The Student Services Fee is assessed to support the many services dedicated to enhancing the quality of student life and campus activities, and is used to provide and promote educational, social, cultural, and recreational programs and services for students throughout the year. These include student health, counseling and wellness, recreational facilities and activities, and student programming. Additionally, the fee makes it possible for Campus and Student Life to offer a robust array of student support services. The Student Services fee helps Campus and Student Life support Student Government and Graduate Council to fund Recognized Student Organizations and other student-driven activities and programs.


A robust set of programs and services will continue to be available to students, regardless of their location.  UChicago Student Wellness offers health, counseling, and wellness services, and is serving students through a combination of in-person and virtual care.

The Dean-on-Call and Sexual Assault Dean-on-Call can be accessed 24-hours a day, 7-days a week by calling the University of Chicago Police Department at 773-702-8181 or by using the UChicago Safe App.

Staff at Student Disability Services and the Office of International Affairs remain a critical resource for students. The Center for Leadership and Involvement is collaborating with student leaders and campus partners such as UChicagoGRAD, the Center for Identity + Inclusion, and Spiritual Life to sustain student communities and support RSOs and other student-led initiatives that will take place remotely or in-person, as appropriate.


All students are assessed the Student Services Fee unless they individually or their program of study qualifies for one of the following exemptions:

  1. Exemption Academic Plan : The academic plan requires an alternative delivery that limits the student’s ability to engage in or utilize the services and programs the Student Services Fee supports.
  2. Academic Status Exemption: The individual student is assigned a unique academic study exemption that does not require campus residency (i.e., Study Abroad, Study Away, Pro Forma, etc.).
  3. Relocation:  The individual student will reside over 50 miles from the UChicago Campus thus limiting the student’s ability to engage with or utilize the services and programs the Student Services Fee supports.  Students who wish to apply for the individual waiver may complete their request on my.UChicago go to myAccount- Students Services Fee Waiver. Enrolled UChicago students who are living more than 50 miles from campus for Summer Quarter 2021 may waive the Student Services Fee. Please visit my.UChicago and go to Finances – myAccount to complete the online waiver request.  The online waiver request will available from May 31, 2021 to July 5, 2021.