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Tuition, Fees, and Costs

A cost of attendance budget is provided to students as a guideline to determine estimated expenses for the academic year. The list of estimated expenses is not a bill and actual costs may vary based on expenses charged by the university, such as tuition and fees, room and board, lab fees, health insurance, etc.

Expenses such as books and supplies, transportation, and personal expenses are not charged by the university and are not reflected on the student's bill. The total amount students owe to the university will vary on a year-to-year basis depending on these items and the current tuition rate. Students should refer to their individual bills, which can be found on the myIIT portal.

Detailed tuition and fees information can be found on the Student Accounting website.

2019-2020 (Example Budget) - New Undergraduate Student

Tuition: $47,480
Fees: $1,800
Room and Board: $13,582
Books and Supplies: $1,250 
Transportation: $1,150
Loan Fees: $58
Personal/Miscellaneous: $3,000

2019-2020 (Example Budget) - New Graduate Student (Main Campus)

Tuition: $18,900 (budgeted at 6 hours/semester)
Fees: $780
Room and Board: $10,800
Books and Supplies: $820
Transportation: $2,300
Loan Fees: $218
Personal/Miscellaneous: $3,400

Tuition is the cost of attending classes at Illinois Tech. Tuition rates vary based on the year the student matriculates at Illinois Tech. Students enrolled at the Insitute of Design, the College of Architecture, and the Stuart School of Business will have a different tuition rate.

Fees include the following:

  • Mandatory fees required of all students include the Student Service Fee, Activity Fee, and U-Pass Fee.
  • The U-Pass Fee provides students access to the CTA's U-Pass program. The CTA U-Pass offers unlimited rides for students on any CTA bus or train during the semester.
  • A one-time New Student Fee will be applied to all new students in their first term.
  • The Health Insurance Fee is not included in the cost of attendance, but all students are required to have health insurance coverage through an individual provider or the university. 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 a nine-month estimate for housing and meal plan costs for those living on and off campus during the academic year. For those living at home, it includes a meal cost estimate of $300/month. Actual expenses may vary based on actual housing selection.

Books and Supplies includes an estimate of materials purchased for class. The cost of books and supplies are not billed by Illinois Tech. Students may purchase them at the campus Barnes & Noble. Actual costs may vary depending on class requirements.

Transportation Expenses includes estimates for travel expenses within Chicago during the nine-month academic year as well as university breaks.

Loan Fees are an estimate of the origination fees assessed by the Department of Education for Federal Student Loan borrowers. Loan fees are applied only against the accepted value of a Federal Student Loan a student receives.

Personal/Miscellaneous Expenses includes an estimate of various expenses a student may incur during the academic year, such as toiletries, etc.