The Student Loan Administration Office is responsible for processing student loans and work-study for students in the graduate and professional schools and divisions. We also conduct entrance and exit student loan counseling for all students who receive federal student loans, and authorize disbursements of federal student loan funds. In addition, we provide service and collections for all Federal Perkins and institutional loan programs.

Our goal is to service and counsel graduate students with financing their education through student loans and work-study. We are also focused on informing and guiding current students on borrowing responsibly and alumni on available loan repayment terms and options. Our commitment is to help students determine the best options for financing their education. Furthermore, we are dedicated to ensuring that students will leave the university with an understanding of their loan terms and conditions for repayment.

Latest News and Announcements

Notice of servicing transfer for Federal Perkins and Institutional Loans

Effective September 1, 2016

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2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will become available on October 1, 2016. 

Be sure to include school code 001774 on your 2017-2018 FAFSA.


Attending Quarters

FAFSA Available Beginning

Federal Tax Data Used (year)

School Code

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2016-2017 Federal Direct GradPLUS Loan Application Steps

New for 2016-2017

Students cannot accept their GradPLUS Loan eligibility in my.UChicago. You may, however, decline your GradPLUS eligibility if you choose not to borrow this loan.  In order for you to accept your GradPLUS Loan, follow the steps outlined below:

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The Federal Perkins Loan Program

The Federal Perkins Loan program continues to wind down and there are a few changes that will impact graduate students for the 2016-2017 award year. Per federal regulations, new graduate students beginning in 2016-2017, will not be awarded the Federal Perkins Loan. Learn more about the Federal Perkins Loan program.

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Applying for Financial Aid for 2016-17?

Enrollment beginning Summer 2016

  • Complete the 2016-17 FAFSA here.
  • Complete the 2016-17 University of Chicago Application for Graduate Loans and Federal Assistance (UCAPP) available mid-May.

Returning students who will not enroll for summer may be eligible to receive Federal Work- Study in the Summer quarter and must complete the UCAPP.

Enrollment between Autumn 2016 and Spring 2017

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