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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.

 

2021-2022 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)*  $44,650 $23,347 $2,017 $70,014
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)*  $45,554 $23,347 $2,017 $70,918
 
 College of Dentistry        
Advance Certificate Programs in Endodontics and Pediatric Dentistry*  $38,355 $23,347 $2,017 $63,719
Advance Certificate Programs in Orthodontic and Periodontic Dentistry*  $40,632 $23,347 $2,017 $65,996
Advance Certificate Programs in Prosthodontic Dentistry*  $43,107 $23,347 $2,017 $68,471
 
 College of Nursing        
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)  $39,582 $17,510 $1,549 $58,641
         
College of Medicine                                               
Doctor of Medicine (MD)* $99,035  $23,347 $2,017 $124,399
 
 College of Pharmacy        
Pharmacy (PharmD)  $30,066 $17,510 $1,549 $49,125
 
John Marshall Law                                                 
Juris Doctor (JD) and Master of Laws (LLM)   $41,022  $17,510  $1,549  $60,081

  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
$29,760 $17,510 $1,549 $48,819
 
 College of Applied Health Sciences        
Biomedical Visualization (all graduate programs/levels)  $37,836 $17,510 $1,549 $56,895
MS in Kinesiology  $31,010 $17,510 $1,549 $50,069
MS in Nutrition  $31,010 $17,510 $1,549 $50,069
MS in Occupational Therapy  $34,726 $17,510 $1,549 $53,785
 
 College of Architecture and the Arts        
MArch   $35,844 $17,510 $1,549  $54,903
MS in Architecture   $34,798 $17,510 $1,549 $53,857
MDes in Graphic Design   $34,798 $17,510 $1,549 $53,857
MDes in Industrial Design   $34,798 $17,510 $1,549 $53,857
MA in Art History   $33,434 $17,510 $1,549 $52,493
MA in Design Criticism   $34,162 $17,510 $1,549 $53,221
MA in Museum & Exhibition Studies   $35,784 $17,510 $1,549 $54,843
MS Architecture in Health Design   $38,144 $17,510 $1,549 $57,203
 
 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  $38,960 $17,510 $1,549 $58,019
 
 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  $34,188 $17,510 $1,549 $53,247
Master of Energy Engineering  $37,178 $17,510 $1,549 $56,237
 PhD in Engineering   $29,760 $17,510  $1,549  $48,819
 
 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences        
Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Earth & Environmental  Science, Physics and Psychology (all graduate  programs/levels)  $31,542 $17,510 $1,549 $50,601
 
 College of Medicine        
MS in Medical Biotechnology (Rockford)** $27,134 $12,782 $1,549 $41,465
MS Medical Physiology  $39,760 $17,510 $1,549 $58,819

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

 
 College of Nursing        
MS or PhD in Nursing  $38,728 $17,510 $1,549 $57,787
 
 College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs        
Public Administration (all graduate programs/levels)  $33,760 $17,510 $1,549 $52,819
Urban Planning and Policy (all graduate programs/levels)  $34,760 $17,510 $1,549 $53,819
 
 Jane Adams College of Social Work        
MSW or PhD in Social Work  $30,526 $17,510 $1,549 $49,585
 
 School of Public Health        
MPH/MS/PhD/MS-CTS in following areas: Community  Health, Environmental & Occupational Health,  Epidemiology & Biostatistics  $34,296 $17,510 $1,549 $53,355
MHA - Healthcare Administration  $40,054 $17,510 $1,549 $59,113

 

 

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
 $31,910 $15,777 $1,549  $49,236
 
 College of Applied Health Sciences        
Health Information Management  $34,260 $15,777 $1,549 $51,586
Human Nutrition  $33,160 $15,777 $1,549 $50,486
Movement Sciences/Kinesiology  $32,960 $15,777 $1,549 $50,286
 
 College of Architecture and the Arts        
All Programs excluding Art History  $34,550 $15,777 $1,549 $51,876
 
 College of Business Administration        
All Programs  $34,456 $15,777 $1,549 $51,782
 
 College of Engineering        
All Programs  $34,354 $15,777 $1,549 $51,680
 
 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences        
Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Earth &   Environmental Science, Neuroscience, Physics and  Psychology  $33,692 $15,777 $1,549 $50,018
 
 College of Nursing        
All Programs  $36,256 $15,777 $1,549 $53,582
 
 School of Public Health        
BA in Public Health  $33,910 $15,777 $1,549 $51,236