Cost & Financial Aid

Education is an investment in yourself and your future, and we know it's a big one.

For every student, costs are a major factor in making the decision about where to get that next degree or certificate. Here we provide links to "the horse's mouth," so to speak—the university-level webpages where tuition and fee information is kept up-to-date in real time. We want you to have the most accurate information at your fingertips to make your decision well informed.

Tuition

Traditional BSN

Undergraduate program tuition and fees are set by the university. Detailed tuition information can be found at the website of the UIC Office of the Registrar.

The rates found on this site are for the Chicago campus only; students on other campuses may have variances in rates. Consult the director of your selected campus—Springfield or Urbana—for additional details.

RN to BSN

The online RN to BSN program charges e-tuition rates. Detailed tuition information can be found on the RN to BSN program page.

MS Programs: Graduate-Entry or Bachelor’s to MS

Graduate program base tuition and fees are set by the university. Detailed tuition information can be found at the website of the UIC Office of the RegistrarNursing tuition includes base tuition, differential and applicable fees and assessments.

The rates found on this site are for the Chicago campus only and students on other campuses may have variances in rates. Consult the director at your selected campus for additional details.

DNP and Post-DNP Certificates

Professional program base tuition and fees are set by the university. Detailed information can be found at the website of the UIC Office of the RegistrarProfessional nursing tuition includes base tuition and applicable fees and assessments.

The rates found on this site are for the Chicago campus only and students on other campuses may have variances in rates. Consult the director at your selected campus for additional details.

PhD 

Doctoral (graduate) program base tuition and fees are set by the university. Detailed tuition information can be found at the website of the UIC Office of the RegistrarNursing tuition includes base tuition, differential and applicable fees and assessments.

Certificates

Certificates* charge online tuition rates instead of the range tuition listed. The current online tuition rate can be found at the Office of the Registrar’s website. Students in online tuition programs are not eligible for university health insurance nor can they use the university’s health centers.

* The exception is the post-DNP certificate, which charges professional tuition; please see information above for DNP programs

Financing Your Education

Federal Financial Aid

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, more commonly known as FAFSA, become available each year in October. File early to determine the federal aid available to you. The Federal Financial Aid Code for UIC is 001776.Paper applications can be obtained from UIC’s Office of Financial Aid.

Scholarships

UIC and the College of Nursing provides financial support to undergraduate and graduate students in the form of scholarships supported by generous donors. Awards, which vary in levels and lengths, are made every academic year to new and continuing students, who are invited to apply each spring. Scholarship applications are evaluated on the basis of academic achievement, financial need and leadership/service experience.

Graduate Assistantships

Teaching, research and graduate assistantships for graduate students are awarded by individual faculty members and academic departments. Stipends vary based on the percent of time appointed, with appointments between 25% and 67% eligible to receive a base tuition and service fee waiver. Assistantships do not always cover the nursing differential.