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UIC Children’s Center

2017/2018 Tuition Rates

Tuition & Fees

  • Weekly tuition is based on 5 full days. The Children's Center does not offer a part-time tuition rate.
  • Tuition is charged for 48 weeks unless an optional week is used or early withdrawal is requested.
  • Weekly fee is determined at enrollment and reviewed prior to the fall semester each year.
  • Tuition rates are established each budget year for the following school year. An annual registration fee is also charged.


Tuition rates are assessed on a sliding scaled based upon a family’s gross income before taxes including other financial resources. In order to verify household income and determine a family’s tuition all families must submit one of the following:

  • Most recent 1040/W-2 for each household member
  • 2 current paystubs issued within previous 30 days
  • Additional proof of income will be accepted with the director’s approval

Tuition may also be re-evaluated at any time there is a change in the family's income and financial resources.


Upon the initial decision to enroll a child (and by the end of each spring semester thereafter,) parents are required to pay an annual registration fee. This non-refundable deposit reserves a child's place in the program. Space will not be held for a child without this fee.

Materials Fee

A yearly materials fee is assessed based on the semester enrolled.

Child Care Assistance

The Children's Center accepts families participating in the Illinois Department of Human Services subsidized child care program.

  • Parents are responsible for the initial application (or change of provider), re-determination process, as well as submitting any required documents to Action for Children.
  • 50% of the assigned weekly tuition will be collected until the subsidy is approved in writing at which point parents will be responsible to pay their monthly co-payment.
  • There is a minimum amount that the Children's Center must collect each month, depending on each individual family's tuition level and the number of weeks in a particular month. Any shortfall must be made up by the parent out-of-pocket.
  • Those who are approved at the part-time rate five days a week or those who are approved for a combination of full- and part-time days may have a make-up amount, which will be determined by the director on a monthly basis.
  • If at any point a parent is dropped from the subsidized child care program, s/he will be responsible for the weekly fee determined upon enrollment.
  • The application for the child care assistance program can be found at http://www.actforchildren.org/site/PageServer?pagename=Family_CCAP (paper application) or http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=68333 (online application-must use Internet Explorer).
  • More information regarding child care assistance can be found on the Family Resource page.


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