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Graduate Costs and Aid

A graduate education from Illinois Tech will prepare you for a successful career in a technology-driven world. You will learn from a world-renowned faculty of experts and have access to the university's global network of alumni. We are pleased to offer a variety of graduate financial support options to help make your advanced degree more affordable.

Estimated Cost of Attendance

The following information represents sample budgets based on the current rate of tuition for full-time graduate students starting fall 2019; the tuition and fee estimates are based on full-time graduate enrollment, which is nine credit hours per semester. Please note, these sample budgets do not include summer term, only fall and spring semesters collectively.

All full-time students and occupants of Illinois Tech residence halls are required to purchase Illinois Tech's student health insurance policy or to submit proof of equivalent insurance. For more information, visit the Student Health and Wellness Center or contact them directly at student.health@iit.edu or 312.567.7550.

Review current information on tuition and fees at Illinois Tech's Chicago-Kent College of LawCollege of Architecture, and Institute of Design websites.

These figures are only estimates. Visit the Student Accounting Office website for specifics about activity fees, health insurance, and other ancillary fees.

Full-Time Graduate Students for the 2019–2020 Academic Year

Armour College of Engineering, Lewis College of Human Sciences, College of Science, and School of Applied Technology

Tuition Rate: $1,575 per credit hour
Tuition: $28,350
Mandatory Fees: $2,512
Room and Board: $13,582
Illinois Tech Health Insurance: $1,499

Total Estimated First-Year Tuition and Expenses: $45,943

Stuart School of Business (excludes Master of Public Administration)

Part-Time, Certificate, and Non-Degree Graduate Students for the 2019–2020 Academic Year*

Tuition Rate: $1,575 (non-business); $1,725 (business) per credit hour
Activity Fee: $40 per course
Student Service Fee: $155 per semester
New Student Fee: $250
Books and Supplies Estimate: $850

*For a breakdown of the tuition and fees, please visit the Student Accounting Office website.

Full-Time Graduate Students for the 2019–2020 Academic Year

Armour College of Engineering, Lewis College of Human Sciences, College of Science, and School of Applied Technology

Tuition Rate: $1,575 per credit hour
Tuition: $28,350
Mandatory Fees: $2,512
Room and Board: $13,582
Illinois Tech Health Insurance: $1,499

Total Estimated First-Year Tuition and Expenses: $45,943

Stuart School of Business (excludes Master of Public Administration)

Part-Time, Certificate, and Non-Degree Graduate Students for the 2019–2020 Academic Year*

Tuition Rate: $1,575 (non-business); $1,725 (business) per credit hour
Activity Fee: $40 per course
Student Service Fee: $155 per semester
New Student Fee: $250
Books and Supplies Estimate: $850

*For a breakdown of the tuition and fees, please visit the Student Accounting Office website.

Financial Documents

For international applicants on an F-1 or J-1 visa, your financial support documents must show the total amount of tuition, housing, and fees listed above for one academic year for full-time graduate students before Illinois Tech can issue your I-20 or DS-2019.

Illinois Tech accepts proof of financial support in either of the following two formats:

  1. Bank official's signature and bank seal on Illinois Tech's Financial Support Form. Please read all instructions carefully to ensure that each required section of the form is complete.
  2. Original bank statement dated in the past six months showing the required amount in your or your sponsor's bank account. The statement must be on the bank's letterhead and bear the bank official's signature and stamp (bank seal). If your education will be sponsored by someone other than yourself, you must additionally submit a notarized letter from your sponsor confirming their plans to pay for your graduate studies. The letter must be signed and dated within the past year.

Admitted students will submit their financial support documents in the online Application Portal.

You may submit documents for up to three bank accounts that add up to the required total. Complete documentation (as indicated above) is required for each account or each sponsor. Proof of financial support may not include any frozen or locked funding. All monies must be readily available for use.

You may submit your financial support documents after being notified of admission if you wish; however, an I-20 cannot be issued to any admitted student until valid documents have been received and approved by the Office of Graduate Admission. We encourage you to submit them as early as possible.

Immigration regulations stipulate that financial support documents must be no more than six months old at the time an I-20 is issued. If your documents have expired at the time your admission decision is made, you will be asked to submit current documents.

Exception: Students who are admitted to Illinois Tech with valid financial support documents and who subsequently defer their admission to a later term will not be required to submit new proof of financial support. A new I-20 will be issued based on the documents accepted for the original term of admission provided the document shows proof of funding for a tuition increase. If you are required to submit new financial documents you will be notified by graduate admission.