University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$12,322
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$10,632
$30k - $48k
$11,291
$48k - $75k
$14,532
$75k - $110k
$21,083
$110k+
$23,950
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$13,874
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$27,566
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$12,479
Books and Supplies
$1,400
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
63%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
53%
Average Aid Per Year
$12,850
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
53%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,832
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$5,490
Students receiving state aid
63%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$4,644
Students receiving federal aid
61%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,832
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$146,867,728
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$2,574,254

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
34%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,430
Students receiving federal loans
33%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$4,907
Average Other Loans Per Year
$15,681
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$14,000
Loan Default Rate
4%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$181

What Students Are Saying

3.70 Average Rating
Personally, I think UIC does it's job with providing services and academics for the amount students are paying. can't speak for everyone but I'm only paying about $300 this year. Of course, everyone's tuition is going to be different, but if you're living in-state, and applied for the FAFSA early on in the year, then chances are that your award letter shouldn't look to shabby. Again, this isn't always true. You have to take in a lot of other factors into account.
Student from Chicago, IL
The school does provide the students with many activities whether it for academics of just for fun. However, I think we pay just a little too much for the dorms, just because of the location.
Kristen from Lansing, IL
The tuition here is more than reasonable and so much cheaper than competing schools, and we have to same resources.
KN major.
You definitely get your money's worth out of this school. As mentioned before, all professors are there to help you. They won't shirk their duties by letting class out early because they didn't plan enough material, but go into deeper detail so you better understand the material.
Mary from Orland Park, IL
Education is really good and worth the money it costs. A bit pricey depending on your major and where you are rooming though.
Megan from Grayslake, IL
UIC is known as a research school and it's a very good school for anyone interested in a medical field. College now a days are very expensive and the tuition is pretty good compared to other schools. You definately will not be wasting money on your education here at UIC it's a great school. Definately take advantage of all the activiteis and clubs to join so that you can get your money's worth other than just education.
Elizabeth from Chicago, IL
Most definitely! This is by far one of the best aspects of UIC. Money plays a big factor for prospective and current college students. Along with looking at UIC's tuition and etc, I also looked into their scholarships for incoming freshmen. They have opportunities for scholarships whether need or merit base which helped out a lot my first year at UIC.
Henna from Harvey, IL
UIC may be somewhat expensive, but the quality of the education is worth it. UIC offers so many different organizations and opportunities to students that they may actually be making money by the end of their experience.
Karin from Bonfield, IL
Its a great experience for what you pay for. For a university that's well respected for a price that should be expected.
Zubair from Chicago, IL