Yes, tuition will be the same regardless of the means by which instruction is delivered. (The university operates some distinct, online-only graduate programs that are only available to residents of certain foreign countries. These programs have specific tuition and/or scholarship arrangements, and these programs will remain subject to these arrangements regardless of any change in circumstances.) Most students will have the ability, if they wish, to take all or some classes in person and/or online. The university shall have no obligation to adjust tuition and fees or to provide refunds or credits in the event circumstances arise that result in a change to the means of instruction during the semester. A course’s number of associated credit hours will be the same regardless of the means of instruction.
Additionally, Illinois Tech has invested very heavily to prepare for this semester in classroom technology, new personnel, testing, plexiglass barriers, and many other items.
It should also be noted that 98 percent of our undergraduate students receive financial aid, and the average financial aid award is in excess of $25,000.
The mandatory fees that you are charged depend on a range of factors, such as what type of student you are (graduate, undergraduate, new, returning, or graduating) and the location from which you are studying (domestic or abroad).
To this end, we have created the below dashboard, which provides you with your individual information (click on the link to view):
To see the full email sent to all students on August 27, 2020, click here.
Illinois Tech will reimburse out-of-pocket travel costs up to $20 related to obtaining a COVID-19 test. A receipt is required for reimbursement, so please save that documentation. We will not reimburse for mileage or gas for a personal vehicle. One reimbursement per student will be granted during the fall semester.
Yes, Illinois Tech still has a portion of the allocation from the CARES Act available to assist students during fall 2020. These funds—called the Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF)—are aimed at providing emergency relief to students for expenses related to the COVID-19 disruption to campus operations. Eligible expenses include food, housing, course materials, health care, child care, technology-related expenses, and transportation. These funds cannot be used toward tuition.
These funds are designated for undergraduate, FAFSA eligible students. Eligible students can apply through the Student Assistance Form by selecting the HEERF option and indicating relevant expenses and any other relevant details.
Under U.S. Department of Education guidance, students must be meeting satisfactory academic progress (SAP) requirements to be eligible for HEERF grants. Students can appeal their SAP status by completing an SAP appeal form and sending it to email@example.com.
Hawks4Hawks was created by the Class of 2017. It is aimed at assisting students who are facing financial challenges in completing their degree. Illinois Tech’s Advancement team has been working to increase donations to this fund during this time of crisis. Undergraduate students faced with financial hardship will be considered upon completion of the Student Assistance Form.
The Office of Financial Aid is available to assist with any questions related to your financial aid offer, FAFSA completion, or aid-related requirements. Staff are available at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312.567.7219, or via virtual appointment.
Students facing financial hardship due to parent job loss, change of income, medical expenses, or other financial situation are welcome to submit a Student Assistance Form the 2020–21 academic year. The Office of Financial Aid will work with students to determine if an EFC adjustment is possible (for federal aid-eligible students) and will review all students for any available institutional aid. To learn more visit, the Financial Aid website.