We understand that the high cost of attending medical school can seem overwhelming for students especially when looking at cumulative debt by the time of graduation. We aim to recruit the best candidates for our medical school, and it is important for us to find ways to limit the potential debt burden and not have cost be an obstacle to a high quality education. As a state institution, we have an in-state tuition rate that is lower than our private peer schools in the area. Most students enrolling at the University of Illinois College of Medicine (UICOM) rely primarily on financial aid to fund their medical school education. Our Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) will work with students individually to try to make the process of funding their education as free from stress as possible.
For the cost of attendance and to learn more about the financial aid process, please visit ourfinancial aid website.
At UICOM, fundraising for scholarships to make medical education more affordable is our priority. Students are not required to submit an additional application to be considered for scholarships. For the cost of attendance and to learn amore about the financial aid process, please visit ourInstitutional Scholarships page.
College of Medicine Scholarship
The College of Medicine Scholarship is offered to candidates who optimally embody the characteristics of a UICOM student. The ideal candidates will have demonstrated tenacity, perseverance, mettle, and resolution. The awardee must remain in good professional and academic standing within UICOM.
The Research Scholarship is offered to candidates who have demonstrated excellence in research as evidenced by participating in research that has led to dissemination (presentation, poster, abstract, manuscript) of new knowledge. Preference is given to the student with longitudinal engagement and a high level of involvement (primary presenter, first author, etc.). The awardee must remain in good professional and academic standing within UICOM.
Social Engagement Scholarship
The Social Engagement Scholarship is offered to candidates who have demonstrated excellence in community and social engagement as evidenced by a high level of commitment to volunteer work or other community engagement. Preference is given to involvement in areas of interest to the UICOM (promotion of health equity, promotion of pipeline programs to careers in medicine, advancing social justice endeavors, addressing diversity and inclusion). The awardee must remain in good professional and academic standing within UICOM.
The Dean’s Scholarship is offered to the exceptional candidate who has demonstrated academic excellence and: has contributed significantly to scientific advancement, has contributed significantly to community and social engagement, and embodies the ideal characteristics of a UICOM student. The awardee must remain in good professional and academic standing within UICOM.
The Sweeney Academic Scholarship is offered to candidates who exhibit excellence in scholastic achievement as demonstrated by high academic performance in undergraduate/graduate work, high performance on the MCAT, and meaningful contributions to the advancement of science and medicine. The awardee must remain in good professional and academic standing within UICOM.