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.

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.