Through their service, veterans have developed understanding and skill sets that have uniquely prepared them for the kind of interdisciplinary thinking that opens up new opportunities and offers original solutions—the kind of interdisciplinary thinking that the University covets. At the University of Chicago, they experience a transformational education where diverse perspectives contribute to the classroom, ideas are shared, and debate and discussion are encouraged. Students and faculty come to the University seeking to explore ideas with people from a range of backgrounds. Veterans and military-affiliated individuals add to the diverse perspectives that the University convenes, and also benefit from them.
The University of Chicago supports a range of benefits, military-affiliated groups, recognized student-organizations (RSO) and programming for military-affiliated students seeking education, including:
- Yellow Ribbon Program
- Tuition Assistance and Academic Information for US Armed Forces Service Members
- Warrior-Scholar Project
Students will find helpful information detailed below from the Registrar’s Office,
as well as from these offices:
How to Apply?
The University of Chicago welcomes veterans of the United States Armed Forces, and their dependents, to apply for admission to the College. If you have completed at least one term at another college or university in a degree-seeking program, you should apply as a transfer student. If not, you should apply as a first-year applicant. Learn more about resources and programs for veterans.
No Application Fee
The University of Chicago does not charge a college application fee for veterans and their dependents. Upon submitting your application, please email our office and identify yourself as a veteran (or dependent of a veteran) applicant and your fee will be waived. If you indicate on your application that you intend to apply for need-based financial aid, your application fee will be waived automatically.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact undergraduate admissions in the College.
The University of Chicago welcomes prospective students to apply to one or more programs across the University. All programs at the University of Chicago offer an online application system. Please note, however, that each school and division has its own application, and that to apply to multiple programs, you will typically need to create a unique application to each one. Please read the information provided by each program carefully for their requirements.
Biological Sciences Division
Chicago Booth School of Business
Chicago Harris School of Public Policy
Division of the Humanities
Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies
Institute for Molecular Engineering
Division of the Physical Sciences
Pritzker School of Medicine
School of Social Service Administration (SSA)
Division of the Social Sciences
Summer Language Institute