Fundamentally, financing your University of Chicago education, complicated as it may seem at first, is a matter of straightforward choices. Our mission in Financial Aid is to service and counsel graduate and professional students as they navigate these choices in order to best finance their education. We focus on informing prospective and current students on available funds, including student loans and federal Work-Study. We are also responsible for processing student loans and Work-Study for students in the graduate and professional schools and divisions, conducting entrance and exit student loan counseling for all students who receive federal student loans, and authorizing disbursements of federal student loan funds. Further, we provide service and collections for all institutional loan programs. As students leave the University, our office provides guidance with loan servicing and repayment options. Our mission is to ensure that UChicago graduate students understand the financial aid process when they are in school and are aware of their responsibilities as a loan borrower when they either become alumni or leave the university.
Latest News and Announcements
Quarterly Estimated Tax Payments
Estimated tax payments are due to the IRS and Illinois Department of Revenue by September 15, 2017.
What is an estimated tax payment?
Read more about estimated tax payments here.
Notice of servicing transfer for Federal Perkins and Institutional Loans
Effective September 1, 2016
The servicing of Federal Perkins and Institutional loans is being transferred from Campus Partners to Hearland ECSI. During the transition, there will be a blackout period where your account will not be available to access. Once the conversion is complete, you will receive information from Heartland ECSI updating the contact information and online access. If you had automatic draft payments with Campus Partners that arrangement has been cancelled. You will be required to sign up again with Heartland ECSI as that information cannot be transferred. Due to the transition, Heartland ECSI will not add late fees or negatively report to the credit bureas for any payment that is received late during the next 90 days.
Thank you for your patience during this transition. Contact Financial Aid at (773) 702-6061 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
The 2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now available.
Be sure to include school code 001774 on your 2018-2019 FAFSA.