Eligibility Requirements

High-achieving, nonresident students who plan to start as undergraduates for the Fall 2021—Spring 2022 terms may be eligible for one of the following awards. These awards are available for up to four years of study if students continue to satisfy all eligibility requirements. Award recipients must be:

  • Nonresident, domestic students, who are assessed nonresident tuition
    • *Only students who are assessed the out-of-state, nonresident tuition rate are eligible for this award. If you become eligible for in-state tuition for any reason, at any time, these awards will not be applied.
  • U.S. citizens or permanent residents
  • Enrolled in an on-campus undergraduate program
  • In good academic standing

Awards for 2021-2022

Merit Tuition Award

To be eligible for this award, applicants are required to be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who do not qualify for in-state tuition. Students’ grade point average, standardized test scores, and major selection are taken into consideration.

Annual Award Value: $8,408

Tribal Nation Tuition Award

This award, administered to new incoming first-year and transfer students who are members of one or more of the tribal nations recognized by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, gives recipients the opportunity to study at UIC for the equivalent of in-state tuition. Applicants are evaluated for the award during the admissions process. 

Annual Award Value: $14,350

Lake County, Indiana Tuition Award

This award, administered to new incoming first-year and transfer students who are residents of Lake County, Indiana gives recipients the opportunity to study at UIC for the equivalent of in-state tuition. Applicants are evaluated for the award during the admissions process.

Annual Award Value: $14,350

 

Other Important Notes

  • UIC tuition is locked in for four years, meaning it will not increase during that time.
  • In addition to tuition, students will be assessed mandatory fees, assessments, and — for some programs — tuition differentials. See our tuition calculator or the registrar's website for more details.
  • The award cannot be applied to tuition during the summer semester. 
  • Recipients of these awards will be notified by email to the addresses listed on their UIC Application. If you applied for financial aid by submitting a FAFSA form to UIC, these awards will also appear on your financial aid notification letter, and will be reflected on your billing statement.