In 2022, tuition for full-time students at University of Illinois at Chicago was $10,776 a year for in-state students and $25,126 a year for out-of-state students.
On average, colleges raise tuition about 3% each year.
If these numbers sound impossible, remember, the total cost of tuition isn't the final cost for attending college. Many students owe far less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are applied. Plus, student loans can make theprice of collegefeel more doable until after graduation.
International students can expect to pay 25,126 per year for tuition at University of Illinois at Chicago.
University of Illinois at Chicago is a public, state institution, which means it offers a reduced tuition rate of $10,776 for in-state students who attend full-time. For non-Illinois residents, out-of-state tuition is $25,126 a year.
Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. Public insitutions often offer a lower cost of attendance for those who qualify as Illinois residents.
Attending a college where you qualify for in-state tuition can save on the cost of tuition, as well as loans and interest owed. Take the time to confirm your state's eligibility criteria for in-state tuition. Each state has different requirements to qualify as in-state resident. Most states require students to have resided in the state for a certain period of time before qualifying. There may be other criteria as well, depending on where you live.
UIC has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.
International students at University of Illinois at Chicago usually pay around $25,126 per year, before any scholarships, grants or other financial aid.
International students are not eligible for loans or grants from the U.S. government, but should research private or school-specific aid and scholarships. International students with need may qualify for the following types of financial support at UIC:
International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships.
In addition to the cost of tuition, there are other costs associated with college, like room and board, facility fees, and books and supplies. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at UIC.
Housing and campus dining at UIC is $14,400 a year. This number includes the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, plus a meal plan that enables you to eat in the school dining halls.
Meal-plan costs may vary depending on how many meals are included in the plan you choose.
First-year students are sometimes surprised by how much books and supplies cost–and not in a good way. The real cost of books depends on the courses you take and the textbooks, computer programs, or other materials are required.. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy used textbooks and materials.
The majority of colleges also have fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs.
There may be optional fees associated with participating in special activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or playing on an intramural sports team. Many schools offer ways for students who may struggle to participate because of cost can get help covering these fees.
The total cost of getting around in college depends on a few key factors. Will you drive, fly, or take public transportation to school? Will you need to pay to park on-campus? Is the campus small enough that you can easily walk from class-to-class?? Do you own a car, or are you planning to use busses, subways, or other modes of transportation? All of these questions can make a big difference in your transportation budget. At UIC, freshman are allowed to park on campus.
A school's location can also have a big effect on transportation costs. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the other hand transportation in a city might be pricey, but cities may offer more trains, busses and low-cost flight options to actually get to school. University of Illinois at Chicagois located in a urban setting in Illinois, near Chicago.
When creating a budget for college, be sure to consider the cost of things like entertainment, clothes, furnishings and toiletries.
Now, let’s go over all of the costs we've covered, to get a better estimate of what is really costs to go to UIC.
What will the cost of attending UIC be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$14,400|
The total estimated cost will vary depending on whether you are going to live on-campus or off-campus.
Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.
The majority of UIC undergrads use financial aid to to cover the cost of tuition. In 2022, 14,221 of the 22,279 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. UIC meets 54% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $15,880 a year. Around 58% of UIC undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. UIC graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $28,208 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Most Common Loans for UIC Students|
Most students take out institutional or government loans, because they tend to have lower interest rates and more flexible repayment options than private loans. Loans from the federal government can be subsidized or unsubsidized. Subsidized loans do not accrue interest during school, while unsubsidized loans begin accruing interest at the time the loan is issued. If students do no qualify for enough federal loans to cover the cost of tuition, some take out private loans. Parents can also take out ParentPLUS loans, which are government loans for parents who are helping their children pay for college.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) helps colleges determine how much financial need students and their familes have, so they can offer a financial aid package that meets, or come close to meeting, their need. For more information on UIC financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.
Some students may receive grants and scholarships to help pay for college. Unlike loans, scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back.
In 2022, UIC awarded 13,096 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $161 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $3.68 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.
The net price of college is the actual cost of attending a school for one year. Net cost is calculated by subtracting any scholarships, grants or other aid that does not need to be paid back from the total cost. Student loans are not part of the calculation, because they need to be repaid.
Now that we have a sense of the total estimated costs for UIC students, we can subtract the average financial aid package to find the estimated net cost. Net cost can vary depending on a students’ need and the financial aid award received.
When considering whether a school fits your budget, it is important to consider the estimated net cost, not just the sticker price of tuition. Often, schools with the highest tuition also offer the most generous aid packages, so estimate your net cost before eliminating a school because it does fit your budget.
The average amount of financial aid received by a full-time first year student with demonstrated need at UIC was $15,880 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of UIC seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
|Net In-state, Off-campus||$4,198|
What will attending UIC really cost you? The answer depends on several factors.
As of 2011, colleges are required to have a net price calculator on their website to help prospective students and their families make more informed decisions about the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the UIC's net cost calculator on their website.
Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.
Students cannot pay tuition in installments. Contact the financial aid office to verify this and discuss options.
Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to certain groups, to make attending more affordable. Some colleges offer tuition waivers for faculty, staff, and their families , underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, students are usually responsible for housing, meal plans, and other expenses.
Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.
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