Tuition, Scholarships, & Billing

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Tuition, Scholarships, & Billing for Visiting Students

Tuition & Fees

Undergraduate Courses Costs


  • Application Fee:
    • May 1 Deadline: $50
    • June 15 Deadline: $100 will be added for late registrations for a total of $150. Housing is not available for late applications. Late applications will not be accepted from International Students.
  • Tuition:
    • $3,875 per course
    • $500 deposit required to confirm enrollment in courses and housing; this deposit will be applied to your final bill.
  • Student Life Fee:
    • $389*


  • Housing:
    • Single: $413 per week per person
    • Double: $338 per week per person
  • Dining (Optional for Residential Students):
    • $249 per week per person (3 meals a day, 7 days a week)
    • Available to students in housing only.
  • Student Health Insurance:
    • Cost is dependent on length of study; from $204 per 3 week session to $612 for 9 weeks.
    • Students who cannot prove that they have adequate health care coverage in the US must enroll in the University Student Health Insurance (U-SHIP) plan and will be billed accordingly.

Chicago in Beijing Costs


  • Program Fee:
    • $5,700
    • Includes tuition and accommodations in a student dormitory (does not include dining)
    • Travel Arrangements to and from Beijing are the student's responsibility.
    • A $500 deposit will be due by April 3, 2017, and will be applied towards the final bill.


Urban Studies program only
Competitive, merit-based scholarship awards will be awarded. To apply, you will need to supply the following additional materials as part of your application:

  • Two (2) letters of recommendation, one (1) from faculty members who have taught you and one (1) from someone who can speak to your community/civic involvement and leadership qualities
  • 150-word statement about your urban research interests

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. Students are still responsible for tuition and all other charges if they have not officially withdrawn.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: Verbally informing an instructor that you are withdrawing or failing to attend classes does not constitute an official withdrawal.


  • Housing and dining charges become final and binding on June 1, 2017 and cannot be refunded or reduced after this date, even if a student does not attend.
  • All fees (e.g., Registration 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.
  • 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 class meeting when dropping a three-week course and the third class meeting when dropping a five- or six-week course.
  • Chicago in Beijing Refunds:
    Students must email to request a drop. 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 June 1, 2017 become fully liable for all costs.
  • Urban Studies Refunds:
    Students must email to request a drop. Students wanting 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, 2017: Last day for 100% tuition refund
    • June 21, 2017: Last day for 50% tuition refund
    • Thereafter, there are no tuition refunds for this program.

Billing and Payment

Summer Session Tuition Deposit: A required, nonrefundable $500 deposit should be paid by the deadline on your student confirmation form; this deposit will be credited towards your final balance.

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 2017, enrollment in U-SHIP cost $204 for 3 weeks to $612 for 9 weeks.

Information on how to enroll in U-SHIP or waive the required coverage will be sent to admitted students.

The Bursar's Office: UChicago’s Bursar will post account balances and payment instructions on the student accounts. Payment in full 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. Paper bills will not be mailed. To contact the Bursar's Office, please email them at: Do not send any payment for tuition and fees to the Summer Session Office.

Tools for managing your account:

  • Tuition Billing Dates — College and Transfer Students, Tuition Billing Dates, 2016-2017
  • myUChicago: View your account balance by logging in using your CNET ID and password
  • Electronic (paperless) billing: Receive and manage your bill electronically.
  • Online payments:
    • Make a payment from a United States bank account, or
    • Sign up for Peer Transfer to make a payment from a non-U.S. bank account

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 register 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 registration fee.

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