Summer Session

Summer Session Tuition Benefit Program

For Summer 2021, the Summer Session office at the University of Chicago is sponsoring the Summer Session Tuition Benefit Program (the “Summer Session Benefit”). Under the Summer Session Benefit Program, dependent children of University full-time benefits-eligible faculty, other academic appointees, and staff who are admitted to select Summer Session programs operated by the College will receive 25% off tuition costs for up to two Summer Session courses.

Depending on the requirements of the particular Summer Session program, interested students must apply to or register for their desired, eligible program(s) and request the Summer Session Benefit. If the student is admitted, the 25% reduction is then applied to the tuition charged for the eligible program(s). 

Summer 2021 Tuition Benefit

Program

Audience

Program Structure

Immersion

High school (in 9th, 10th, or 11th grade at time of application)

Over 30 courses offered

Summer College

High school (in 11th or 12th grade at time of application)

Over 35 courses offered

Summer Language Institute

High school (in 11th or 12th grade at time of application),
undergraduate, or graduate students

100-unit and 300-unit intensive courses offered

Undergraduate Summer Quarter

Undergraduates and recent graduates

Over 50 courses offered

Summer Financial Math

Undergraduates and recent graduates

One, 100-unit course

All Summer 2021 programs will be offered via remote instruction, with only a few course exceptions among Summer Quarter offerings. The 25% reduction is applicable only to the cost of tuition (not other fees). As part of the Tuition Benefit, for those programs that require an application, the application fee will be waived. 

In order to be eligible for Summer Session Benefit Program:

  • Applicants must be a dependent of a University of Chicago full-time benefits-eligible faculty, other academic appointee, or staff member at time of application. 
  • Applicants must submit the Summer Session Benefit request form, including evidence of dependent status as specified in the form. 

Current UChicago College Students

  • Current UChicago College students may simply enroll in Summer Business Scholars, Summer Language Institute or Summer Quarter courses through My.UChicago beginning in early March 2021.

Students from Other Colleges or Universities

  • The visiting student application will open in March 2021.
  • Current undergraduates from colleges or universities other than UChicago must submit the Visiting Student application and be admitted to Summer Quarter, Summer Business Scholars, or Summer Language Institute to be eligible for the Summer Benefit Program. Non-UChicago students may start an application here.
    • To apply for the Summer Session Benefit, select “Summer Session Benefit Program” from the list in the CBO Partnership Scholarship section of the program application, then submit the 2021 Summer Session Benefit Request Form. As part of the Tuition Benefit, the application fee will be waived as long as the applicant clicks the Benefit Program on the CBO Partnership page. 

High School Students

  • To apply for ImmersionSummer College, or Pre-College Summer Language Institute courses, high school students must submit the program application found at summer.uchicago.edu.
    • To apply for the Summer Benefit, select “Summer Session Benefit Program” from the list in the CBO Partnership Scholarship section of the program application, then submit the Summer Session Benefit Request Form. As part of the Tuition Benefit, the application fee will be waived as long as the applicant clicks the Benefit Program on the CBO Partnership page. 

The following applications for Summer 2021 programs are currently OPEN for pre-college students:

  • Immersion, Summer College and Pre-College Summer Language Institute
    • Priority deadline: January 20, 2021
    • Regular deadline: February 24, 2021
    • Extended deadline: March 31, 2021
    • Rolling admissions from April 1, 2021 until early May

Visit summer.uchicago.edu for more pre-college program information and link to application. 

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Applications for Summer 2021 undergraduate programs will open in March 2021 for non-UChicago students:

2021 Visiting Student Application Deadlines

  • Regular Deadline: March 31, 2021
  • Extended Deadline: April 30, 2021
  • Rolling Admissions: May 1 - May 15, 2021

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Self-registration for current students in the College will open the first week of March 2021 for the following programs:

  • Summer Quarter undergraduate courses
  • Summer Language Institute

 

The pricing examples below show the tuition-only cost for a student participating in Summer 2021 courses (remote teaching model) with the 25% Summer Session Benefit applied.   

**These prices below do not include the additional costs of application fees, or the mandatory Student Life Fee for some enrolled students.

Program

Type

Regular Tuition-Only Cost

Tuition-Only Cost with Summer Session Benefit

Summer Quarter courses (including Summer Financial Math)

Undergraduate

$4,250 per course

$3,187.50 per course

Summer Language Institute

Undergrad, grad, precollege

$7,500 (300-unit intensive course)
$4,250 (100-unit course)

$5,625 (300-unit)
$3,187.50 (100-unit)

Summer College

Precollege

$4,250 per course

$3,187.50 per course

Immersion

Precollege

$4,400 per course

$3,300 per course

For more information about the Summer Session Benefit Program, or for help determining if you are eligible for this benefit, please consult the University of Chicago Educational Assistance Plan, available here or contact Benefits at benefits@uchicago.edu. For additional information about programs or how to apply for the Tuition Benefit, contact Summer Session at summersession@uchicago.edu or call 773-702-2149

To apply for the Summer Session Benefit, go to the Request Form.

To complete the Request form, you must upload two PDFs of information from the Parent/Guardian’s Workday profile.

  • Proof of dependent status
  • Job details

Dependents Page

Step 1: Go to Workday: https://wd5.myworkday.com/uchicago/d/home.htmld, then click on the “Benefits” widget from your home page.

Step 2: Under the “Change” menu, select “Dependents”

If you have any dependents, they will be listed on the Dependents page.  To save the Dependents page, click on the printer icon on the far right corner of the blue bar at the top of the screen.

This will trigger a popup box that says “Click to download.”  When you click there, it will create a PDF in your downloads, which you can save to your computer, then upload to the Request Form.

Job Details Page

Step 1: To print a confirmation of your job, click on the Cloud widget at the top right of the main Workday screen:

Step 2: Click on your View Profile at the top of the menu that drops down from the Cloud.

Step 3: Click on “Job” from the menu in the blue bar on the left side of the screen.

Step 4: Once on the Job Details page, Print to PDF and save.

Alternate method: To print Job Details to PDF, you may also click the printer icon in the top right-hand corner of the blue box, just above where your name appears.  Then in the Print box, click Clear All, then just select Job Detail

***Please do not send any confidential information on your compensation, salary, or other details***

The definition of Dependent Children in our Educational Assistance Plan document, available here, is as follows: “Dependent Children includes unmarried natural, step- or adopted children, children of your Domestic Partner, and children for whom you are legal guardian."  The children are covered to age 25.  The children are covered if you are eligible to claim them as dependents on your income taxes.

If your Dependent Child is not listed as a Dependent in Workday, alternate options for Proof of Relationship may be uploaded in place of this page:

  • Birth certificate
  • Documentation of adoption, or other appropriate legal documents
  • Page one of your most recent federal or state tax return, which must show the child(ren) claimed as a dependent (please redact/cross out wage and social security number information)