NDVS Dates and Costs

NDVS Dates and Cost Information 

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Arrival and Departure Dates

Absent exceptional circumstances, NDVS students should select a visit start date that aligns with the start of a University of Chicago academic quarter. For international NDVS in particular, mid-quarter arrivals can lead to visa delays, administrative processing or questioning at the border specific to why the student is arriving after the quarter start date. Quarter start dates are available below and can also be viewed on the University's academic calendar.

NDVS students are charged tuition and associated fees on a quarterly basis. One day of residence at the University of Chicago will trigger costs for an entire quarter, and these costs cannot be prorated. 

We strongly recommend choosing arrival and departure dates that fall within a quarter to avoid incurring additional expenses. 

Note: break periods in between quarters do not count as an additional quarter of enrollment and thus do not generate additional charges. The "Last Day for NDVS" column below shows the final date a student could be in NDVS status without generating tuition and fee charges for the subsequent quarter. 

Quarter Begins Quarter Ends Last Day for NDVS
Spring 2024 March 18 June 1 June 9
Summer 2024 June 10 August 17 September 29
Autumn 2024 September 30 December 14 January 5, 2025
Winter 2025 January 6 March 15 March 23
Spring 2025 March 24 June 7 June 15
Summer 2025 June 16 August 23 September 28
Autumn 2025 September 29 December 13 January 4, 2026

NDVS Costs

Please note: living expenses are an estimate. As part of the visa application process, international students must provide financial documentation to demonstrate that they have sufficient funding for all costs below. If the faculty/program is providing funding support for the student, those support amounts will be reflected in their I-20/DS-2019 request.

NDVS Tuition and Fees Schedule

Please note that these costs are for individual NDVS students invited by a faculty member. These rates are based on the current academic year. Rates in subsequent academic years may differ. These rates are valid for Summer Quarter 2024, Autumn Quarter 2024, Winter Quarter 2025, and Spring Quarter 2025.

Academic Year (per quarter) (2024-25 rates) Summer Quarter (2024-25 rates)
Non-Degree Visitor Tuition $1492/quarter $1492
Student Services Fee $484/quarter $484
University Student Health Insurance Plan (U-SHIP) TBD  TBD
Living Expenses $6760/quarter $6760/quarter
TOTAL estimated per quarter $10,402 $9818

Students who require a J-1 visa (international students) must document each source of your financial support during the DS-2019 request process. Your financial support must equal or exceed the total cost of attendance summarized above. This page provides an overview of acceptable sources of financial documentation (including any awards from your home institution or scholarships, personal funds, etc.).