Funding

As a graduate student who will borrow loan funds, you are required to complete the entrance loan counseling process before your student loan funds can be disbursed. You only need to complete this requirement once during your enrollment at the University.

Eligibility Criteria

As a potential loan borrower, you are required to meet certain eligibility criteria in order to apply for funds. There are various prerequisites for Federal, non-Federal, and Alternative loans; also, work-study funding has particular stipulations you must abide by. Learn more.

Type of Funds

There are a number of funding options available to you. Loans, Work-study, scholarships, grants, and other funding are accessible ways to help you pay for your education at the University of Chicago. Learn more.

Applying for Funds

When applying for funds, there are a number of steps you will need to adhere to. Please read and follow the instructions in this section very carefully so that you will understand how to the process works and what actions you are required to take. Learn more.

Receiving Your Funds

After applying for funds, your disbursements may vary depending on which type of loan is it. Please read this section carefully to understand how you’ll receive your funds. Learn more.

Adding & Canceling Funds

If you find yourself needing to borrow more funds or cancel your funds, please read and follow the instructions in this section very carefully. You can also appeal your financial assistance decision. Learn more.

Maintaining Eligibility

In order for you to continue receiving student aid, you are required to make satisfactory academic progress (SAP) while you pursue a degree at the University. This section will provide you with the three ways to maintaining SAP and a full description on the policy. Learn more.

Withdrawing or Leave of Absence

If you’re thinking about taking a leave of absence or withdrawing from the University, there are a number of things you need to know before you make the decision. Please read and follow the instructions in this section very carefully so that you will understand how the process works and what actions you are required to take. Learn more.