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University of Chicago Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$70,542 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$50,997 tuition
$15,093 on campus room & board*
$1,800 books and supplies
$2,652 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$70,542 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$50,997 tuition
$15,093 on campus room & board*
$1,800 books and supplies
$2,652 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

*First years are required to live in housing, guaranteed all four years.

Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$37,615 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
12% get federal aid ($6,711 avg)
3% get state aid ($4,681 avg)
64% get institn'l aid ($37,615 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 0.862% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 0.768% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $39,032 64%
Federal Grant Aid $6,711 12%
Pell Grants $4,731 12%
Other Federal Grants $2,979 8%
Institution Grant Aid $37,615 64%
State Grant Aid $4,681 3%
Student Loans - -
Federal Loans $5,236 8%
Other Loans $24,711 2%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: November 1
Financial aid deadline: February 1
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: March 31
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 1
Does University of Chicago offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
1101 East 58th Street, Suite 105
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 702-1234
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $1,700
Out of State $1,700


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Nathanael from Chicago, IL
  • Apr-23-2017 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I'll say it outright - the sticker price is expensive. However, I know that even with my family's solid income, the University provided me with a large financial aid scholarship (Later nulled by a full-tuition scholarship), along with more to help with books and fees with a small merit scholarship. If you are coming here, you are most likely going to receive a LOT of financial aid if you apply for it.

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  • 5
  • eli from fl
  • Aug-04-2016 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    i love their new financial aid options and "no barriers" program. their need-based aid is given in grants so you aren't selling your soul and never have to pay back loans.

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  • 5
  • andrea from chicago, il
  • Jun-24-2016 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    great, amazing financial aid! and, being the "harvard of the midwest", that makes it a pretty good deal!

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  • 3
  • M
  • Jun-10-2015 I am a current student here

    It is super expensive, which you should well know. The education can be worth it if you take the time to make the most out of it.

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  • 3
  • Student from Aurora, IL
  • Dec-15-2014 I am a current student here

    The University's tuition rivals that of more well-known intellectual institutions (i.e. Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Stanford, etc.) While the University will teach you a lot, it probably won't lead to the sort of connections you would establish at a better known private institution.

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