Finances and Term Dates
Spring 2022 - Fall 2022


Spring 2022: January 5 - April 29

Summer 2022: June 8 - July 27

Fall 2022: August 21 - December 9


Semester: home college tuition + $5,800 residency fee + $300 activity fee

Summer: $5,900 (includes tuition and residency fee)

understanding Fees

Tuition: Students attending Chicago Center for Urban Life and Culture (CCULC) for a semester pay tuition to their college/university of matriculation. CCULC bills the college/university of matriculation the advertised full-time semester tuition for credits earned from the partner college while the student is at CCULC. Chicago Center has limited scholarship funds available and works with each student to match institutional scholarships and financial aid. Most students pay the same tuition amount they do when studying on campus. 
The Chicago Center works with students who have low tuition costs on a case-by-case basis according to availability of scholarship funds and financial aid at the student's home institution and the Chicago Center.
The summer session is billed at a flat rate and includes all expenses related to attendance. Chicago Center's scholarship matching policy does not apply to this term.  
City Residency Fee:  The City Residency Fee includes a shared, furnished apartment with internet, cable TV,  and all utilities; a meal plan, , textbooks and in-city transportation for the term.

Activity Fee: The Activity Fee covers the costs of O-Week

Other Fees: Students will pay a $50 application fee and submit a non-refundable $100 intent to enroll fee to secure their spot in the program. Students also pay a refundable security deposit of $100 is due upon arrival in Chicago.

Do not let these fees prevent you from applying or enrolling in the Chicago Center. Please reach out to your admissions officer with any questions or fee waiver requests.