Financial Aid

UChicago UTEP students can expect a variety of financial supports from the program. Financial aid will vary based on individual need and merit.

Departmental discounts can amount to up to half the cost of tuition, according to the financial need determined by FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), the University of Chicago’s Student Loan Administration, and/or any financial support you receive from outside sources. All discounts will be applied directly to your tuition. Prospective students should complete the FAFSA. This form must be completed two times over the course of the program—prior to both the foundations and residency years.

The University of Chicago participates in the following federal and private loan programs for U.S. citizens and eligible noncitizens: Federal Stafford and Perkins Student Loans, and alternative loans such as UC Alternative and GradSHARE. The University of Chicago is also a lender in the Stafford Loan program. As such, prospective students should also complete the Stafford, GRADPlus, and Alternative Loan applications and promissory notes.

As with any institution you should apply by the deadline, which for UChicago is typically the second Friday in May. Early applicants will have a better chance of receiving FWS (Federal Work-Study) monies and becoming eligible to receive support from the Perkins loan program.