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Graduate Student-at-Large

Tuition, Fees, and Funding for GSAL

Tuition and Fees 2020–2021

Tuition and Fees displayed are for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Graduate Student-at-Large course* $3,910
Returning Scholar Course (View GSALB RS tuition) $2,330
Lifetime Transcript fee (all registered students) $75

Graduate Student Services fee

Returning Scholars will NOT be charged this fee.


University Student Health Insurance (may be waived with proof of comparable coverage)

Spring coverage extends through to August 31, 2020.

Returning Scholars have the opportunity to OPT-IN for University Health Insurance

$1,522 per quarter ($4,566 per year)

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Service fee for any tuition or fees paid via credit card 3%

* International Students needing an J1 visa from the Graham School may only apply for the Graduate Student-at-Large (GSAL) program and must be registered for three courses per quarter to maintain full-time status.

Financial Aid

GSAL is a part-time, non-degree program. International students must be enrolled full-time (3 courses per academic quarter) to be eligible for J1 visa status. Students enrolled in the program are not eligible for any University grants, scholarships, and most federal financial aid. Student loans may be available through the Student Loan Administration and the Maroon Financial Credit Union. Students are encouraged to explore all possible options. We also encourage you to seek scholarship opportunities from your undergraduate institution’s career services office.


Check or money order: payment and billing schedule information at the Office of the Bursar.

Credit Card: You may pay via credit card directly through the payment options on your my.uchicago student portal page. Please note that a 3% service fee applies to credit card payments.

University tuition payment plans are not available to GSAL students.

University Staff Employee Tuition Remission

Benefits-eligible staff employees may apply for a tuition remission for courses taken through GSAL. The University will pay up to 50% of the tuition for up to two courses per quarter, at either the graduate or undergraduate level. The Staff Tuition Assistance Benefit form should be submitted directly to the University Benefits Office.