Financial Aid

Each year, Lab provides financial assistance to help meet the needs of students and their families. Lab does not have a specific income limit for financial aid. Rather, the Financial Aid Committee examines a family’s entire financial picture, including income, expenses and other circumstances.

Financial Aid awards are not automatically renewed. Each year, families are required to re-apply for aid. Awards are recalculated annually based on the most recent financial data.

In cases of divorce or separation, both parents must submit all required forms.

THE FINANCIAL AID PROCESS

ALL FAMILIES: Families may begin the process of applying for financial aid for the 2014-2015 academic year starting November 1, 2013.   

Financial Aid Process Completion Deadlines:

NEW APPLICANTS TO LAB: To receive a financial aid decision along with your admissions decision, please complete the entire financial aid process (including submission of 2012 and 2013 income tax returns) by January 31, 2014. (note: we understand that many families do not receive W-2 forms until late January. If you do not anticipate meeting the January 31 deadline, please contact the Admissions Office to discuss anticipated completion dates).

CURRENT LAB FAMILIES:  Please submit the financial aid application and required documents to FACTS (including 2012 income tax returns) by March 14, 2014.  2013 income tax returns are due to FACTS on or before April 15, 2014.  

All families should complete the financial aid process by the above-listed deadlines. If you have missed the above-listed deadlines, please contact the Admissions Office. Late applicants cannot always be guaranteed financial assistance, even in cases of demonstrated need. An applicant who completes the process on time and is accepted to Lab should receive notice of his/her financial aid award along with the acceptance letter.

Families who cannot meet the above-stated deadlines, or are requesting aid outside of the normal financial aid application window are asked to contact the Admissions Office at 773-702-9451 and speak with Christal Newell.

   

 

STEP ONE: Download and complete Lab’s confidential FINANCIAL AID APPLICATION.     

The completed financial aid application should be signed and MAILED to:

University of Chicago Laboratory Schools 
1362 E. 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60637
Attn:  ADMISSIONS, JUDD 120

Forms may also be EMAILED to: admissions@ucls.uchicago.edu.  In header of the email, please put the following information: Student Name, Financial Aid Application (example: Jane Smith, Financial Aid Application).  

STEP TWO: Create an account (you will be asked to create a Username and Password) with
Facts Tuition Aid ("FACTS"), Lab’s financial aid needs-analysis provider.


IMPORTANT NOTE: FACTS HAS UPGRADED ITS SYSTEM. AS A RESULT SOME PARTS OF THE APPLICATION MAY APPEAR DIFFERENT FROM PRIOR YEARS. PLEASE REFER TO THE NEW LINK BELOW TO BEGIN YOUR FACTS APPLICATION.  IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE UPDATED PROCESS, PLEASE CONTACT FACTS AT 1-866-441-4637.  IF YOU HAVE PREVIOUSLY USED THE OLD FACTS SYSTEM, PLEASE BE PREPARED TO CREATE A NEW USERNAME AND PASSWORD.

TO APPLY TO FACTS, PLEASE CLICK BELOW:

 FACTS APPLICATION

 

STEP THREE: Submit ALL required financial paperwork to FACTS, including but not limited to 2012 and 2013 federal and state tax returns.  When finished, please confirm that FACTS has received all necessary documentation by calling 1-866-441-4637. Note: Please do not send tax or financial information to Lab.

 


     The following organizations may also assist with financial aid:

       SALLIE MAE, INC. (K-12) FAMILY EDUCATION LOAN.
            LAB’S CODE IS 607735
       DANIEL MURPHY SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS (9-12)
       HIGH JUMP (9-12)
       LINK UNLIMITED
(9-12)


QUESTIONS?  CALL 773-702-9451 OR EMAIL ADMISSIONS@UCLS.UCHICAGO.EDU

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