City Year University Partnership

UChicago UTEP is proud to partner with City Year, an education-focused nonprofit organization. The University Partnership Program has been established to offer City Year corps, alums and staff the opportunity to continue to serve their community as Chicago Public School teachers. City Year members who are admitted to our teacher certification and MAT-degree granting program are eligible for financial incentives and partnership benefits.

City Year corps, alum and staff who are admitted to UChicago UTEP will receive:

  • A 50% tuition discount, per quarter, during your second year
  • A waived application fee
  • Recognition as UChicago UTEP City Year National Service Scholars upon completion of the program
  • Consideration by City Year as high potential prospective staff with invitations to events at City Year with senior leaders.
  • The option to defer enrollment by one year if the decision is made to stay with City Year for additional time before starting studies. Admitted students who defer are required to submit $250 as a tuition deposit and an additional $250 to defer; all monies will be credited toward tuition once enrolled.

A verification letter must be submitted to be considered for the application waiver. Please send an email to with "UChicago UTEP” in the subject line and include the site where you served and your corps graduation month and year in the email. This letter will be sent to UChicago UTEP’s Admissions Office and added to the applicant file.