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Tuition and
financial aid

Program
Activity Fee
Health and Wellness Fee
Program Fee (single room)
Program Fee (double room)
Summer Term
$339
$50
$7,225 (includes housing and utilities, in-city transportation via CTA, and food card)
$7,000 (includes housing and utilities, in-city transportation via CTA, and food card)
Fall/Spring Semester - tuition of matriculating college/university +
$339
$50
$6,945 (includes housing and utilities, in-city transportation via CTA, and food card)
$6,600 (includes housing and utilities, in-city transportation via CTA, and food card)

Understanding fees

Tuition: Students attending the 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.  
Program Fee: The Program Fee includes a shared, furnished apartment with internet, cable TV, and all utilities; a meal plan, textbooks and in-city transportation via CTA for the term.
 

Activity Fee: The Activity Fee covers a student's activities in Chicago, including O-Week and other programs throughout the term.

 

Health & Wellness Fee: The Health & Wellness Fee covers a student's access to mental health and counseling resources, COVID-19 precautions and testing.
 
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. 

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.