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International Financial Aid

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The University of Chicago is committed to enrolling a diverse and talented student body with representation from all areas of the globe. If you apply for financial aid and you are offered admission, you will receive a grant-based financial award that meets your full demonstrated need. Our aid packages are based on an estimate of the full costs of enrolling at the University of Chicago, including tuition, housing, a meal plan, and estimates for additional costs like books and personal expenses.

In our admissions process, we must be “need-sensitive” for international candidates. This means that when reviewing international applications, UChicago takes into account whether or not an applicant has requested financial assistance. Though we will meet every admitted student’s demonstrated need, we advise you to apply for financial aid only if you do not have the resources to fund your education, and to complete the financial aid form as accurately as possible. View the current estimated cost of attendance.

International students are eligible for financial aid only if they apply for support during the admissions process. If you think that you will need financial aid at any point during your four years at the College, you should apply for financial aid when you apply for admission.

Because the Office of College Admissions, not the Office of Financial Aid, reviews all applications for international financial aid, please contact the International Admissions Team with questions about financial aid for international students.