Financial Information

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Tuition and Fees

UChicago Immersion

Tuition: $3,620
Room and Board (if in residence)
Session I OR Session II: $1,872
Sessions I and II: $3,078
Residential Program Fee (if in residence): $290
Student Life Fee (required for all students): $365 (estimate)
Student Health Insurance (optional): $1,054 

Research in the Biological Sciences

Tuition (double-credit course): $7,235
Room and Board (required for this program): $2,052
Residential Program Fee (required for this program): $290
Student Life Fee (required for all students): $365 (estimate) 
Student Health Insurance (optional): $1,054

Stones and Bones

Tuition (double credit): $7,235
Housing and Transportation (includes room and board in Chicago and Wyoming, transportation to and from Wyoming, equipment, and supplies): $3,250
Residential Program Fee (required for this program): $290
Student Life Fee (required for all students): $365 (estimate)
Student Health Insurance (optional): $1,054 

Traveling Academy

Tuition: $8,340


  • Accommodation (doubles and triples) in Greece; welcome and farewell dinners as well as continental breakfast and lunch daily on schooldays while in Spetses
  • Possible cultural excursions or theater performances
  • Limited ground transportation
  • All entrances to sites listed on itinerary
  • Tips and gratuities for included meals
  • University of Chicago course tuition and full-time academic and administrative support.

Not included:

  • Transportation to and from Athens, Greece
  • Passport
  • International health and medical evacuation insurance
  • Course materials and books
  • Dinners except where noted, and beverages with such noted dinners (except coffee, juice, and water)
  • Personal expenses
Undergraduate Courses (open to HS students)

$3,540 per non-language course
$3,225 per language course
Room and Board (optional):
Less than 4 weeks: $624 per week
4 or more weeks: $513 per week
Residential Program Fee (if in residence): $290
Student Life Fee (required for all students): $365 (estimate) 
Student Health Insurance (optional): $1,054 


The scholarship application must be submitted with the admissions application. While the two decisions are made separately and the scholarship application does not affect the admissions decision, students will be notified of both decisions together. A limited number of tuition scholarships are available to students who demonstrate both financial need and academic merit. These awards cover a portion of tuition costs only; fees, housing and dining, and the cost of books and materials are not covered by scholarships. The maximum award per student is 50% of tuition for no more than two courses. Applications for these awards are considered on a rolling basis, so apply early, as funds do run out. To apply, complete the tuition scholarship application Form in the high school application.

International citizens must provide documentation of their financial status; many do so in the form of verification of annual salary from their employer. Once an international student is awarded a scholarship and is registered for their course, they must read the Financial Services Stipend (Scholarship) webpage for the requirements to process and receive a scholarship. Per this page, international citizen taxes will be withheld from this payment at the rate of 14%. After an international citizen receives their scholarship, they are responsible for filing the appropriate tax form with the U.S. government. General guidelines and links to detailed information is provided by the Office of International Affairs.

Select students who have completed our Summer Programs for High School students 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. Consideration will be given to candidates who exemplify a future UChicago student, with an outstanding record in academics, leadership, contributions to their community, and extracurricular achievements. This award is merit-based, and does not require the Summer Program tuition scholarship form. If you are selected for this College scholarship opportunity, you will be notified in your Summer Program admission letter.

Billing and Payment

A required, nonrefundable $500 deposit should be paid by the deadline in your acceptance letter and on your student confirmation form; this deposit will be credited towards your total tuition balance. Details regarding this process will be provided in the online account to all accepted students.

At the beginning of Summer Session, the University Bursar's Office will send an invoice to the student's home address for tuition and fees owed. This bill should arrive in late June or early July. Payment can be sent in the envelope provided, or can be made online (see below). Do not send any payment for tuition and fees to the Summer Session Office. Payment must be made by the due date on the bill (usually about two weeks following the billing), or a late fee of $100 will be assessed.

The Bursar's Office provides many helpful online tools for managing your account. (This is NOT the same page you use to pay your online tuition deposit.)

  • Tuition Billing Dates — College and Transfer Students, Tuition Billing Dates, 2015-2016
  • View your account balance. You will have to log in to myUChicago using your CNET ID and password
  • Sign up for electronic (paperless) billing. You will have to log in to myUChicago using your CNET ID and password
  • Make a one-time electronic payment. Enter your student ID number and bank account information
  • Wire transfers for international citizens

To contact the Bursar's Office, please email them at:

Withdrawal and Refunds


All students who have confirmed their admission will be registered; if you decide to withdraw after you have sent in your confirmation form and deposit, you must file an official withdrawal request with the Summer Session Office. Students are still responsible for tuition and fees if they have not officially withdrawn. Approval of any withdrawal, including the date on which the withdrawal takes effect, must be certified by the Summer Session Office.

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


Please note the following refund policies:

  • Housing and dining charges become final on June 1, 2015 and cannot be refunded or reduced after this date
  • All fees (e.g., Application Fee, Student Life Fee) are nonrefundable
  • Tuition deposits will be refunded only if a course or program is cancelled, and the student does not select another course or program in its stead

Tuition refunds for each program are as follows:

Summer Quarter Undergraduate Course Offerings Refunds

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.

Intensive High School and Research in the Biological Sciences (RIBS) Refunds

Students allowed to withdraw all or part of their course registration in these programs will be granted a refund of a portion of the original tuition charges according to the deadlines given below.

  • June 23, 2015: Last day for 100% tuition refund
  • June 24, 2015: Last day for 50% tuition refund

Thereafter, there are no tuition refunds for these programs.

Stones and Bones Refunds
  • June 22, 2015: Last day for 100% tuition refund

Thereafter, there are no tuition refunds for this program.

Traveling Academy Refunds

The application fee is nonrefundable. Program applicants who have demonstrated their intent to participate in the program by payment of the deposit and who have not withdrawn from the program as of Monday, June 1, 2015 become fully liable for the full program fee as of the 5 pm CST.

Filled or Canceled courses

If you request a course that is full, you will be contacted by our office and asked if you would like to select an alternative course or program. The best way to avoid being shut out of a course is to complete your application as early as possible. Students should also be aware that, on rare occasions, courses may be cancelled due to under-enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. In the event that a course is full or cancelled, students may select another course or withdraw from the program, and if withdrawing will receive a full refund of all deposits, except the application fee.

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