Apply for Aid

To apply for need-based financial aid at the University of Chicago, you must submit a few documents that will allow us to review your family’s financial situation accurately: the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the UChicago Financial Aid Worksheet (or optional CSS Profile). The UChicago Financial Aid Worksheet is accessed through your MyUChicago portal. To get started, please select “Aid Application Guidelines”.

When submitting any additional required documentation (besides the FAFSA and UChicago Financial Aid Worksheet) please fax it to our office at 773-834-4300 using the Financial Aid Fax Cover Sheet.

It typically takes 48-72 hours for submitted documents to show as "Received" on your MyUChicago portal. 

While the FAFSA is used to determine Federal Student Aid, you may need to complete additional documents if you would like to apply for a student loan. We ask that you submit these documents annually because we know you may want to borrow different amounts each year. "Loan Applications" will give you detailed instructions for your student loan application.