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Tuition, Fees and Costs

A cost of attendance budget is provided to students to assist in determining actual expenses for the academic year. The list of estimated expenses is not a bill. It merely includes expenses that are charged by the university, such as tuition and fees. Books and supplies, transportation, and personal expenses are not charged by the university on the student bill. An individual student’s charges may vary based on many items such as housing selection and lab fees. Total amounts owed to the university will vary on a year to year basis depending on these items and the current tuition rate.

2014-2015 Example Budget - New Undergraduate Student

Tuition: $39,975*
Fees: $1,670
Room and Board: $10,900
Books and Supplies: $1,200 ($1,500 for Architecture students)
Transportation: $1,500
Personal/Miscellaneous: $2,000

2014-2015 Example Budget - New Graduate Student (Main Campus)

Tuition: $15,576* (budgeted at 6 hours/semester)
Fees: $665
Room and Board: $14,000
Books and Supplies: $800
Transportation: $1,770
Personal/Miscellaneous: $2,000

Tuition is the cost of attending classes at IIT. As a private institution, IIT does not charge different rates to in-state and out-of-state students. Your estimated tuition is based on enrollment plans provided on the FAFSA.

*Tuition rates vary based on the year the student matriculates at IIT.

Fees include mandatory fees required of all students such as the Service Fee, Activity Fee and U-Pass Fee. The U-Pass Fee provides students with a University Pass, which allows students to unlimited access to the Chicago Transit Authority's public transportation while school is in session. A one-time New Student Fee will be applied to all new students in their first term. The Health Insurance Fee is not included. Students who do not submit proof of adequate insurance coverage to the Student Health and Wellness Department will be charged for health insurance.

Room and Board includes the estimated housing costs for a student's nine-month academic year. This amount is based upon housing plans provided on the FAFSA. Actual expenses may vary based on actual housing selection.

Books and Supplies are materials purchased for class. The cost of books and supplies are not billed by the university. Students may purchase them at the university bookstore, and actual costs may vary depending on class requirements.

Transportation Expenses include allotment for travel within Chicago and assistance with travel to and from the university at the start and conclusion of the nine-month academic year as well as university breaks.

Personal/Miscellaneous Expenses include various expenses a student may incur during the academic year, such as clothing, toiletries, laundry, etc.