Costs for 2018-2019:

Tuition and Fees per Year



Tuition  $11,660  $23,900
Tuition Differential*  $5,912  $5,912
Fees  $3,178  $3,178
Assessments  $1,108  $1,108
Total   $21,858  $34,098


*Tuition differential varies by program. The yearly differential is $5,912 for the MArch program; $4,402 for MAD-Crit; and $4,896 for MSArch. Within each program, the differential is the same regardless of in-state versus out-of-state status.

For further details about tuition and fees for 2018-2019, please visit the UIC Office of the Registrar. Graduate students who follow a typical course schedule are in tuition range I.


Financial Support

Every application completed by the January deadline will automatically be given full consideration for financial support available from the School of Architecture. The School offers three types of aid: scholarships, tuition waivers, and assistantships. 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. Each year, enrolled students have the opportunity to apply for continuing student aid, including tuition waivers, assistantships, and other awards. A larger percentage of the school's funding supports continuing students on the basis of their academic performance and their overall contribution to the School, meaning students' chances of receiving aid increases as they progress in our graduate program. A smaller percentage of newly admitted students receive aid from the School, while about half of our continuing students receive various waivers, scholarships, or assistantships.
University Fellowship
Deadline: December 15, 2018
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, based heavily on GPA and GRE scores. The award covers the costs of the first year of graduate study, and students who maintain good standing will be highly considered for Teaching Assistant positions in their subsequent years of study.
All applicants who submit a complete application by December 15th will be automatically considered by the School of Architecture for a Fellowship nomination. The chosen nominees will receive a message from the School in January, at which point they will be asked to complete a short application for the Fellowship. Recipients are typically chosen by the University in February.
Priority Consideration for Financial Awards
Deadline: January 15, 2019
Applications completed by this deadline will receive priority consideration for admission and financial awards from the School of Architecture. All applicants who have submitted a complete application by the Priority Deadline will be automatically considered for scholarships, tuition waivers, and assistantships.
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 keeps a list of funding databases to get you started.

All eligible applicants and continuing students are 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 December 1 for the upcoming academic year. For further information, visit