Financial Aid

Here at Chicago Harris, we recognize the significant investment you will be making in your degree; we are committed to helping you identify financial resources to assist with managing the cost. Financial aid is calculated based on a standardized cost of attendance: tuition, room and board, books, transportation, and personal/miscellaneous expenses for three academic quarters (nine months). The Office of Recruitment and Global Outreach notifies you of any merit scholarship award at the time of your admission. At that time, we also provide you with information on applying for loans and employment oppurtunities at the university.

The UChicago Graduate Admissions Office provides additional information on funding and aid, including student employment, fellowships, and application process. > Learn more

Masters Students
Each year, approximately 50% of Chicago Harris students receive scholarships or fellowships that are awarded on a competitive, merit basis. Additionally, the University provides loan assistance and work-study employment programs to students who demonstrate financial need.

Doctoral Students
All admitted applicants are considered for financial support including tuition and/or stipend. Decisions regarding funding take many factors into consideration and are decided on a case by case basis.

Application Process

To be considered for any Chicago Harris scholarship, applicants must mark the appropriate box on the application for admission; no separate application materials are required.

To apply for Federal Loan Assistance and Federal Work-Study, applicants must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students may apply on-line at the Federal Student Aid Programs web site, www.fafsa.ed.gov. Please complete all sections of this document except sections requiring parental income information. Please note: our institutional code for graduate students to use when filing the FAFSA is E00377.

In addition to the FAFSA, applicants must submit the University of Chicago Application for Student Loans and Federal Work-Study. The Chicago Harris Office of Admissions will forward the University of Chicago application materials to all admitted students. Once submitted, inquiries about FAFSA and loan applications should be directed to the University of Chicago Office of Student Loan Administration at 773.702.6061.

Other Employment

In addition to the Federal Work-Study Program, there are other employment opportunities available. The Chicago Harris Office of Career Services maintains postings for on- and off-campus employment, as does the University's Office of Career Advising and Placement Services. The College at the University of Chicago often has a need for experienced tutors in areas such as mathematics, economics, chemistry and other courses. These are salaried positions and carry no tuition remission. In addition, the University's Student Housing Office has resident assistant positions in the undergraduate dormitories available each year. These positions offer room and board.

Further Information

For more information on Chicago Harris scholarships, contact the Office of Recruitment and Global Outreach at 773.702.8400 or harrisadmissions@uchicago.edu. For additional information on loans and work, contact the Office of Student Loan Administration at 773.702.6061.