Nearly $20 million in need-based financial aid has been offered to international students at UChicago over the past four years, and a recent gift of $35 million for international financial aid has strengthened the University’s commitment to enrolling a diverse and talented student body from around the world. Although our admissions process is need-sensitive for international students, we are committed to meeting 100% of your demonstrated need with a loan-free financial aid award if you are admitted and applied for funding. Our financial aid awards are based on an estimate of the full costs of enrolling at the University of Chicago, including tuition, housing, health insurance, a meal plan, and estimates for additional costs like books and personal expenses.
International students are eligible for financial aid only if they apply for funding during the admissions process, and will not be eligible for financial aid after receiving their admissions decision or during their four years in the College. If you think you will need financial aid at any point during your four years at UChicago, 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.