Tuition, Fees & Funding

Program Costs

Participants in University of Chicago Study Abroad programs pay the same tuition as if they were on campus, plus a non-refundable study abroad administrative fee and, in most cases, a program fee set by the College. Each program fee includes housing and subsidizes the cost of excursions and instruction; please visit the specific program pages for precise fees. Financial Aid and Scholarship & Grant opportunities are available.

All charges, except for the administrative fee, are billed by and paid to the University of Chicago Bursar. For one-quarter programs the charges are applied solely to that quarter’s bill. For academic-year programs the administrative fee is billed in the first quarter of the program only. Participants in Chicago-sponsored programs abroad are not charged Chicago’s Student Life fee during the quarter(s) of their participation. 

Non-refundable Study Abroad Administrative Fee

This is a one-time fee used to cover administrative costs for Study Abroad. It is assessed only once, regardless of the length of a student's program. Once admitted, students are expected to sign an Admission Acceptance form and submit it along with the administrative fee.

Cancellation/Withdrawal Policy

Withdrawal requests must be submitted in writing to the Office of Study Abroad. Participants who cancel or withdraw from a University of Chicago Study Abroad program for any reason will not be reimbursed for any expenses, including the non-refundable administrative fee. Please see the Withdrawal Policy for further information, including the withdrawal form and the schedule for additional fees that will be assessed according to the timing of a withdrawal.