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TUITION AND FINANCIAL AID

Tuition and Fees
Tuition and Fees

Since The Chicago Center partners with different colleges and universities, the cost of your participation depends on where you go to school and is often comparable to what you’d pay for the same term on campus. If you’re not sure how our program works for your school, contact us at admissions@chicagocenter.org.

2024-25
Semester (2024-25)
Summer Term (2024)
Summer Term (2025)
Tuition
College Tuition
$4,550
$4,700
Program Fee
$7,076
$2,500
$2,600
Activity Fee
$380
$365
$380
Health & Wellness Fee
$50
$50
$50
Total
College Tuition + Program Fees
$7,465
$7,730
Explanation of Fees
Understanding Fees

TUITION

If your school is affiliated with the Chicago Center, then you'll pay your tuition directly to your college or university. Check with your home college bursar to understand their policy on billing. If you’re not sure how our program works for your school, contact us at admissions@chicagocenter.org. Tuition includes up to 16 credits for the fall and spring semesters and up to 9 credits for the summer term. We offer a discounted tuition rate for students who enroll in the non-credit program option. 

PROGRAM FEE

The Program Fee functions a lot like the room and board fee on your campus. It includes a shared, furnished apartment with internet, and all utilities; a food stipend, textbooks, and in-city public transportation. Our program fee is based on double occupancy in a residence hall. Single rooms, when available, cost more than the standard room charge per semester.

ACTIVITY FEE

The Activity Fee covers a your activities in Chicago, including O-Week and several programs throughout the term.

HEALTH & WELLNESS FEE

The Health & Wellness Fee provides you with free access to 24/7 mental health counseling resources from Telus Health, and COVID-19 precautions and testing.

OTHER FEES

You will submit a $100 non-refundable intent to enroll fee to secure your spot in the program. 

Tuition and mandatory fees have been set regardless of the method of instruction and will not be modified or refunded if instruction occurs remotely or via a hybrid model for any part of the semester term.

Do not let cost prevent you from applying or enrolling!

Our program is an urban internship and living experience that'll help you grow, test drive your career, and think about the world differently in countless new ways! Our program costs reflect the unique value of this investment and your education and future. And, with an average of 86% of students receiving some form of aid and scholarships each year, we aim to make an urban experience with us as attainable as possible.

Email your admissions officer to learn more about and request financial aid.

Aid is awarded based on need and merit. Special scholarships and grants are also available to those who qualify. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis while aid is available, so apply early! You may apply after you’ve been accepted to the program. Please allow up to two weeks for review.

Cost Calculator

Use our cost estimate worksheet to get an estimated cost of attendance for the program. 

Disclaimer: The calculator provides an estimate of total program fees. Tuition and fees are subject to change. Additional scholarships and grants are also available.

School-Specific Grants and Scholarships

Many campuses provide grants to help cover some of the costs of your off-campus experience. You may be eligible to apply for a grant with your home institution.  

Don't see your college listed? Check with your career center or off-campus study office to learn more college or university to learn more about how you can use a grant to study with the Chicago Center.

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