Beginning with the Class of 2023, the UChicago Empower initiative will increase access to UChicago in a variety of ways. In addition to admissions policy enhancements, UChicago will guarantee free tuition for families with incomes under $125,000* per year (with typical assets). Families earning less than $60,000* per year (with typical assets) will have tuition, fees, and standard room and meals covered by financial aid.
Students are evaluated for financial aid guarantees under the Empower Initiative during their first year only.
For more information about the UChicago Empower initiative, click here.
*These income figures are minimum funding levels for the Empower Initiative. Families with income that does not fall within these ranges may still be eligible for need-based financial aid.
UChicago: No Barriers
The University of Chicago is deeply committed to ensuring that students from every background, regardless of financial need, can find a home here. Our No Barriers policy allows UChicago students to graduate debt-free and prepared for lifelong success—no matter their chosen major or background prior to enrolling in college. We will work with you and your family to create a financial aid package that fits your unique circumstances and ensures that a UChicago education is within your reach. Click these links to view our No Barriers brochure and announcement.