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Graduate school is an investment. At UChicago UTEP, we are committed to helping you finance your degree. Financial obligations can be met through scholarships and fellowships as well as traditional financial aid. 

The total cost of attending UTEP consists of tuition, student services fees, health insurance, and living expenses. An estimate of the quarterly and annual costs is below.



The tuition for the 2021-2022 academic year is $14,000 per quarter. For all 3 quarters of the 2021-2022 academic year, tuition totals $42,000. Tuition is billed every quarter a student is enrolled. UTEP students are enrolled during the Autumn, Winter, and Spring quarters during their first year in the program. During their second year in the program, UTEP students are enrolled during the Summer, Autumn, Winter, and Spring quarters.



Student services fees are charged to students each quarter. These fees cover many services dedicated to enhancing the quality of student life and campus activities, and are used to provide and promote educational, social, cultural, and recreational programs and services for all students throughout the year. More details about various student life fees can be found on the Office of the Bursar website.


Health Insurance

All students are required to have health insurance. Students can opt to purchase health insurance through the University, or opt out and purchase other coverage. UTEP students will need to opt out of coverage if they wish to use other insurance.


Living Expenses

The actual cost of living (housing, food, and other expenses) will vary student-to-student. The University of Chicago uses one standard cost of living estimate for all graduate students. This rate is also the rate used for federal student loans.


Scholarships and Financial Aid

100% of our students typically receive scholarship aid based on merit and need.  In addition to scholarship funds, students may be eligible for federal financial assistance through FAFSA, loans, and work-study.  

There are many external grants and scholarships that are available for aspiring teachers. An exhaustive list of fellowships that UTEP students may be eligible to apply for can be found using UChicago GRAD’s fellowship database. A few scholarships and grants are also listed below for your consideration.


City of Chicago Community Service Block Grant Scholarship: $500 - $3,000

The CSBG Scholarship Program helps low-income Chicagoans finance higher education. Chicagoans enrolled in an Illinois university degree program are eligible to apply. The deadline is typically in the spring of each year.


Community and Economic Development Association of Cook County Scholarship: $500 - $3,000

For income eligible residents of suburban Cook County who demonstrate academic achievement, career potential and educational motivation. Income eligibility requirements depend on household size. See on their website. The deadline is typically in mid-June of each year.


TEACH Grant:

A TEACH Grant can help you pay for college if you plan to become a teacher in a high-need field in a low-income area. You’ll be required to teach for a certain length of time, so make sure you understand your obligation by visiting the TEACH grant website.


Segal Americorps Education Award:

The Segal AmeriCorps Education Award is a post-service benefit earned by individuals who complete approved terms of national service in AmeriCorps programs.  The dollar amount of the education award is equal to the maximum amount of the U.S. Department of Education Pell Grant and may change year to year. Visit the website for more information.