College Aid Handbook

The following handbook provides an in-depth look at the ways in which the University of Chicago’s Financial Aid office reviews aid applications and materials in order to build a personalized financial aid award for every UChicago student.

Additionally, information in the handbook will give you a better understanding of both the aid programs for which you qualify and the various policies surrounding these aid programs.

  • Specific topics in the handbook include: 

  • Estimated student budgets for the 2024-2025 academic school year 

  • How UChicago determines and distributes financial aid awards 

  • How UChicago defines eligibility for financial aid

  • Information on grant, scholarship, and student loan programs

  • Federal Work-Study and student employment 

  • Billing-related details