Types of Aid

The University of Chicago offers many types of financial aid and pledges to meet 100% of your family’s demonstrated need through a combination of grants, scholarships, and work expectations.

By completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you are applying for all of the aid programs the federal government has to offer, as well as programs your home state may provide.

The UChicago Financial Aid Worksheet (along with the FAFSA) is used to help us determine your eligibility for the University’s need-based grant aid.

Students who have completed the College Board’s CSS Profile may elect to submit that profile instead of our Financial Aid Worksheet. Only one of these documents is required, and we remain able to issue the same types and amounts of aid to students regardless of the form they choose.

Please bear in mind, however, that the Financial Aid Worksheet is free to submit, while the CSS Profile requires a fee for submission.