Financial Aid

Tuition, Fees, and Costs

A Cost of Attendance (COA) is provided to students as a guideline to determine the estimated expenses for an 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 Office website.

New Undergraduate Students

Estimates for the 2020–21 academic year are listed below.

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

$48,670

$48,670 $48,670
Fees
(billable expense)
$1,820 $1,820 $1,820
Room
(on campus—billable expense)
$8,388 $8,100 N/A
Board
(meal plan—billable expense)
$6,940 $2,700 $2,700
Books
(non-billable estimate)
$1,200 $1,200 $1,200
Transportation
(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 (Mies Campus)

Estimates for the 2020–2021 academic year are listed below. 

Tuition
(billable expense)
$29,052
Fees
(billable expense)
$1,770
Room
(non-billable estimate)
$8,100
Board
(non-billable estimate)
$2,700
Books
(non-billable estimate)
$900
Transportation
(non-billable estimate)
$2,300
Personal and Miscellaneous
(non-billable estimate)
$3,400
Loan Fees
(non-billable estimate)
$216
Total $48,438

Components

Tuition is the cost to attend courses. Tuition rates vary based on the year the student matriculates at Illinois Institute of Technology. Graduate students enrolled at the Institute of Design and 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, Activity Fee, and one-time New Student Fee. The estimate does not include fees charged to some students, such as laboratory fees and university health insurance. Fees for graduate students will vary by program. Be sure to note that 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 Center prior to starting courses. 

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 bookstore. Actual costs may vary depending on course 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 United States Department of Education for Federal Student Loan borrowers. Loan fees are applied only against the accepted value of a Federal Student Loan that a student receives.