Tuition and Fees per Semester*
*2016-17 estimates for the MArch Program for full-time study. The tuition differentials for the MSArch are $2,409 and $2,201 for the MAD-Crit. All other amounts remain the same. For further details, visit the UIC Registrar.
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 30 percent of our continuing students receive various waivers, scholarships, or assistantships.
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 (January 1). The FAFSA should be submitted by UIC's priority deadline of March 1 for the upcoming academic year. To apply, visit www.uic.edu/depts/financialaid/apply.shtml.