Transfer students should apply for financial aid at the time they apply to UChicago for admission. We are committed to meeting 100% of your demonstrated need with a loan-free financial aid package if you are admitted and applied for funding. Our financial aid packages 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. Each family’s financial aid package is tailored to their particular financial profile, and their submitted documents are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Transfer 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.
Timeline for Transfer Student Financial Aid
If you are neither a citizen of the United States nor a permanent resident, then we consider you to be an international transfer applicant, even if you are currently studying at a U.S. college or university. International transfer applicants are not eligible for financial aid.
For required materials, federal aid only, non-custodial parents, and where to send your materials, please see Applying for Aid.