Tuition, Scholarships, & Billing

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Tuition, Scholarships, & Billing for High School Students

Program Costs

There is a non-refundable $50 application fee for all programs, except for Neubauer Family Adelante Summer Scholars.

UChicago Immersion

Total Cost

  • Residential Students: $6,275 (without student health insurance)
  • Commuting Students: $4,364 (without student health insurance)

Cost Breakdown

  • Tuition: $3,975 per course
  • Housing and Dining (if in residence):
    Session I OR Session II: $1,911 for three weeks
    Sessions I and II: $3,822 for six weeks
  • Student Life Fee (required for all students; estimate): $389
  • Student Health Insurance (required if cannot prove adequate coverage in the US, estimate): $195 for each 3-week session

Research in the Biological Sciences

Total Cost

  • $10,877 (without student health insurance)

Cost Breakdown

  • Tuition: (double-credit course): $7,940
  • Housing and Dining: (required for this program) $2,548
  • Student Life Fee (required for all students; estimate): $389
  • Student Health Insurance (required if cannot prove adequate coverage in the US, estimate): $260 for each 4-week session

Stones and Bones

Total Cost

  • $11,234 (without student health insurance)

Cost Breakdown

  • Tuition: (double-credit course): $7,595
  • Housing, Dining, and Transportation (: (includes room and board in Chicago and Wyoming, transportation to and from Wyoming, equipment, and supplies) $3,250
  • Student Life Fee (required for all students; estimate): $389
  • Student Health Insurance (required if cannot prove adequate coverage in the US, estimate): $260 for each 4-week program

Arts & Sciences Summer in Chicago

Total Cost

  • Residential Students: $6,275 (without student health insurance)
  • Commuting Students: $4,364 (without student health insurance)

Cost Breakdown

  • Tuition: $3,975 per course
  • Housing and Dining: (if in residence)
    Session I OR Session II: $1,911
    Sessions I and II: $3,822
  • Student Life Fee (required for all students; estimate): $389
  • Student Health Insurance (required if cannot prove adequate coverage in the US, estimate): $195 for each 3-week program

Arts & Sciences Summer in Asia

Total Cost

  • $2,800 for each 2-week program (there are no additional fees for this program)

Includes

  • All instruction and educational activities
  • Course materials
  • Lunch daily

Undergraduate Courses (open to HS students)

Total Cost

  • Residential Students (must take 2 courses simultaneously): $10,050* (without optional student health insurance) * Total will change depending on number of courses and number of weeks in residence
  • Commuting Students Taking One Course: $4,264* (without optional student health insurance) * Total will change depending on number of courses

Cost Breakdown

  • Tuition: $3,875 per course
  • Housing and Dining: (optional) $637/week
  • Student Life Fee (required for all students; estimate): $389
  • Student Health Insurance (required if cannot prove adequate coverage in the US, estimate): $195 for each 3-week program to $360 for 6 weeks

University Student Health Insurance (U-SHIP)

All students who cannot prove that they have adequate health care coverage in the U.S. must enroll in UChicago’s student health insurance plan (U-SHIP). Cost is dependent on length of study; in 2016, enrollment in U-SHIP cost $190 for 3 weeks to $1,089 for 10 weeks (2017 charges are not yet available).

If you wish to enroll in U-SHIP, you should follow the directions provided to admitted students for doing so at least two weeks before your arrival in the U.S. or by June 23, 2017, whichever is earlier; you will receive your insurance card via email, and will be billed for enrolling in the plan by the Bursar’s Office. If do not wish to enroll in U-SHIP because your current health insurance plan provides significant coverage in the United States, you must submit a waiver application verifying that you already have adequate comparable coverage before the June 23, 2017 deadline, or you will be enrolled in U-SHIP and billed accordingly by the Bursar's Office. Further details and instructions will be provided to admitted students.

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 Graham Summer Scholarship, students must complete the additional information requested in the application. All applicants will be automatically considered for the merit-based scholarships: Chicago Summer, Maroon Summer and College Admissions scholarships, which are determined based on applicants’ qualifications. Students will be notified of scholarship awards at the time of the admission decision to Summer Session.

Summer Session Scholarships:

  • Chicago Summer Scholars
    • In keeping with the University of Chicago’s pledge to help increase college readiness for Chicago Public Schools high school students, a partial tuition scholarship (maximum 50% tuition award) for Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and associated charter school applicants accepted into Summer Session programs.
    • No additional application is needed, though students should indicate the CPS status of their high school on the Education page of their application.
  • Graham Summer Scholars
    • Need-based partial tuition scholarships (maximum 50% tuition award) 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 summersession@uchicago.edu.
  • Maroon Summer Scholars
    • Merit-based partial tuition scholarships to a limited number of students with outstanding academic and extracurricular achievement, demonstrated leadership, and commitment to their communities.
    • No additional application is needed; all applicants are evaluated automatically for this scholarship.
  • College Admissions Scholarship
    • 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.
  • Neubauer International Summer Scholars
    • Thanks to the vision and the generosity of the Neubauer family, top students from Brazi, 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.
    • To apply, go to prospects.uchicago.edu/register/neubauerintl.
    • Please note that this is a separate program from the Neubauer Family Adelante Summer Scholars program (summer.uchicago.edu/high-school/neubauer-summer-scholars).
  • External Scholarships
    • 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
      • OSSE
      • REACH
      • Summer of a Lifetime
      • Summer Sisters
      • 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.

Billing and Payment

Summer Session Tuition Deposit

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 final balance.

Billing

The Bursar's Office will email all bills in late June to the student’s email address for tuition and fees owed.

  • All bills are electronic; paper bills will not be mailed.
  • Do not attempt to pay your bill before bills are sent out, as the charges may be incorrect.
  • Do not send any payment for tuition and fees to the Summer Session Office or use our website to pay your tuition bill; you must pay the University Bursar’s Office directly using the directions for payment provided on your bill or the Bursar’s website.
  • Payment must be made by the due date stated on the bill (usually within two weeks following the billing), or a late fee of $100 will be assessed.
  • Your required, nonrefundable $500 enrollment deposit, which secures your place in our program, will be credited towards your total balance.

Please see bursar.uchicago.edu/my-account for information about:

  • Viewing your account balance.
  • Understanding and Paying Your E-Bill.

To contact the Bursar’s Office, please e-mail them at: bursar@lists.uchicago.edu.

Tools for managing your account

  • Tuition Billing Dates- Look under: College and Transfer students, Tuition Billing Dates, 2017-2018
  • myUChicago- View your account balance by logging in with your CNet ID and password
  • Electronic (paperless) billing- Receive and manage your bill elecronically.
  • Online payments
    • Make a payment from a U.S. bank account, or
    • Sign up for Peer Transfer to make a payment from a non-U.S. bank account 

Withdrawal and Refunds

Withdrawing

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.

Refunds

Please note the following refund policies:

  • Housing and dining charges become final on June 1, 2017 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 canceled, and the student does not select another course or program to attend in its stead

2017 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.

UChicago Immersion, Research in the Biological Sciences (RIBS), and Arts & Sciences Summer in Chicago 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 20: Last day for 100% tuition refund
  • June 21: Last day for 50% tuition refund
  • Thereafter, there are no tuition refunds for these programs.

Stones and Bones Refunds

  • June 20: Last day for 100% tuition refund
  • Thereafter, there are no tuition refunds for this program.

UChicago Arts & Sciences Summer in Asia Refunds
Program applicants who have demonstrated their intent to participate in the program by payment of the deposit become liable for the full program fee if they do not withdraw by the dates below.

  • Beijing
    • July 18: Last day for 100% program fee refund
    • July 19: Last day for 50% program fee refund
  • Hong Kong
    • July 18: Last day for 100% program fee refund
    • July 19: Last day for 50% program fee refund
  • Bengaluru
    • May 20: Last day for 100% program fee refund
    • May 21: Last day for 50% program fee refund

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 canceled due to under-enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. In the event that a course is full or canceled, 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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