Tuition, Aid, & Scholarships
For All UIC Students: Scholarships & Resources
UIC has several offices that offer student aid and scholarships:
For Master's and Doctoral Students: Tuition Assistance via Fellowships, Waivers & Assistantships
Graduate students can apply for scholarships, grants, and graduate assistantships to cover all or part of tuition. Funding options will depend on the student’s degree program, as well as their academic and/or professional qualifications. The UIC Graduate College is a great source of information to start learning about the many funding and award opportunities for UIC graduate students. Please note that some of these opportunities are only for currently enrolled students, which means that if you have not been accepted to a program yet, you are not eligible to apply.
- Graduate College Tuition and Fee Waivers cover tuition and fees to the UIC Graduate College and are awarded on a limited, semester-by-semester basis.
- University Fellowships are awards aimed at recruiting outstanding students newly admitted to graduate programs at UIC.
- The Graduate Access Fellowship (formerly Abraham Lincoln Fellowship) seeks to increase the excellence and diversity of the graduate student body by attracting applicants who have overcome obstacles to achieve academic success.
- The College periodically offers teaching assistant and research assistant positions to graduate students, which often come with tuition waivers or discounts. Positions are offered on a rolling basis and generally require an application.
- The Secondary Science Teaching Fellowship is for students in the Strand A accelerated (one year) track of the M.Ed. Science Education program.
For Future Teachers: Tuition Assistance via Public Grants & Funding
Public funding is available to students who will serve after graduation as licensed teachers. Options include:
- TEACH Grant: provides federal student aid to teacher candidates who seek to become teachers in low-income schools. See the College of Education application for the TEACH grant.
- Minority Teacher of Illinois Scholarship Program: encourages academically talented minority students to pursue careers as teachers at nonprofit Illinois Pre-K to 12 schools; and
- Illinois Special Education Teacher Tuition Waiver: covers tuition for students pursuing licensure to teach special education (including teachers with a PEL who are not currently licensed to teach special education) who agree to a service requirement
UIC College of Education Scholarships
Have a question for us about scholarships, tuition waivers, financial aid? Get in touch:
About 80 percent of UIC students receive financial assistance for their education, with a variety of opportunities at UIC to lower tuition costs. Need help navigating all the options? Ask us a question with this form.