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Tuition, Fees, and Costs

A cost of attendance (COA) 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.

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

New Undergraduate Students

Estimates for the 2020-21 acacademic year are listed below.

Living on Campus Living Off Campus Living at home
(billable expense)


$48,670 $48,670
(billable expense)
$1,820 $1,820 $1,820
(on campus - billable expense)
$8,388 $8,100 N/A
(meal plan - billable expense)
$6,940 $2,700 $2,700
(non-billable estimate)
$1,200 $1,200 $1,200
(non-billable estimate)
$1,150 $2,300 $2,300
Personal and Miscellaneous
(non-billable estimate)
$3,000 $3,000 $3,000
Loan fees
(non-billable estimate)
$58 $58 $58
Total $71,226 $67,848 $59,748

New Graduate Student (Main Campus)

Estimates for the 2019-20 acacademic year are listed below. Values for the 2020-21 academic year will be posted this spring.

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 to  attend classes. Tuition rates vary based on the year the student matriculates at Illinois Tech. Graduate students enrolled at the Insitute of Design and the Stuart School of Business will have a different tuition rate.

Fees are charged to all students. The undergraduate estimate includes a U-Pass Fee, Student Service Fee, aActivity Fee, and one-time New Student Fee. The estimate does not include fees charged to some students, such as labratory fees and university health insurance. Fees for graduate students will vary by program. Be sure to note all students are required by law to have health insurance coverage through an individual provider or the university. Students can waive university health insurance by submitting proof of adequate insurance coverage to the Student Health and Wellness department prior to starting classes. 

Room includes a nine-month estimate for housing costs for those living on and off campus during the academic year. Actual expenses may vary based on housing selection.

Board includes estimated meal plan costs and/or meal expenses. For those living at home, it includes a meal cost estimate of $300/month. Students living at home or off-campus are not required to purchase a meal plan.

Books and Supplies includes an estimate of materials purchased for your coursework. Students may purchase them at the campus Barnes & Noble. Actual costs may vary depending on class requirements.

Transportation Expenses includes estimated travel expenses within Chicago and over university breaks.

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

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.