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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.

 

2017-2018 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)* $42,419 $21,396 $2,017 $65,832
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)* $42,363 $21,396 $2,017 $65,776
 
 College of Dentistry



Advance Certificate Programs in Endodontics*, Orthodontics*, Periodontics*, and Prosthodontics* $40,832 $21,396 $2,017 $64,245
 
 College of Nursing



Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
$40,029 $16,046 $1,549 $57,624
 
 College of Pharmacy



Pharmacy (PharmD)
$44,975 $16,046 $1,549 $62,570

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
$28,252 $16,046 $1,549 $45,847
 
 College of Applied Health Sciences



Biomedical Visualization (all graduate programs/levels) $36,328 $16,046 $1,549 $53,923
MS in Kinesiology $29,502 $16,046 $1,549 $47,097
MS in Nutrition $29,502 $16,046 $1,549 $47,097
MS in Occupational Therapy $32,940 $16,046 $1,549 $50,535
 
 College of Architecture and the Arts



MArch $34,070 $16,046 $1,549 $51,665
MS in Architecture $33,070 $16,046 $1,549 $50,665
MDes in Graphic Design $33,070 $16,046 $1,549 $50,665
MDes in Industrial Design $33,070 $16,046 $1,549 $50,665
MA in Art History $31,868 $16,046 $1,549 $49,463
MA in Design Criticism $32,654 $16,046 $1,549 $50,249
MA in Museum & Exhibition Studies $34,276 $16,046 $1,549 $51,871
MS Architecture in Health Design $36,636 $16,046 $1,549 $54,231
 
 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 $37,452 $16,046 $1,549 $55,047
 
 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 $32,454 $16,046 $1,549 $50,049
Master of Energy Engineering $35,312 $16,046 $1,549 $52,907
 
 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences



Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Earth & Environmental Science, Physics and Psychology (all graduate programs/levels) $30,002 $16,046 $1,549 $47,597
 
 College of Medicine



MS in Medical Biotechnology (Rockford)** $24,552 $11,714 $1,549 $37,815
MS Medical Physiology
$38,252
$16,046
$1,549
$55,847

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

 
 College of Nursing



MS or PhD in Nursing $37,064 $16,046 $1,549 $54,659
 
 College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs



Public Administration (all graduate programs/levels) $32,252 $16,046 $1,549 $49,847
Urban Planning and Policy (all graduate programs/levels) $33,252 $16,046 $1,549 $50,847
 
 Jane Adams College of Social Work



MSW or PhD in Social Work
$29,018 $16,046 $1,549 $46,613
 
 School of Public Health



MPH/MS/PhD/MS-CTS in following areas: Community Health, Environmental & Occupational Health, Epidemiology & Biostatistics
$32,716 $16,046 $1,549 $50,311
MHA - Healthcare Administration
$38,546 $16,046 $1,549 $56,141

 

 

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
$29,472 $14,450 $1,549 $45,471
 
 College of Applied Health Sciences



Health Information Management $31,822 $14,450 $1,549 $47,821
Human Nutrition $30,722 $14,450 $1,549 $46,721
Movement Sciences/Kinesiology $30,522 $14,450 $1,549 $46,521
 
 College of Architecture and the Arts



All Programs excluding Art History
$32,112 $14,450 $1,549 $48,111
 
 College of Business Administration



All Programs $31,972 $14,450 $1,549 $47,971
 
 College of Engineering



All Programs $31,872 $14,450 $1,549 $47,871
 
 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences



Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Earth & Environmental Science, Neuroscience, Physics and Psychology $31,222 $14,450 $1,549 $47,221
 
 College of Nursing



All Programs $33,742 $14,450 $1,549 $49,741
 
 School of Public Health



BA in Public Health $31,472 $14,450 $1,549 $47,471