a part of the student's financial aid package. It may be necessary for SAIC to adjust the award package to meet federal, state, and institutional awarding policies. Scholarship letters that provide detailed information will allow the amount to be listed as "Anticipated Aid" on the student's bills and statements. This will decrease the amount due (if any) to SAIC before classes start. Please note that generally, gift aid (traditionally grants, scholarships and any other aid that does not have to be repaid) may not exceed tuition each semester.

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    Sullivan Center
    36 S. Wabash Ave., suite 1200
    Chicago IL 60603
    Phone: 312.629.6600
    Fax: 312.629.6601

    Office Hours:
    Monday–Friday (except for holidays)
    8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
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