Tuition & Financial Aid

Financial aid applications are now closed

Thank you for your interest in financial aid at Lab

The deadline to apply for financial aid for the 2024-2025 academic year was November 30, 2023. At this time, we are no longer accepting financial aid applications, except for families who are requesting emergency aid (see below)

Late applicants to Lab are not eligible for financial aid. Recruited faculty who are applying to Lab out of the normal application cycle may discuss tuition remission and financial aid options with the admissions office during the application process.

What is emergency aid?
We understand that financial emergencies arise. Therefore, while Lab’s financial aid deadline has passed, families may apply for emergency aid at any time, and regardless of the time of year. To qualify for emergency aid, families must present proof of a recent and unexpected change in financial circumstances that took place after Lab’s financial aid deadline.  Please email and put “Emergency Aid” in the subject line.  In the body of the email, please explain your emergency situation and attach any available documentation. 

Thank you,
Irene Reed
Director, Admissions & Financial Aid
On Behalf of the Financial Aid Committee

Making a Lab education affordable

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. 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 of the deadlines. 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.


FAQs about Financial Aid at Lab

2024–25 Tuition

Nursery 3, half day

Grades N3–2

Grades 3–5

Grades 6–8

Grades 9–12


All applicants must submit both 2022 & 2023 taxes for a final financial aid decision.

Applicants who do not meet published deadlines cannot be guaranteed assistance, even in the case of demonstrated need.

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Questions? Email us.