Financial Aid

Federal, state, and private sources of financial aid are available for all online Master of Science students who qualify.

The University of Illinois at Chicago utilizes the Free Application for Federal Student Aid to determine eligibility for financial aid. The UIC FAFSA school code is 001776.

After you submit your FAFSA application and any additional documents that may be requested, you will receive a financial aid award notification listing any aid you are eligible to receive.

The following major financial aid programs are available at UIC:

  • Federal Direct Loan (subsidized and unsubsidized)
  • Graduate PLUS Loan
  • Illinois Veterans Grant

The online graduate certificate program does not result in a degree, so financial aid is not offered for this program.

Certificate program students may wish to look into alternative loans, also known as private loans. These are educational loans offered through banks or other financial lenders.

For more information, visit the UIC Office of Student Financial Aid Alternative Loan web page. You may also email the UIC Office of Student Financial Aid or call (312) 996-3126.