Student Information and Responsibilities

Student Information

As a student, through the application process and via this website, you will be provided with the following important pieces of information:

  • What financial aid programs are available
  • An explanation of each program in your financial aid award
  • Application deadlines, procedures and forms for those programs
  • How your financial assistance is disbursed, how distribution decisions are made and the basis for these decisions
  • What resources (such as parental contribution, other financial assistance, personal assets) were considered in calculating your need
  • What portion of the financial assistance you receive must be repaid and what portion is grant aid
  • The interest rate, total amount to be repaid and repayment procedures (including when repayment begins and the length of repayment) for any federal loan borrowed (private lenders will provide this information for other loans)
  • How UChicago determines whether you are making satisfactory academic progress and what happens if you are not
  • What happens to your financial aid when you withdraw

Student Responsibilities

As a financial aid recipient, you are responsible for:

  • Supplying accurate information on your applications
  • Being aware of—and complying with—deadlines for assistance applications and reapplication
  • Promptly returning or submitting all additional documentation, corrections and/or new information requested by College Aid
  • Keeping College Aid informed of changes in your financial situation, living arrangements and enrollment status
  • Notifying College Aid of any assistance (scholarships, grants, stipends, etc.) received from outside sources
  • Knowing the university's refund policy
  • Knowing the appeal procedure for financial assistance
  • Notifying the university of address changes via my.uchicago.edu
  • Checking UChicago e-mail for official communication from College Aid