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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.

 

2020-2021 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)*  $44,574 $23,347 $2,017 $69,938
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)*  $45,478 $23,347
$2,017 $70,842
 
 College of Dentistry



Advance Certificate Programs in Endodontics and Pediatric Dentistry* 
$38,279 $23,347
$2,017 $63,643
Advance Certificate Programs in Orthodontic and Periodontic Dentistry* 
$40,556 $23,347
$2,017 $65,920
Advance Certificate Programs in Prosthodontic Dentistry* 
$43,031 $23,347
$2,017 $68,395
 
 College of Nursing



Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) 
$39,506 $17,510 $1,549 $58,565
         
College of Medicine                                       
       
Doctor of Medicine (MD) 
$83,959
 $23,347 $2,017
$109,323
 
 College of Pharmacy



Pharmacy (PharmD) 
$29,990 $17,510 $1,549 $49,049
 
John Marshall Law                                         
       
Juris Doctor (JD) and Master of Laws (LLM) 
 $40,946  $17,510  $1,549  $60,005

  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
$29,684 $17,510 $1,549 $48,743
 
 College of Applied Health Sciences



Biomedical Visualization (all graduate programs/levels)  $37,760 $17,510 $1,549 $56,819
MS in Kinesiology  $30,934 $17,510 $1,549 $49,993
MS in Nutrition  $30,934 $17,510 $1,549 $49,993
MS in Occupational Therapy  $34,650 $17,510 $1,549 $53,709
 
 College of Architecture and the Arts



MArch   $35,768
$17,510 $1,549  $54,827
MS in Architecture   $34,722 $17,510
$1,549 $53,781
MDes in Graphic Design   $34,722 $17,510
$1,549 $53,781
MDes in Industrial Design   $34,722 $17,510
$1,549 $53,781
MA in Art History   $33,358 $17,510
$1,549 $52,417
MA in Design Criticism   $34,086 $17,510
$1,549 $53,145
MA in Museum & Exhibition Studies   $35,708 $17,510
$1,549 $54,767
MS Architecture in Health Design   $38,068 $17,510
$1,549 $57,127
 
 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  $38,884 $17,510
$1,549 $57,943
 
 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  $34,112 $17,510
$1,549 $53,171
Master of Energy Engineering  $37,102 $17,510
$1,549 $56,161
 PhD in Engineering   $29,684 $17,510
 $1,549  $48,743
 
 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences



Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Earth & Environmental  Science, Physics and Psychology (all graduate  programs/levels)  $31,466 $17,510
$1,549 $50,525
 
 College of Medicine



MS in Medical Biotechnology (Rockford)** $27,308 $12,782 $1,549 $41,639
MS Medical Physiology 
$39,684
$17,510
$1,549
$58,743

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

 
 College of Nursing



MS or PhD in Nursing  $38,652 $17,510 $1,549 $57,711
 
 College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs



Public Administration (all graduate programs/levels)  $33,684 $17,510 $1,549 $52,743
Urban Planning and Policy (all graduate programs/levels)  $34,684 $17,510 $1,549 $53,743
 
 Jane Adams College of Social Work



MSW or PhD in Social Work 
$30,450 $17,510 $1,549 $49,509
 
 School of Public Health



MPH/MS/PhD/MS-CTS in following areas: Community  Health, Environmental & Occupational Health,  Epidemiology & Biostatistics  $34,220 $17,510 $1,549 $53,279
MHA - Healthcare Administration 
$39,978 $17,510 $1,549 $59,037

 

 

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
 $31,834
$15,777 $1,549  $49,160
 
 College of Applied Health Sciences



Health Information Management  $34,184 $15,777
$1,549 $51,510
Human Nutrition  $33,084 $15,777
$1,549 $50,410
Movement Sciences/Kinesiology  $32,884 $15,777
$1,549 $50,210
 
 College of Architecture and the Arts



All Programs excluding Art History 
$34,474 $15,777
$1,549 $51,800
 
 College of Business Administration



All Programs  $34,380 $15,777
$1,549 $51,706
 
 College of Engineering



All Programs  $34,278 $15,777
$1,549 $51,604
 
 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences



Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Earth &   Environmental Science, Neuroscience, Physics and  Psychology  $33,616 $15,777
$1,549 $50,942
 
 College of Nursing



All Programs  $36,180 $15,777
$1,549 $53,506
 
 School of Public Health



BA in Public Health  $33,834 $15,777
$1,549 $51,160