Paying for College

A UIC?education brings?a lifetime of benefits

The University of Illinois at Chicago is?recognized nationally for its great?value.? UIC students?earn more than many of their peers when they graduate, yet pay? than they would at most other universities.

There are many ways to pay for college湖北快3必中公式,湖北快3必中公式计划公式. Federal aid, loans, grants, scholarships and student jobs can make college more affordable?and accessible to students. Graduate students can?reduce and other costs with , as well as grants outside UIC.

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We're here to help

“About 84 percent of our students receive some type of financial assistance for their educations. In 2017-18, we helped our undergraduates receive nearly $300 million in federal, state, institutional and private funding.”


Kiely Fletcher, executive director, office of student financial aid and scholarships


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湖北快3必中公式,湖北快3必中公式计划公式Scholarships vary by type of student:

  • are considered for scholarships based on their UIC applications. They may submit additional forms for federal or merit-based aid.
  • Transfer undergraduates,?continuing undergraduates, ROTC cadets and non-resident undergraduates have several .
  • The Honors College offers merit scholarships to first-year students based on their UIC applications. It?also awards merit scholarships to transfer students, current Honors College students and others. The listserv keeps students up to date on opportunities.
  • ?can seek assistantships, fellowships and other aid through their colleges.
  • For professional school students and undergraduates, advises on competitive awards.
  • Find and apply to available scholarships at UIC with the .

Jobs on campus

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More than 3,200 students work on-campus, while others work near the Chicago-land area or return to a job at home during break periods to pay for college. ??On-campus jobs are a convenient option and offer flexible scheduling.? Working a part-time job during college can provide spending money, supplement scholarships or other financial aid, and students gain valuable experiences for eventual full-time employment.


The , part of Career Services, helps connect job-seeking students with UIC departments that are hiring. Learn more about the available for students?and?view?the current .


Assistantships and fellowships

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Colleges and other units at UIC offer graduate students the opportunity to teach, conduct research or do administrative work in paid . Assistants receive stipends, tuition waivers, certain fee waivers and the option to buy low-cost health insurance.?While most assistantships are found through individual colleges, some are listed on UIC’s .

Internal UIC fellowships include and?. For specialized, competitive opportunities, ?are available from foundations or other grant-making bodies outside UIC.