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Welcome to the University of Chicago Net Price Calculator! We're happy you are beginning to explore how to plan and pay for your college education. Using our net price calculator, you can determine your eligibility for financial aid and estimate your cost. Results from our net price calculator will show you how affordable the University of Chicago can be.

Keep in mind that colleges have different financial aid policies, so your "net price" will vary from institution to institution.  If you have special financial circumstances, you may want to contact the Office of College Aid at the University of Chicago to speak with a counselor about your unique situation.  This calculator may not be accurate if you are a self supporting student, your parents are divorced or they own a business or farm.  In these instances, you may need to submit additional information to the Office of College Aid.

At the University of Chicago, we have one of the nation's oldest university-sponsored merit programs. The Office of Admissions awards merit scholarships to about ten percent of our admitted students.  For Chicago residents, we sponsor full tuition awards to children of Chicago Police/Fire officers, and to graduates of the Chicago Public Schools. Not all of these merit awards are included in this calculator. 

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    How does it work? The calculator measures the financial strength of your family and uses other facts you provide to estimate the amount of grants, scholarships and other financial aid that is likely to be available to you. Your "net price" is the difference between that amount and the cost of attendance.

As you use the calculator, please remember:

  1. This is not an application for admission or financial aid.
  2. The results will only be as reliable as the data you provide.
  3. The results are an estimate of your net price and aid eligibility. The financial aid office has the final word on your financial aid award when you do apply.
  4. To apply for aid and receive additional information, visit the Costs and Aid portion of the University's Admissions website.

Completing the calculator should take no more than 20 minutes of your time. You will need to answer some basic questions about your parents' financial situation so it might be helpful to have recent tax forms or pay stubs on hand in order to receive a more accurate result.  

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