Admissions and Programs

Leading the field in education, scholarship and practice

We prepare students to be culturally responsive, client-centered, and occupation-focused practitioners who will become leaders and advocates in the profession. Our faculty pride themselves on fostering a welcoming atmosphere for students across all degree programs, and our entry-level OTD program is delivered within the dynamic context of our Department and University. The OT department is known for its highly acclaimed faculty and graduate programs (e.g., post-professional OTD, PhD). Entry-level occupational therapy students also benefit from learning in a research-intensive university located in a world-class city. Faculty and students thrive in this rich environment that draws scholars committed to creating tomorrow’s practice.

Located in the heart of Chicago, UIC offers students easy access to a city abounding with opportunities for learning, working, and playing.


Tuition is determined by the University of Illinois at Chicago. You can always see the most up-to-date information on the Admissions website.

Financial aid overview

Finding your education can be complex, but we believe that money shouldn’t be a barrier to reaching your goals. We’re committed to making college affordable by helping you through the financial aid process.

Loans, grants, scholarships and student jobs can make college more affordable and accessible. Familiarize yourself with the options available to you, and contact us whenever you need help.

Scholarships and awards

College-specific scholarships and awards

Students in good standing who demonstrate financial need are eligible to apply to college-specific scholarship and awards. For a full listing, visit the AHS tuition and aid page.

Program-specific scholarships and awards

We offer academic achievement and financial need scholarships and awards to students who enroll in our program. We do not offer scholarships or awards to applicants. View a complete listing of our program-specific scholarships and awards.

DHD/OT Black and Latinx Student Scholarship
The DHD/OT Black and Latinx Student Scholarship is awarded to students in DHD and OT who have financial need.  Preference is given to students who contribute to the diversity of each department, with further preference given to students that aim to serve or do research with Black and Latinx communities or that are involved in or interested in student organizations at UIC that promote Black and Latinx interests in society.

Lillian B. Torrance Scholarship
The Lillian B. Torrance Scholarship award provides tuition and fee assistance for BVIS, OT and PT students who have expressed an interest in rehabilitative activities or studies.

Maria Larson


Understanding the financial process can be overwhelming, but we’re here for you. Reach out and we’ll help you find the answers you need.

You can contact Maria Larson at: