Master of Liberal Arts Tuition and Financial Aid


$4,050 per course (2023-2024 academic year)

Total program tuition:
$36,450 (based on taking nine courses in the current academic year)

Tuition is subject to change.

The cost of books varies by course, but is typically under $100. For many courses, texts are also available online free of cost.

You can find details about funding your graduate education, including payment plans, on the UChicago Office of the Bursar’s website.

Financial Aid


Merit scholarships are available for eligible applicants. Once you apply to the program, you will automatically be considered for a scholarship. For the best chance to qualify, we highly encourage applying early.

Student Loans

Students who are enrolled in at least two courses each quarter are eligible to apply for federal student loans. To apply for federal aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

UChicago FASFA code: 001774

Students who are enrolled in one course per quarter, as well as international students, may consider taking out private loans. Visit the UChicago financial aid website for more information

Employer Tuition Reimbursement

Many organizations provide tuition reimbursement benefits to their employees. Check with your organization to learn about the benefits available to you. This program builds skills that are valued by a wide range of employers such as critical thinking, strategic thinking, communication, writing, listening, understanding others’ perspectives, creativity, problem solving, and adaptability to change.

University Staff Employee Tuition Remission

Benefits-eligible UChicago staff employees may apply for tuition remission. The University will pay up to 50% of the tuition for up to two courses per quarter. Please submit the Staff Tuition Assistance Benefit form directly to the University Benefits Office.

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