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Mandatory and Other Fees

Activity Fee

The student activity fee is a mandatory fee that assists programs directly related to campus activities in conjunction with student organizations. The use and allocation of this fee is handled directly by students via the Finance Board, with accountability to the Student Government Association. This fee supports student organizations' operational, programming, and conference budgets as well as large-scale campus events.

Co-Curricular Fee

The Co-curricular Fee is a mandatory fee assessed to all IIT Stuart students in the fall and spring semesters. The fee supports co-curricular programs that enhance students' academic experience and increase their career readiness.

Graduation Fee

The mandatory graduation fee is intended to cover all administrative costs associated with the application, checkout, posting, and degree reporting processes. Voluntary participation in the main and/or unit commencement ceremonies is provided at no additional cost to qualified students and their guests. Proceeds from the graduation fee do not apply to university expenses for student and guest participation in the main and/or academic unit ceremonies, such as caps and gowns.

New Student Fee

The first-year student fee is a mandatory one-time fee assessed to all new students. The fee covers the new-student orientation program provided at the beginning of each semester and funds first-year student programs.

New Visiting/Exchange Student Fee

The new visiting/exchange student fee is a one-time fee assessed to all new visiting/exchange students. The mandatory fee covers the new visiting/exchange cultural enrichment program, academic advising for visiting/exchange students, and collaborative technology.

Student Health Insurance Fee

Health insurance is assessed to all domestic students enrolled in at least one billable hour and have not provided adequate proof of insurance information to Student Health Services by the waiver deadline. Health insurance is mandatory for all international students on an F1 or J1 visa for every term the student is enrolled in at least one billable hour. Information about this fee can be found on the student health and wellness website: Student Health Services website.

Student Service Fee

The student service fee is a mandatory fee that supports many on-campus departments such as Athletics, Paul V. Galvin Library, Student Access and Diversity, and Technology Services.

UPass Fee

The UPass fee is a mandatory fee assessed to all full-time students. The fee covers the cost charged to the university by the CTA for unlimited student access to buses and trains in Chicago for the entire semester. 

All full-time Main Campus undergraduate students (registered for 12 or more academic credits) and full-time graduate students (registered for 9 or more academic credits) will automatically be charged the U-Pass fee. This includes students at Rice Campus, Moffett Campus, and distance learning students. 

Students that are registered for a co-op or internship, or who are a teaching assistant and/or research assistant, are not eligible to receive a U-Pass unless they are carrying a full-time academic courseload.

Deferment Plan Fee

A deferment plan fee is assessed to any student that chooses to enroll in the tuition deferment program offered by IIT during the open registration dates.

Late Fee

Late fees are assessed to delinquent student accounts at a rate of 2% per month. Students who enroll in a payment plan and make their payments after the due date are assessed a monthly late fee.

Payment Plan Fee

A payment plan fee is assessed to any student that chooses to enroll in a formal payment plan offered by IIT during the open registration dates.

Returned Check Fee

Each time a check or electronic check is returned as unpayable by the bank for insufficient funds, invalid routing and/or account information, stop payment, or any other reason, the payee is assessed a returned check fee.