There are several steps you will need to follow closely when applying for financial assistance. These steps will vary depending on the type of aid for which you're applying. This section contains:
Application Steps for Federal Loans
Click here for relevant information for federal loan and Federal Work-Study application processes.
Application Steps for Alternative Loans
Please read and follow the instructions in this section very carefully in order to understand both how the alternative loan application process works and what steps you are required to take during application.
Applying for Summer Aid
If you are enrolling in Summer 2021 and would like to receive loans and/or Federal Work-Study (based on eligibility), you will need to complete the FAFSA and the UChicago Summer Aid Application. Please find more information on applying for summer aid here.
Understanding Your Award
After reviewing and processing your application, we will send you an award notification by email. The letter will list the type of funding, the amount(s) you have been offered, and the quarters in which the funds will be available to you. Learn more.
There are specific deadlines for applications during each quarter. Please read this section very carefully to learn about the deadline dates and how early or late you can apply for funds. Learn more.
Application Processing Timeline
We encourage you to apply for financial aid as early as possible. Use the below chart to better understand when you should apply and when you can expect a financial aid notification from our office.