Financing your University of Chicago education may seem complicated when you first start examining your options. Fundamentally, though, it is a matter of straightforward choices. In addition to seeking scholarship assistance from the department or division for which you have been admitted to, you may choose to:
- Work part-time while you pursue your degree
- Borrow funds from a Federal student loan program
- Borrow funds from an Alternative student loan program
The choices are yours to make based on your current finances, the requirements of your degree program, and your aspirations and plans for the future. The Student Loan Administration office is ready to assist you in making wise choices.
Most students in our graduate divisions and professional schools finance their studies through a combination of resources: fellowships, scholarships, assistant-ships, earnings from part-time work, and student loans. The key is to build the combination best suited to your specific situation. Learn more about applying for funds.
As you choose among the financial assistance options available to you, do not hesitate to contact Student Loan Administration if you have any questions regarding student loans and work-study.