The Office of the University Bursar will do its very best to assist you during this time.  Although a walk-in session may not be an option, we can assist you by phone and email. We have advisers available to answer calls and emails during regular business hours. You can also schedule a phone appointment. Just send us an email to let us know of the best times to reach you and we’ll be sure to reach you at that time.

Click on Contact Us or go to www.bursar.uchicago.edu/contactus to submit your inquiry now.

We’ve included a list of Frequently Asked questions to ensure we keep you informed, during this time. 

We hope you find this information is helpful and we look forward to assisting you.

 

We are in the process of updating our Covid-19 information for Autumn 2020 and will provide more details regarding billing and payment by July 13. 2020.

I usually obtain books and course materials at the local bookstore(s). What are my options now that I’m no longer on campus?
The University has partnered with Barnes & Noble and Seminary Co-op to offer free shipping on online purchases during Summer Quarter.  These purchases will be directly assessed to your Student Account and you will remit payment for them along with your regular Student Account payment process.  Please visit the respective bookstore site for ordering information. This service will be available beginning  Friday, June 8 to Friday, July 10, 2020.
I am in enrolled for Summer 2020 and living more than 50 miles from campus, will I be assessed the Student Services Fee?
Enrolled UChicago students who are living more than 50 miles from campus for Summer 2020 may petition for a waiver of the Student Services Fee. Please email your request to the Office of the University Bursar here by June 26, 2020.
WILL TUITION CHANGE FOR SPRING QUARTER?
While all Spring Quarter courses will be taught remotely, courses will continue to fully satisfy degree requirements, regardless of the format and length. The Spring Quarter will count toward completion of all degree programs, with regular tuition rates.

We understand that remote instruction will not be the same as the on-campus experience.  Our faculty and other instructors are adapting their courses in creative ways and taking additional measures to teach and work remotely with students in this changed environment. The move to online education is a necessary response to the extraordinary public health crisis that we all face. We also understand that students may want to exercise their option to take a leave of absence.

HOW DO I REQUEST RELIEF FROM INSTITUTIONAL OR PERKINS LOAN PAYMENTS TO THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO?
Effective May 1, 2020, the University of Chicago has suspended all interest calculation and payments without penalty until September 30, 2020, for current borrowers in repayment.  There is no action required by a student to be included in the payment suspension period, however, you may continue to remit payments to our loan servicer during this period.
WILL I BE ASSESSED SPRING QUARTER ROOM AND BOARD IF I AM REQUIRED TO LEAVE THE RESIDENCE HALLS?
Room and board fees will not be assessed if you are not residing in a residence hall. Visit the Housing & Residence Life FAQs  for more details.
HOW ARE MY DIRECT LOAN REPAYMENTS IMPACTED BY COVID-19?
Effective March 27, 2020, the Department of Education has instructed all Direct Loan Servicers to suspend interest calculation and payments for borrowers in repayment of Direct Student Loans. For more information, visit the Department of Education.
I AM A COLLEGE STUDENT WHO HAS TO VACATE MY RESIDENCE HALL AT THE END OF THE WINTER QUARTER. WILL I BE ASSESSED THE STUDENT SERVICES FEE?
College students who are required to vacate their residence hall will not be assessed the Student Services Fee. If you receive special approval to remain in on-campus housing for Spring Quarter 2020 you will be assessed the Student Services Fee.
WILL THE STUDENT SERVICES FEE BE ASSESSED FOR SPRING 2020?
All students who qualify for assessment of the Student Services Fee will be billed a reduced amount of $125 for the Spring 2020 quarter.
I AM A COLLEGE STUDENT LIVING OFF-CAMPUS. WILL I BE ASSESSED THE STUDENT SERVICES FEE?
Enrolled College students who are living off-campus in Spring Quarter 2020 will be assessed the Student Services Fee. However, we understand that some students may decide to move home and/or away from Chicago as circumstances change. If your situation requires you to move more than 50 miles from campus you may petition to have the Student Services Fee waived by submitting your request to bursar@uchicago.edu by April 15, 2020.
I AM A GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL STUDENT LIVING OFF-CAMPUS. WILL I BE ASSESSED THE STUDENT SERVICES FEE?
Graduate/Professional students will be assessed the Student Services Fee for Spring Quarter 2020.  However, if you have already or intend to move off-campus and are more than 50 miles away, you may petition to have the Student Services Fee  waived by submitting your request to bursar@uchicago.edu by April 15, 2020.
IF I NEED EMERGENCY FUNDING AS A RESULT OF THE CURRENT SITUATION, WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?
Start by going to Emergency Assistance Programs to review your options and learn how to apply for assistance.
WILL I BE ASSESSED THE COLLEGE UPASS FEE?
The College UPass will be offered to students on an opt-in basis for Spring Quarter 2020.  Your UPass will not be activated and you will not be assessed for it, unless you complete the opt-in selection process. More information will be included on the UChicago CTA UPass website.
WILL MY FINANCIAL AID BE IMPACTED BY THE SPRING 2020 ONLINE DELIVERY?
Some students may be impacted by the change. Please visit the Financial Aid FAQ for more information.
FOR MORE UNIVERSITY-WIDE INFORMATION
Visit the UChicago Forward website.
WHEN WILL PAYMENTS BE DUE? WHEN WILL WE RECEIVE OUR BILL FOR SPRING QUARTER 2020?
All students will have an extended payment deadline of April 29, 2020, for Spring Quarter 2020.  Official billing dates have been altered and are available for viewing by academic program.
WHAT CHANGES WILL BE MADE TO THOSE ENROLLED IN THE ANNUAL PAYMENT PLAN?
Annual Payment Plan payment dates will not be altered; however, all accounts will be reviewed for revised amounts for the May payment.  Each enrolled student will be contacted individually by our office.