Fall 2021: Tuition and Fees FAQ remote coursework

Will tuition be different for students pursuing their coursework remotely?

Tuition charges will be the same for students who are able to be on campus and those who are not. All courses will count fully towards degree requirements regardless of their modality.

You can see the 2021–22 Harris tuition rate on the Bursar’s website.

Fall 2021: Tuition and Fees FAQ student life fees

Will student life fees be waived for students not on campus?

The Student Services Fee is waived for students who live and study more than 50 miles from campus. For more information, please visit the Student Life fee page on the Bursar’s website.

Fall 2021: Tuition and Fees FAQ hardship

What help is available to Harris students who face unexpected financial hardship?

There are two sources of funding available to students who face unexpected financial hardship: the Bursar’s Emergency Assistance Program and Harris Emergency Scholarships. Information about each program is below.

While both of these programs have been in place for years, COVID has increased the need for these programs. We are continuing to work to make more emergency funding available through multiple internal and external channels and will continue to use every lever available to provide relief to students in financial distress.

Non-Tuition Emergency Funding

The University Bursar’s Office has Emergency Assistance Programs available to help students with non-tuition needs like living and travel expenses, technology purchases related to online coursework, medical bills, or any other unexpected expenses not related to tuition. The Bursar’s Office offers a number of emergency funding types, including emergency grants, short-term loans, and advances on students’ financial aid. While the Bursar’s Office has a number of emergency funding options, there is no need to determine which program is the best fit—students complete one application and the Bursar’s Office considers the request for all applicable assistance programs. If your request is approved, you receive payment in a matter of days. We encourage you to use this resource for your non-tuition needs.

Fall 2021: Tuition and Fees FAQ USHIP info

Where can I get the latest information about Student Health Insurance (U-SHIP)?

UChicago Student Wellness has some FAQs and Other Resources related to the University Student Health Insurance Plan (U-SHIP). It is important to note that U-SHIP is just one of the health insurance options students have available to them. Students can either enroll in or waive U-SHIP, but students who opt to waive must provide proof of comparable coverage.

Fall 2021: Tuition and Fees FAQ USHIP costs

Will U-SHIP costs be deducted for the academic quarters in which students do not study on campus?

Students can waive U-SHIP regardless of whether they are on campus or off. If they are off campus there are different requirements for comparable coverage.  You can learn more about specifics on the FAQs and Other Resources section on the Student Wellness website.

Fall 2021: Tuition and fees FAQ factors

What factors does Harris consider when setting tuition?

Harris’ ability to deliver an exceptional student experience depends on the tuition dollars that fund our operations. Tuition dollars support educational programs, services, faculty, and staff to which we are committed and on which our students depend. Our tuition rates are based on careful ongoing analysis of the cost of providing these important resources for our students’ education and experience along with economic conditions. Delivering this superior educational experience while also promoting health and safety during the pandemic has required the school to incur additional costs, which will not be passed on to students.

Fall 2021: Tuition and Fees FAQ opportunities affordable

What opportunities does Harris make available to students to ensure affordability and access to its educational programs?

Harris is unwavering in our commitment to supporting our students during these difficult financial times.  We are using – and will continue to use – every lever available to provide relief to students in financial distress.  Harris continues to work actively to secure new sources of financial aid through outreach and philanthropy to augment the scholarships we offer our students.