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UIC Tuition & Cost

Chicago, Illinois

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Illinois Resident Sticker Price
$31,381
In State Costs for University of Illinois at Chicago
Fee Cost
Tuition$10,584
Books and Supplies$1,400
Other Fees$3,290
Room and Board $12,479
Other Expenses Budget$3,628
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
$45,073
Out of State Costs for University of Illinois at Chicago
Fee Cost
Tuition$24,276
Books and Supplies$1,400
Other Fees$3,290
Room and Board $12,479
Other Expenses Budget$3,628

Residents of Illinois pay an annual total price of $31,381 to attend University of Illinois at Chicago on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $10,584 for tuition, $12,479 room and board, $1,400 for books and supplies and $3,290 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $45,073 which is 43.6% higher than Illinois residents. The tuition charge is $24,276 while room and board is $12,479, books and supplies are $1,400 and other fees come in at $3,290.

All price data is sourced from the 2019/2020 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend University of Illinois at Chicago when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2018/2019
$12,322
Net Price by Income University of Illinois at Chicago
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$10,648
$30,001 to $48,000$11,185
$48,001 to $75,000$13,683
$75,001 to $110,000$20,270
$110,000+$23,903

The average reported annual net price for University of Illinois at Chicago for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $12,322 in 2018/2019. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

68% of full-time undergrad University of Illinois at Chicago received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $13,116 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 30% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $4,975 and 4% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $15,712.

Finanical Aid University of Illinois at Chicago
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $13,116 68%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $5,449 62%
Pell Grants $4,906 55%
Other Federal Grants $924 3%
State and Local Grants $4,675 60%
Federal Student Loans $4,975 30%
Other Student Loans $15,712 4%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to University of Illinois at Chicago, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $34,788. The loan balance of $34,788 is a four year multiple of the $8,697 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $332 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 2.75%.

Example Loan $34,788
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $331.92
Total Interest Paid $5,041.91
Sum of All Loan Payments $39,829.91

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
$125,524
Year Illinois Residents Non Residents
1 $31,381 $45,073
2 $33,578 $48,228
3 $35,928 $51,604
4 $38,443 $55,216

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at University of Illinois at Chicago to be $125,524 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 7% annual increase over the next 4 years which is the national trend.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at University of Illinois at Chicago
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Illinois Residents $464 $1,392 $1,856
Out of State Residents $808 $2,424 $3,232

Estimated cost for a class at University of Illinois at Chicago based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at University of Illinois at Chicago versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

University of Illinois at Chicago Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=145600 IPEDS survey data for University of Illinois at Chicago.