The Communication programs follow the standard tuition for graduate programs at UIC. Please check the Office of Admissions and Records Graduate Tuition and Fees
page for updated rates and costs information.
Read about the types of financial aid for graduate students at the Assistantships, Fellowships or Tuition Waivers
Complete the Application for Graduate Appointment form
, and submit all your application documents early (by email
) so that they arrive by December 1.
Assistantships normally include a tuition and partial fee waiver plus a stipend. The full-time equivalent rate for academic-year stipends changes each year but is around $30,000, and typical assistantships are for either a 25% or a 50% appointment. Add the percentage stipend to the current tuition to estimate your total support.
The UIC Financial Aid Office
is the best source for information about how to finance your studies. Drop in or make an appointment by email
is a free way to find scholarships. U.S. citizens and permanent residents can apply for federal loans by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
. The priority deadline for fall term is March 1. Part-time students taking six credit hours can also apply. The financial aid office has information for veterans eligible for education and training benefits.
UIC Career Services
provides a wide range of services to graduate students, whether you seek professional growth with a current employer or want to change careers. Please review the Career Services pages for details.
Get in touch with the University Housing Office
at (312) 355-6300, or see the Campus Housing site. The Chicago Reader
, a weekly, as well as the daily newspapers and Craigslist
, offer extensive listings of apartment rentals, as do several commercial rental sites online.