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Tuition and Fees

Sample budgets for 2013-2014 tuition (beginning Summer 2013) for graduate programs in Armour College of Engineering, Lewis College of Human Sciences, College of Science, and School of Applied Technology with courses charged at $1,204 per credit hour:

Sample Budget for Full-Time Graduate Students*
2013-2014 Academic Year - Nine credits hours per semester for two semesters (summer not included):
Tuition: $21,672
Room & Board: $13,275
Health Insurance: $890
U-Pass: $250
Activity fee: $220
Books/Supplies: $850
Orientation fee: $225 (one-time fee)
Services fee: $780 (bundled Library, Technology, Athletic)
Total First Year Tuition & Expenses: $38,162

Sample Budget for Part-Time, Certificate, and Non-Degree Graduate Students*
2013-2014 Academic Year:
Tuition: $1,204 per credit hour ($3,612 per course)
Activity Fee: $30/per course
Student Service Fee: $120/per semester
New Student Fee: $225
Books and Supplies: $850

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

All full-time students, occupants of IIT residence halls, and international students on F-1 or J-1 visas are required to purchase IIT'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 or 312.567.7550.

Review current information on tuition and fees at IIT's Chicago-Kent College of Law, College of Architecture, Institute of Design, or Stuart School of Business websites.

International Students

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 IIT can issue your I-20 or DS-2019.

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

1. Bank official's signature and bank seal on IIT's Financial Support Form (pdf). 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 one year.

Financial support documents must be uploaded through the Applicant Portal.

You may submit documents for up to three bank accounts that sum 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 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 IIT 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.