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Cost & Aid: High School Programs

Program Costs for Summer 2018

All program fees including housing and dining for the duration of the program, unless otherwise noted.

Arts and Sciences UChicago $6,500
College Pathway Programs $5,700
UChicago Immersion $6,500
Research in the Biological Sciences $11,400
Stones & Bones $11,400
Undergraduate Courses for High School Students Varies based on amount of courses and time on campus:
2 courses, 3-week housing: $10,500
2 courses, 5-week housing: $11,900

Financial Aid


High school students admitted to Summer Session are eligible for a number of different partial tuition scholarships. In order to be considered for the need-based Maroon Summer Scholarship, students must complete the additional information requested in the application. Students will be notified of scholarship awards at the time of the admission decision to Summer Session.


Need-based partial tuition scholarships (maximum 50% tuition award) to support families with demonstrated financial need.

The maximum amount of scholarship aid that will be awarded is determined by the cost of the program.

Pathway Program: up to $1,500

Arts & Science UChicago, UChicago Immersion, and Undergraduate courses: up to $2,000 per course

Stones & Bones and RIBS: up to $4,000

Students will be asked to upload additional financial documentation on the Supplement page of their application. US citizens and permanent residents should supply their parents' most recent 1040s and W2s. International students should provide (1) a copy of the most recent income tax forms from the country where your parents pay taxes; (2) a letter from parents’ employer, stating position, salary, all benefits, and years of service; (3) a bank statement (or a letter from the bank) showing the amount of funds available to parents or student. If you have any questions about what to provide, please contact us at


For students who exemplify a future UChicago student, with an outstanding record in academics, leadership, contributions to their community, and extracurricular achievements.

Students selected for this program who have completed our Summer Programs for High School students and who later apply and are admitted to the College, will receive a $16,000 merit scholarship ($4,000 per year for four years) from College Admissions.

No additional application is needed; all applicants are evaluated automatically for this scholarship.


Thanks to the vision and the generosity of the Neubauer family, top students from Brazil, Mexico, and Vietnam can now participate in select University of Chicago Summer Session courses free of charge. Students selected as Neubauer International Summer Scholars will receive a full scholarship to participate in either UChicago Arts and Sciences or UChicago Immersion - Summer Programs for High School Students. Please note that this is a separate program from the Neubauer Family Adelante Summer Scholars program; students interested in the Neubauer International Summer Scholars program should NOT apply to the Neubauer Family Adelante Summer Scholars program.


Students who apply through external scholarship partners will have varied scholarship opportunities.

Accepted partner organization scholarships include:

  • Boys and Girls Club of Chicago

  • Ivy League Connections

  • Mawhiba Foundation


  • Summer of a Lifetime

  • Summer Sisters

  • Success Academy Charter Schools

  • Questbridge

Students who apply as part of an external scholarship cohort will not have to pay an application fee or submit a Tuition Scholarship Form. They must, however, upload a letter confirming their affiliation with the partnership program on the supplement page of their application; the partnership organization must also confirm the student's affiliation in a separate communication with the Summer Session Office.