In this section, we have provided some basic information that can help you better understand the resources available through the financial aid office, as well as additional policies regarding graduate financial aid at the University of Chicago.
As a potential loan borrower, you are required to meet certain eligibility criteria in order to apply for and maintain funds. There are various prerequisites for Federal, non-Federal, and alternative loans. Similarly, Work-Study funding has particular stipulations by which you must abide. Learn more.
Types of Funding
There are a number of funding options available to you. Loans, Work-Study, scholarships, grants, and other funding are accessible ways to help you pay for your education at the University of Chicago. Learn more.
Receiving Your Funds
After applying for aid, your disbursements may vary, depending on the type of loan you receive. Please read this section carefully to understand how you will receive your funds. Learn more.
Adding and Canceling Funds
If you find yourself needing to borrow more funds or cancel your funds, please read and follow the instructions in this section. You can also find instructions for appealing your financial assistance decision. Learn more.
Withdrawing or Leave of Absence
If you’re thinking about taking a leave of absence or withdrawing from the university, there are a number of things you need to know before making such a decision. Please read and follow the instructions in this section very carefully so that you understand both how the process works and what actions you are required to take. Learn more.