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Graduate education from Illinois Tech will prepare you for a successful career in a technology-driven world. You will learn from a world-renowned faculty of experts and have access to our global network of alumni.

For a breakdown of tuition and other estimated expenses for students in Illinois Tech's Armour College of Engineering, Lewis College of Human Sciences, College of Science, and School of Applied Technology, please visit our Tuition and Fees page.

Review current information on tuition and fees at Illinois Tech's Chicago-Kent College of LawCollege of ArchitectureInstitute of Design, or Stuart School of Business websites.

Below are some avenues of funding for your education with Illinois Tech. For information on other financing options, visit the Office of Financial Aid website or contact that office directly at or 312.567.7219.

Graduate Fellowships and Assistantships

Graduate fellowships, teaching assistantships and research assistantships are awarded by individual academic departments to a limited number of highly qualified, full-time students (usually at the Ph.D. level) 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.

College Scholarships

ACE Scholarship

The ACE award is a partial-tuition scholarship for Master's level study at Armour College of Engineering that encourages participation in various educational, research, and/or leadership activities and projects that are expected to enhance your educational experience and contribute to your professional competence in your chosen field of study. All applications for Master's level study at Armour College of Engineering will be considered. 

Graduate Pathways Scholarship

Available only for India Onsite students. The Graduate Pathway Scholarship is a one-time award for the first two semesters of enrollment. Full-time students are awarded $10,000, which will disburse at a rate of $5,000 per semester for the first two semesters of enrollment. Students enrolled part-time will receive a pro-rated amount based on enrolled hours. This scholarship cannot be combined with any other Illinois Tech funding and is contingent on enrollment at the Chicago campuses of Illinois Tech beginning in fall 2018. Total scholarship amounts in any given semester will not exceed tuition charges.

Tech Edge Scholarship

A merit scholarship only available for the Master of Information Technology and Management (ITM) program. The Tech Edge Scholarship awards graduate ITM students up to $10,000 in support toward their total graduate tuition. In order to apply for the Tech Edge Scholarship, please submit your application to attend Illinois Tech. The deadline for the scholarship is the same as your application deadline, which you can find here.

Illinois Tech College Scholarship

The Illinois Tech College Scholarship is awarded for four semesters for College of Science students. It is a flat amount and available only for full-time students pursuing master's-level degrees in applied math, chemistry, and physics. The total Illinois Tech College Scholarship amount in any given semester will not exceed tuition charges. 

Data Science Excellence Scholarship

A limited number of merit-based partial tuition scholarships are available to data science students. This merit-based scholarship is awarded to the top students based on consideration of their GRE score, GPA, and academic and professional experience.

Payment Plans

Illinois Tech 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. Illinois Tech 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.

On-Campus Jobs

Illinois Techs's Student Employment Office maintains an online database of on-campus jobs. If you are admitted to Illinois Tech, you can create a Handshake 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 Illinois Tech's International Center at or 312.567.3680 for additional information.

Private Loans

When selecting a private loan, consider using FASTChoice, a compilation of lenders who are selected by our staff because of their friendly lending practices. Once a student selects a lender, the student will need to apply for the loan itself. If the student is approved for a loan, the lender will contact Illinois Tech requesting we certify the loan. Upon certification of the loan, the student will receive an email within 24 hours. The loan will disburse to your account within three weeks of certification (presuming class is in session) assuming no additional information is required by the lender or the Office of Financial Aid.