The Divinity School is committed to making graduate education accessible and affordable. We offer a range of merit-based scholarships and assist students through the financial aid process.
Divinity School Scholarships
Masters applicants are automatically considered for scholarship assistance. These awards are granted solely based on academic merit as determined by the strength of the admission application. The Divinity School does not offer need-based scholarships.
The Divinity School guarantees financial support for PhD students, awarding fellowships that cover tuition, health insurance, and provide a living stipend for the first six (6) years. The stipend for 2019-20 is $27,000. Students who have an approved dissertation proposal by the end of year 5 are eligible for a health insurance award in years 6 and 7. PhD students are also eligible for up to four (4) summer research stipends of $4,000 each for the first four (4) years. Continuation of funding is conditional on satisfactory academic progress as assessed annually in the spring. PhD applicants who already hold a doctorate degree are not eligible for Divinity School funding.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition and student fees are assessed on a quarterly basis depending on your academic program and enrollment status. See our tuition and fees outline for more information.
Apply for Federal Student Aid
Students may be eligible for federal student aid (student loans and work-study) to assist with educational costs. Students must complete and submit the FAFSA to be considered for eligibility. File the FAFSA online. Our school code is 001774. Contact the Graduate Financial Aid Office for more information.
Students are encouraged to explore external funding sources to support their graduate education. UChicagoGRAD’s Fellowships database is a great source of information to get you started.
Many fellowship deadlines are early. Students should apply for fellowships while pursuing admission. Fellowship selection committees will not have access to review your admission application materials.