Financial Aid uses the following budget to determine financial aid awards.
Cost of Attendance for 2020-2021
|Student Life Fee||$1,656||$1,656|
Room & Meals
(or Maintenance Allowance)
* The $17,004 Room and Meals cost estimate included in the Enhanced Off-Campus Cost of Attendance is used to calculate a financial aid package. It is not an exact refund amount.
Students in need of funds to purchase a computer can submit a one-time budget increase request. If approved, the student may be able to borrow funds in the form of a loan for the purchase. To submit this request, please e-mail the Office of Financial Aid at firstname.lastname@example.org and include documentation of the cost of the computer.
- First year students for 2020-2021 are assessed a one-time Class Fee estimated at $1,254
- All students are required to have health insurance while enrolled at the University of Chicago. Students are automatically enrolled in the University Student Health Insurance Plan (U-SHIP) for an additional fee. For more information about U-SHIP and to enroll or opt-out, please click here.
- Health insurance is not included in the cost figures above. The health insurance cost for 2020-21 is $4,566.
Net Price Calculator
For an estimate of what your costs might look like, please enter your information into our Net Price Calculator.
Keep in mind that this estimate is based entirely on the information you provide. Your actual financial aid package may be different.