Student Support

UIC supports learning and personal development

Our goal is to offer students a wide range of out-of-class experiences that build skills in preparation for academics and life in a community of scholars. University of Illinois at Chicago works to remove barriers to success in a technologically challenging and diverse global community.

Academic support

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UIC offers the encouragement, tools and support you need for the best college experience possible. We provide access to extensive academic and student support services that help in your courses and in connecting with classmates. Peer mentoring, tutoring and specialized seminars and workshops improve and enhance your academic experience.

All students are encouraged to take advantage of these resources and academic guidance.

Financial support

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Most students need help paying for college. UIC’s Office of Student Financial Aid can advise you on the paperwork required and deadlines that must be met to apply for loans and grants. They can also tell you about public and private scholarships.

The Office of Student Employment can help you find a part-time job, either working for UIC on campus or for an off-campus employer.

Current undergraduates and professional students can seek help finding scholarships and fellowships through the Office of Special Scholarships. Graduate students can find similar help directly from the Graduate College.

Social and cultural support

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College is more than academics. The opportunity to grow socially and culturally is just as important. UIC offers resources dedicated to student involvement, support, networking and social interaction.

Campus Programs is your source for live events, cultural programs, diverse student organizations and student-produced entertainment.

Students can enhance their learning and development through The UIC Experience, co-curricular programs that focus on three key areas: urban exploration, inquiring minds and community.

The Office of Diversity oversees six Centers for Cultural Diversity and Social Change that provide support to specific populations on campus and opportunities for intercultural engagement among students, faculty, staff and Chicago communities.

Health and wellness

Student recieves a flu shot

At UIC, our students’ health and well-being are just as important as their academic achievement.  That’s why all students are automatically enrolled in the convenient CampusCare health insurance program, which provides basic health services at locations on the west side of campus and on nearby Maxwell Street. Students can also access care at the Family Medicine Center and receive referrals to specialty services.

State-of-the-art fitness centers offer the opportunity to work out, take a class, train with an instructor or get a massage. The Wellness Center provides information, educational programs and skill-building activities to the UIC community. The Counseling Center offers individual, couples and group counseling; diagnostic assessment; psychiatric evaluation and medication management; and referrals to other resources.

Career support

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An exciting future lies beyond the walls of UIC, and we want to assist you in your transition from student to a new life in a career of your choice.

The Office of Career Services provides educational workshops to help you write résumés and cover letters, search for jobs, learn interview and networking tips, use social media in your job search and many more topics. The office also provides guidance if you are undecided in your major or are considering graduate school.

We can also help you navigate job sites on the Internet, find career fairs and secure an internship.

Your new career awaits. We can help make it happen.