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Visiting Students Tuition and Fees

Undergraduate Courses

  • Tuition: $3,540 per non-language course; $3,225 per language course
  • Student Life Fee (required): $371
  • Student Health Insurance (will be charged if health insurance waiver is NOT submitted by July 18 deadline): $1,054

Housing (room only, optional):

Less than 4 weeks:
Double: $366 per person per week
Single: $455 per person per week
4 or more weeks:
Double: $262 per person per week
Single: $329 per person per week

  • Dining (optional): $224 per person per week (3 meals a day, 7 days a week), available to students in housing only, no other meal plans available during Summer Session
  • Application fee: $40
  • Rush processing fee: $100 (for late applications, in addition to $40 application fee)

Chicago in Beijing

  • Program Fee: $5,700, includes tuition and accommodations in a student dormitory
  • Non-refundable tuition deposit of $500 to confirm attendance due April 1, 2015
  • Visa processing fee: $140
  • Travel arrangements to and from Beijing is the student's responsibility

Billing and Payment

A required, nonrefundable $500 deposit should be paid by the deadline 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 enrolled students. For an overview of the registration and enrollment process, see the Questions page.

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 submit a tuition deposit will be registered at the University and must therefore file official withdrawal requests with the Summer Session Office via email if they subsequently decide not to attend. Verbally informing an instructor that you are withdrawing or failing to attend classes does not constitute an official withdrawal. Students are still responsible for tuition and all other charges 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 the following refund policies:

  • Housing and dining charges become final and binding 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 chooses not to select another course or program in its stead.
  • Tuition refunds for each program are as follows:
    • Summer Quarter Undergraduate Course Offerings and Visiting Students
      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 class meeting when dropping a three-week course and the third class meeting when dropping a five- or six-week course.

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 apply 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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