- Tuition Remission (for courses taken at IIT, including Coursera)
- Tuition Reimbursement (for staff taking courses at other universities)
- Tuition Exchange (scholarship opportunities at some other universities)
- Public Student Loan Forgiveness Information
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.
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.
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).
NEW: Coursera Pathway Course Fee Waiver
Tuition Remission is available for degree programs through Coursera! Prior to registering for the initial pathway courses, employees will need to complete the Fee Waiver Application. Once approved, the employee can register for courses and apply for Tuition Remission through the normal process. This application is only required the first time someone takes courses for an given Coursera degree program.
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.
Illinois Tech participates in the Tuition Exchange program, which allows our employees and their
dependents to apply for scholarship opportunities at other participating college and universities.
Faculty and staff may apply for a scholarship for themselves or an eligible dependent as long as
they a) are in good standing, and b) have attained a minimum of one year of full-time
employment 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). Family members wishing to apply
for a Tuition Exchange scholarship through IIT must be an eligible dependent as defined by the
Illinois Tech accepts applications from our employees and eligible dependents between late
August and late September each year for scholarship opportunities beginning the following
academic year, with specific dates announced in Illinois Tech Today in late August. Eligible
individuals should apply for Tuition Exchange scholarship opportunities the year before they
begin their degree program (e.g., apply in the fall of 2023 for a scholarship opportunity to begin
in the fall of 2024) using the EZ-App on the Tuition Exchange website.
For more information on the Tuition Exchange program, visit their website at www.tuitionexchange.org.
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.
Public Service Loan Forgiveness Information
Individuals employed by a government or not-for-profit organization may be eligible to have certain types of student loans forgiven under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program if all other eligibility and qualifying service requirements are met. While Illinois Tech is a qualifying employer under PSLF, we do not determine individuals’ eligibility for the program. Those interested in checking their eligibility should visit the United States Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid web page on this topic.
Individuals who have confirmed their eligibility and need to certify their employment with Illinois Tech should begin the electronic submission process through that link. When completing the form, please refer to the following guide below.