Tuition and Fees per Year*



Tuition  $11,480  $23,720
Tuition Differential  $5,818  $5,818
Fees  $3,178  $3,178
Assessments  $1,094  $1,094
Total   $21,570  $33,810


*$5,818 is the yearly tuition differential for the MArch program. The yearly differential is $4,402 for MAD-Crit and $4,818 for MSArch.

For further details about tuition and fees, please visit the UIC Office of the Registrar.


Financial Support

Every application completed by the January deadline will be considered automatically for scholarships, tuition waivers, or assistantships available through the School of Architecture at the time of the admission decision. Awards are open to all domestic and international graduate applicants and no separate application process is required. Aid for incoming students is merit-based and highly competitive. Enrolled students have the opportunity each year of the program to apply for continuing student aid, including tuition waivers, assistantships, and other awards. A larger percentage of the school's funding supports many of its continuing students based on their academic performance and their overall contribution to the School. Approximately 10 percent of newly admitted students receive aid in the form of a tuition waiver or scholarship, etc., whereas more than 40 percent of our continuing students receive various waivers, scholarships, or assistantships.

Deadline: December 15, 2017
The School of Architecture may nominate up to three applicants each year for this university-wide competition. The University Fellowship is granted to only a few incoming students across all disciplines at UIC who are of the highest academic standing. This award covers the first year of graduate study and students who maintain good standing will be highly considered for a Teaching Assistant position in their subsequent years of study.
Priority Consideration for Financial Awards
Deadline: January 15, 2018
Applications completed by this deadline will receive priority consideration for admission and financial awards from the School of Architecture.


External Resources

There are resources at the University to help students navigate any potential opportunities related to scholarships and aid, but it is the responsibility of each student to actively explore all funding options. Prospective students are encouraged to supplement their potential graduate funding by searching for external scholarships (i.e., those beyond what the School or University offers). The Graduate College provides a good resource of funding databases to get you started.

All eligible applicants and continuing students are strongly advised to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as it becomes available (October 1). The FAFSA should be submitted by UIC's priority deadline of February 15 for the upcoming academic year. To apply, visit