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Estimated Expenses

 

Below are the estimated expenses for attending UIC. Tuition and fees are based on a course load of 12 credits per semester, and are subject to change without notice. The cost estimate for living expenses covers only minimal essential expenditures. Expenses for clothing, recreation, and incidentals are variable, and the cost of travel outside Chicago is not included. Note, the amounts listed in the 'Total' column represent the minimum amount of funding needed for I-20/DS-2019 issuance.

All new F-1 international students are required to show proof that funds are guaranteed for the first year of study.

All new J-1 international students are required to show proof that funds are guaranteed for the full length of his/her program.

Please ensure that adequate funding will continue to be available from the same or equally dependable sources for subsequent years. You may be asked to show proof of this at your visa interview. This proof can come from several different sources (personal, family, university, business, etc.); however, you must be sure to have supporting documents for each of the sources of funding.

 

Click here for more information about obtaining an initial I-20/DS-2019 and acceptable sources of funding.

Click here for more information about tuition ranges, fees, and assessments.

 

2019-2020 Estimated Expenses for International Students

 

Professional Programs

Below are the estimated expenses for international professional programs for one academic year. The length of the academic year varies by professional program.


Tuition & Fees Living Expenses Books & Orientation Total
 College of Applied Health Sciences



Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)*  $44,511 $22,667 $2,017  $69,195 
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)*  $44,594 $22,667 $2,017 $69,278
 
 College of Dentistry



Advance Certificate Programs in Endodontics and Pediatric Dentistry   $36,358 $22,667 $2,017 $61,042
Advance Certificate Programs in Orthodontic and Periodontic Dentistry   $37,852 $22,667 $2,017 $62,536
Advance Certificate Programs in Prosthodontic Dentistry   $39,474 $22,667 $2,017 $64,158
 
 College of Nursing



Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) 
$40,588 $17,000 $1,549 $59,137
 
 College of Pharmacy



Pharmacy (PharmD) 
$45,736 $17,000 $1,549 $64,285

  Programs denoted with an asterisk (*) are calculated for 12 months of study; all other programs are calculated for 9 months  of study.

 

Graduate Programs

Below are the estimated expenses for international graduate students for one academic year comprised of 9 months of study.


Tuition & Fees Living Expenses Books & Orientation Total
 General Programs
 All graduate programs unless otherwise mentioned below
$28,814 $17,000 $1,549 $47,363
 
 College of Applied Health Sciences



Biomedical Visualization (all graduate programs/levels)  $36,890 $17,000 $1,549 $55,439
MS in Kinesiology  $30,064 $17,000 $1,549 $48,613
MS in Nutrition  $30,064 $17,000 $1,549 $48,613
MS in Occupational Therapy  $33,692 $17,000 $1,549 $52,241
 
 College of Architecture and the Arts



MArch   $34,898  $17,000 $1,549  $53,447 
MS in Architecture   $33,852 $17,000 $1,549 $52,401
MDes in Graphic Design   $33,852 $17,000 $1,549 $52,401
MDes in Industrial Design   $33,852 $17,000 $1,549 $52,401
MA in Art History   $32,488 $17,000 $1,549 $51,037
MA in Design Criticism   $33,216 $17,000 $1,549 $51,765
MA in Museum & Exhibition Studies   $34,838 $17,000 $1,549 $53,387
MS Architecture in Health Design   $37,198 $17,000 $1,549 $55,747
 
 College of Business Administration



Master Business Administration (MBA), MS in Accounting, MS in Management Information Systems, MA in Real  Estate, MS in Finance, MS in Business Analytics  $38,014 $17,000 $1,549 $56,563
 
 College of Engineering



MS in Bioengineering, MS in Bioinformatics, MS  in Chemical Engineering, MS in Civil Engineering, MS  in Computer Science, MS in Electrical and Computer  Engineering, MS in Industrial Engineering, MS  in Materials  Engineering, and MS in Mechanical  Engineering  $33,164 $17,000 $1,549 $51,713
Master of Energy Engineering  $36,086 $17,000 $1,549 $54,635
 PhD in Engineering   $28,814  $17,000  $1,549  $47,363
 
 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences



Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Earth & Environmental  Science, Physics and Psychology (all graduate  programs/levels)  $30,564 $17,000 $1,549 $49,113
 
 College of Medicine



MS in Medical Biotechnology (Rockford)** $25,008 $12,417 $1,549 $38,974
MS Medical Physiology 
$38,814
$17,000
$1,549
$57,363

 Programs denoted with a double asterisk (**) are based on range II tuition and fees.

 
 College of Nursing



MS or PhD in Nursing  $37,626 $17,000 $1,549 $56,175
 
 College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs



Public Administration (all graduate programs/levels)  $32,814 $17,000 $1,549 $51,363
Urban Planning and Policy (all graduate programs/levels)  $33,814 $17,000 $1,549 $52,363
 
 Jane Adams College of Social Work



MSW or PhD in Social Work 
$29,580 $17,000 $1,549 $48,129
 
 School of Public Health



MPH/MS/PhD/MS-CTS in following areas: Community  Health, Environmental & Occupational Health,  Epidemiology & Biostatistics  $33,350 $17,000 $1,549 $51,899
MHA - Healthcare Administration 
$39,108 $17,000 $1,549 $57,657

 

 

Undergraduate Programs

Below are the estimated expenses for international undergraduate students for one academic year comprised of 9 months of study.


Tuition & Fees Living Expenses Books & Orientation Total
 General Programs
 All undergraduate programs unless otherwise mentioned below
 $30,772  $15,317 $1,549  $47,638 
 
 College of Applied Health Sciences



Health Information Management  $33,122 $15,317 $1,549 $49,988
Human Nutrition  $32,022 $15,317 $1,549 $48,888
Movement Sciences/Kinesiology  $31,822 $15,317 $1,549 $48,688
 
 College of Architecture and the Arts



All Programs excluding Art History 
$33,412 $15,317 $1,549 $50,278
 
 College of Business Administration



All Programs  $33,272 $15,317 $1,549 $50,138
 
 College of Engineering



All Programs  $33,172 $15,317 $1,549 $50,038
 
 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences



Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Earth &   Environmental Science, Neuroscience, Physics and  Psychology  $32,522 $15,317 $1,549 $49,388
 
 College of Nursing



All Programs  $35,042 $15,317 $1,549 $51,908
 
 School of Public Health



BA in Public Health  $32,772 $15,317 $1,549 $49,638