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Funding your graduate education

Graduate fellowships, teaching assistantships and research assistantships are awarded by individual academic departments to a limited number of highly qualified, full-time students at the time of admission. If you receive a funding award, you will be notified of the award in your official admission letter. Departmental funding is based on merit and not on need, and every applicant is automatically considered upon timely submission of a complete application packet. (Review Application Deadlines to see upcoming Financial Consideration deadlines.) No additional paperwork is required.

Financial Support

Financial support for graduate study is also available from a number of other sources. U.S. citizens and permanent residents may be eligible for federal student loan and work-study programs. For information on student loans and other financing options, visit the Office of Financial Aid website or contact that office directly at or 312.567.7219.

Payment Plans

IIT offers tuition deferral and installment payment plans. If your employer offers a tuition reimbursement plan, you may be able to apply for a deferred payment plan that will allow you to delay payment until you have received reimbursement from your employer. You must submit an application and fee and a letter from your employer in order to participate. IIT also offers installment payment plans for full- and part-time students. For further information, please visit the Student Accounting Office website or contact that office directly at or 312.567.3785.

Alumni Tuition Discount Policy

Alumni (have an earned IIT undergraduate or IIT graduate degree, are not concurrently admitted to any IIT degree program, or admitted to a law program) who are registered in graduate degree-seeking, part-time or full-time status, and maintain good academic standing, are permitted a reduction of one-third of the current tuition for one three-credit hour course. For more information please visit the Office of Financial Aid website.

On-Campus Jobs

IIT's Office of Career Services maintains an online database of on-campus jobs. If you are admitted to IIT, you can create an e-Recruiting account to search for open positions after you arrive on campus and check in during orientation.

International students should be aware that there are restrictions on the types of employment they may accept while in the United States on a student visa. Please contact IIT's International Center at or 312.567.3680 for additional information.

Career Placement & Planning

Career Services offers resume-writing assistance, mock interviews, career fairs and job postings, information about past IIT graduates' job placements, and many other career-related services to IIT students. Career Services also provides opportunities to members of business and industry seeking to recruit IIT students. For more information, please visit the Career Services website or contact them directly at or 312.567.6800.