Financial Aid Application

Applicants to the College are not required to submit an application for financial aid to be considered for admission. If you do intend to apply for need-based financial aid, however, you should do so at the same time you apply for admission so that you can factor your financial aid package into your college decision process. Learn more about applying for financial aid.

Once a student is admitted, regardless of that student’s country of origin, the University of Chicago will meet 100% of their demonstrated financial need throughout their four years in the College with a grant-based financial aid package. UChicago financial aid packages do not include a loan expectation.

U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents & Canadian Citizens

The University of Chicago’s consideration of applications for admission is need-blind for citizens of the U.S. and Canada as well as U.S. permanent residents. This means that for these applicants, submitting an application for need-based financial aid will have no bearing on admission to the College. Canadian citizens should follow the directions for applying for international aid.

Domestic Financial Aid Application Materials

  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Prior-prior year's tax returns (including all schedules and W-2 forms)
  • UChicago-Specific Financial Aid Worksheet (can substitute College Board's CSS Profile)

International Applicants 

Based on the nature of financial aid funds for international students, the admissions process is need-aware for applicants who are not citizens of the U.S. or Canada or U.S. permanent residents. International applications go through the same holistic review process as domestic applicants, and an application for need-based financial aid will be taken into consideration at the end of that process. Learn more about applying for financial aid as an international applicant.

International Financial Aid Application Materials

  • International Student Financial Aid Application (ISFAA)
  • Supporting documents requested in ISFAA

International transfer applicants are not eligible to apply for need-based financial aid.