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Summer Financial Aid

*The 2021-22 Summer Financial Aid Application cycle for Summer Scholarship has closed. If you would like to utilize Federal Work-Study or Federal Student Loans during the summer, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 

Limited financial aid may be available for eligible UChicago College students who will be enrolled in courses during the summer quarter. Students attending the summer quarter can apply for Summer Scholarship, Federal Stafford Loans, Summer Federal Work-Study and Funding for Paris Summer Study Abroad Program.

Traditional need-based aid (such as UChicago Grants and Odyssey Scholarships) are not available during the summer term.

  • Summer Scholarship - Funding availability for the summer quarter is limited. Eligible students with demonstrated need will receive $1,000 per 100-unit course (maximum $3,000). Odyssey students will receive $4,250 per 100-unit course (maximum $12,750).*
  • Federal Stafford Loans - Federal loan eligibility requires enrollment in at least 200 units of coursework. Funding may be prorated and could impact future academic year availability.
  • Summer Federal Work-Study - A student can receive Federal Work-Study even if the student is not enrolled in the Summer but will enroll during the Autumn 2021 Quarter.

In the event that an Odyssey student's tuition charges are less than $4,250 the Odyssey award would be reduced to match the tuition.

Apply for Summer Financial Aid

Students interested in applying for 2021 summer aid must complete the entire 2021-22 financial aid application process and submit the following required documentation to the Financial Aid Office no later than April 30th, 2021. Summer Applications will not be accepted after this date. 

  • Complete the electronic 2021 Application for Summer Scholarship, Loans and Summer Federal Work-Study
  • Copies of Parents’ 2019 Federal Tax Returns, including Schedule 1, all required schedules and business returns, if applicable
  • Copies of Parents’ 2019 W-2 Forms
  • A completed 2021-22 Free Application for Federal Student Aid
  • 2021-22 University of Chicago Financial Aid Worksheet (available in your MyUChicago portal)

*International students are only required to submit the summer application form

Students will be notified of their summer financial aid awards after the submission deadline.

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