Office of Financial Aid
The UIC Law Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) is committed to helping all law students find the financial resources necessary to succeed in law school. The financial aid team offers an array of federal, state, and institutional programs to help students learn and understand the financial aid process, from matriculation through each year of the law curriculum.
If you are in need of financial assistance, you are highly encouraged to complete the necessary paperwork by the appropriate deadlines.
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UIC Law is committed to empowering students with best practices to use when navigating through the student loan borrowing process. Register to attend two virtual financial aid debt management workshops scheduled for the fall semester, then complete the series with two more events coming this spring!
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Scholarships are handled by the Office of Admissions at (800) 537-4280. All eligible students may apply for student loans after they have completed the FAFSA application.
Automatic Scholarship Consideration
We know that financial concerns are at the top of the list for many students, so we’ve taken the legwork out of the equation. As soon as you apply to UIC Law, you’ll be automatically considered for our full range of entering student scholarships.
Additional scholarships become available after you complete your first year of law school. Through the generosity of our alumni and supporters, we offer a number of scholarships that are awarded based on academic performance, financial need, service to the Law School, and service to the community. And each year, we provide students a list of additional outside scholarship opportunities for further financial support.
Financial Literacy Counseling
In addition to providing full-service financial aid support, we’re proud to provide students with financial literacy information. The Office of Financial Aid has partnered with the AccessLex Institute to assist our law students with challenges and barriers they may face funding their legal education. Our advisors are available for one-on-one counseling related to loans, repayments, and other financial issues.
Other Scholarship Information
When you apply to UIC Law, you are automatically considered for a full range of incoming student merit scholarships. Each spring, current students can apply for all Law School and donor-funded student scholarships and financial awards by completing the Law School’s Common Scholarship Application. Visit our scholarships page for more information.
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Tuition and fees is not assessed by the Office of Student Financial Aid. Tuition and Fees is assessed by the University Registrar. Tuition and Fees is set by the University of Board of Trustees each academic year.
Resident Tuition Cost: $1200 per credit
Non-Resident AND International Tuition Cost: $1500 per credit
**Fees may vary by student**
The Financial Aid team has created a Cost Sheet for students, with estimates of tuition and fees for the current 2022-2023 academic year. The COST SHEET provides students with estimates of what three years of law school could cost. This chart provides students with three-year projections of law school cost if borrowing tuition and fees only (resident and non-resident) and three-year projections if borrowing the full Cost of Attendance for tuition/fees and living expenses (resident and non-resident).
Please Note: If a student is receiving a scholarships this will impact student loan borrowing and help reduce student loan debt.
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The Financial Aid Team is committed to helping student navigate the student loan borrowing process. We understand the financial commitment that student incurs as a law students, therefore we offer 1-on-1 debt management appointments to students to discuss their individual loan portfolios.
The Financial Aid Syllabus provides to students with important financial aid dates and deadlines. The syllabus also provides students with financial wellness tools to help students track their loan borrowing as they move throughout the academic year.
The University Bursar: Student Money Management Center: The Student Money Management Center is a division of the University Bursar, that coordinates educational outreach and services throughout the academic year. The Student Money Management team help students make positive behavioral changes associated with their finances by providing financial education to students, alumni, parents and employees for all universities in the University of Illinois System- Chicago (UIC), Springfield (UIS), and Urbana (UIUC).
For More Information visit the Student Money Management Center
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Our office handles educational loans and loan processing. We do not create refund checks nor does our office handle the billing process. Please contact Student Accounts for these issues at (312) 427-2737 ext. 408 or at email@example.com. Their office is located in the CBA Building, 15th floor.
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Office of Financial Aid
School of Law
University of Illinois Chicago
300 S. State Street
Chicago, Illinois 60604
Fax: (312) 360-2662
Office Location: First Floor (Plymouth Court Building)
Law School Financial Aid Code: 001776
Regular Office Hours
Mon-Fri: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.