Human Resources

Tuition Assistance

Tuition Remission (All Employees)

Full-time employees may take a maximum of nine credit hours per semester (six credit hours in the summer) or a maximum of 7.2 credit hours per quarter. Dependent children and spouses/civil union partners receive a full tuition waiver for undergraduate study and a 50-percent tuition waiver for graduate work. Benefits-eligible staff may also audit courses.

Part-time benefits-eligible employees who regularly work between 23.25 and 30.75 hours per week receive 50 percent of the full-time benefit. Part-time employees who regularly work 31 (but less than 38.75) hours per week receive 75 percent of the full-time benefit.

To be eligible for tuition remission, the employee must submit a timely application for each academic term. This benefit covers only tuition for IIT credit-bearing courses taken as part of a degree program. Graduate level courses are generally taxable to the employee. Tuition remission is not available for courses taken as part of a certificate program.

Undergraduate students seeking tuition remission are encouraged to submit a FAFSA prior to the start of the academic year as these students may also be eligible for federal or state grants. For more information, please contact Financial Aid.

Finally, Tuition Remission is restricted to tuition charges only. Students with other tuition-restricted awards such as, by way of non-exhaustive example, graduate institutional scholarships or a portion of the Illinois MAP Grant, should note their tuition remission award will be reduced by the amount necessary to make room for their additional tuition-restricted award(s) to be applied. The university reserves the right to adjust the tuition remission benefit if a student becomes eligible for a tuition-restricted award(s) after their tuition remission has posted to their bill. Please contact Financial Aid for additional information.

HR Policy

Tuition Remission Application Process

You can now apply for tuition remission online! Most staff and faculty will be able to submit the form online for supervisor approval. If you do not see an option to submit the form electronically, it means that your supervisor's information is not on file with Human Resources. You may print the form and request that your information be updated for future use.

To apply for coverage for a spouse or dependent, you will need their CWID (A number)

You will receive an email confirmation when your form is approved.

Complete form instructions for the online tuition remission application

Online Tuition Remission application Note: you must have registered for classes in order for the form to populate properly. One online application per student per semester please (no additional submissions required for schedule changes).

Tuition Reimbursement (Full-Time Staff Only)

Full-time IIT staff with at least one year of service may enroll in classes outside of IIT and be eligible for reimbursement of 100% of undergraduate or 50% of graduate tuition up to a maximum of $2,000 per academic year. These classes may include job-related courses taken for credit, certificates or training at trade schools. Preference will be given to community college classes. Limited funding is available each semester so all requests may not be able to be honored.


Tuition Exchange

Illinois Institute of Technology is a member of the Tuition Exchange, a nonprofit organization of over 600 colleges and universities that agree to a reciprocal scholarship program. Visit for a listing of participating schools and more details about how the exchange works.

Illinois Institute of Technology accepts applications each fall from employees who wish to apply for Tuition Exchange scholarships for undergraduate study for themselves or their eligible dependents. The number of scholarships will be based on the number of students from the Tuition Exchange program from other participating institutions who enroll at IIT each year. In the event that the number of applications exceed available chances to apply through IIT, a lottery drawing will be held.

Faculty and staff may apply for a scholarship for themselves or an eligible dependent as long as they meet the criteria below. To be a candidate for a Tuition Exchange scholarship through IIT, the family member must be an eligible dependent of an eligible employee at IIT.

Eligible Employees

Any full-time faculty or staff member in good employment standing and meeting the minimum one year of full-time employment at IIT by January 1 of the academic year for which they or their dependent is a candidate (e.g., to be eligible for the 2023-2024 academic year, the faculty or staff member must have been employed by IIT for one full year as of January 1, 2023).

Eligible Dependents for Tuition Exchange

An employee’s spouse, or any born or adopted child of an eligible IIT employee. Dependent children must be a dependent as defined by the IRS. Appropriate proof may be requested.

The award is for new first year students and continuing students doing work toward an undergraduate degree, although preference will be given to new first year students.