Access to competitive benefits helps UChicago scholars build careers, accomplish goals, and support partners and families. From health insurance options and wellness programs to retirement plans and continuing education opportunities, the University is committed to providing benefits that support you through each stage of your academic career.

Health Insurance

The University of Chicago offers a wide range of health and welfare benefits to help meet your needs and those of your family. Medical, dental, and vision plans, Flexible Spending Accounts, and Health Savings Accounts are governed by Section 125 rules authorizing pre-tax contributions. Other benefits include adoption assistance, elder care consultation, and the Employer-Assisted Housing Program


The University of Chicago addresses the needs of parents with specially tailored services, resources, and policies. To learn more about the University’s child development centers, partnerships with area childcare providers, and other childcare programs, visit the Schools & Childcare page.

Tuition Assistance

The University of Chicago Educational Assistance Plan gives you and your dependent children several educational assistance options, depending on your position and, in some instances, your years of consecutive employment in an eligible position at the University. Benefits for faculty and other academic appointees include tuition assistance for dependents at the University and the Laboratory Schools.


Build and protect your financial security by taking advantage of the opportunities that are available through the University’s retirement and financial benefit programs. Review the following programs and resources to get started: