Making a Lab Education Affordable
Lab welcomes all applicants, regardless of financial need. Those who wish to apply for financial aid must do so in tandem with the school admissions process, meeting all the deadlines noted below.
Having the best and brightest students in our classrooms is part of what makes the Lab experience special, so the Schools strive to make our educational program affordable for as many families as possible through scholarship and financial aid assistance. Ability to pay is not a consideration during the admissions process. All families are expected to contribute some portion of tuition and fees. Approximately 70 percent receive some discount to full tuition through either aid, tuition remission, or both.
In keeping with long-standing traditions and policies, the
University of Chicago Laboratory Schools considers students
for admission on the basis of individual merit and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, disability, or any other protected class under the law in its admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, educational policies, and other administered programs.
- I am applying for a grade where there are limited available seats. When should I apply for financial aid?
- What is tuition remission?
- What is financial aid?
- Can families who receive tuition remission also apply for financial aid?
- Are there income cutoffs for financial aid?
- What is a scholarship?
- Does Lab have merit scholarships?
- Does Lab have ANY scholarships?
- What does financial aid cover?
- Is there a fee waiver for the FACTS application?
- May I send my tax documents directly to Lab?
- What percentage of Lab's population receives financial aid?
- My partner and I are divorced. Do both of us have to fill out financial aid?
- I have never been married, or my partner is not cooperative and will not complete the FACTS application process. What should I do?
- Does Lab work with outside organizations?