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Cost & Aid

Program Costs for Summer 2019

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

High School Pre-College Programs

UChicago Immersion $6,620
Pathways  $6,620
Research in the Biological Sciences $11,620
Stones & Bones $11,365
Summer College Varies based on amount of courses and time on campus:
2 courses, 3-week housing: $10,305
2 courses, 5-week housing: $12,065

Visiting Undergraduate Students

Summer Business Scholars $6,800
Undergraduate Courses

Varies based on amount of courses and time on campus:
Per course: $4,085
Required Student Life Fee*: $395

Double Room:  $650 per week 
Single Room: $750 per week 

*Student Life Fee is a one-time charge. Estimate for 2019.

Cost & Aid: Deadlines

Immersion, Pathways, Stones and Bones, RIBS, and Summer Business Scholars
Within one week of admittance, a balance of $1,000 will be due on students’ UChicago Account. The deposit holds students’ place in the program and can be paid via credit card. The full balance will be due within four weeks of being admitted to Summer Session.

Summer College and Visiting Undergraduates
The Bursar's Office will issue bills to the student’s my.uchicago accounts at the end of June and payment will be due in mid-July, after Summer Session classes begin. Payments must be paid via bank account or wire transfer. Credit cards will not be accepted. Currently, the Bursar's Office does not offer payment plans to Summer Session students.

Financial Aid

High School Scholarships

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.

Aid varies based on need and program cost; students typically receive between the following amounts:

Immersion: $1,000 - $4,000

Pathways: $1,000 - $4,000

RIBS: $2,000 - $8,000

Stones & Bones: $2,000 - $8,000

Summer College (per course): $1,000 - $4,000


Need-based partial tuition scholarships to support families with demonstrated financial need.

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


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 UChicago Immersion and Pathways. 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:

  • Ivy League Connections

  • KAUST Gifted Student Program 

  • Mawhiba Foundation

  • Minds Matter

  • OSSE

  • Questbridge

  • Squash + Education Alliance

  • Success Academy Charter Schools

  • Summer of a Lifetime

  • Summer Sisters

Students who apply as part of an external scholarship cohort will not have to pay an application fee or submit a Scholarship form. The partnership organization must also confirm the student's affiliation in a separate communication with the Summer Session Office.


Visiting Undergraduates and Graduate Students may apply for aid awarded through their home institution – check with your school’s financial aid office to see if this is available. The UChicago financial aid office cannot process awards for non-degree students.

Withdrawing & Refunds


All students who have confirmed their admission will be registered in their course(s); if you decide to withdraw after you have sent in your confirmation form and deposit, you must email with an official withdrawal request. Students are responsible for the program fee if they have not officially withdrawn. 

Please Note: verbally informing an instructor that you are withdrawing or failing to attend classes does not constitute an official withdrawal.


Tuition refunds for each program are as follows:

  • All fees (e.g., Application Fee) are nonrefundable.
  • Enrollment deposits will be refunded only if a course or program is canceled and the student does not select another course or program to attend in its place.

Pre-College (Immersion, Pathways, Stones and Bones, RIBS) and Summer Business Scholars Program:

Refund Date of request received
100% of Program Fee On or before April 14
75% of Program Fee April 15- 30
50% of Program Fee May 1 - 14
25% of Program Fee May 15 - 31
No refund of tuition or housing/dining On or after June 1

Please note that the refund does not include the $1,000 deposit.

Summer College and Visiting Undergrads:
The tuition refund amount decreases with the lateness of the withdrawal date, according to a schedule set by the Registrar's Office. Because courses vary in length, tuition refund schedules differ. The last day for a full tuition refund is the second day of class when dropping a three-week course and the third day of class when dropping a five- or six-week course.

Housing and dining charges become final on June 1, 2019 and cannot be refunded or reduced after this date.