Shimer College

What It Costs

The cost of college is an investment in your future. Let us help you understand that investment.

At Shimer, we realize that the cost of a college education can be a sensitive subject for many families. When comparing college costs, remember that what you see is the “sticker price.” Financial Aid can substantially offset the required tuition and fees. Payment plans are also available through our Business Office. Applying early and completing your FAFSA promptly can help insure that you don’t miss out on important scholarship opportunities, and discussing your situation with the Office of Financial Aid may help you find resources that you didn’t know were available.

Remember, we’re here to help.

Tuition and Fee Schedule: July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017

FULL TIME STUDENTS

YEAR

SEMESTER

Tuition: Full-Time
12-18 credits
$31,000 $15,500
Tuition: Overload
Per credit hour over 18 credits
 - $1,130
Book Fee
Per credit hour for all students
 - $55
Supernumerary Area Comp Fee² - $100

Enrollment Deposit
One-time deposit for new students. Non-refundable; applied to first semester tuition.

 - $210
Orientation Fee
One-time fee from new students
 - $260
Technology Fee
Paid by students enrolled in one or more classes. Non-refundable.
 $470 $235
Student Services Fee: Full-Time³
12+ credits
 $2,050 $1,025

Chicago Transit (CTA) UPASS⁴
Charged once per semester for full-time students. Additional $50 replacement fee for lost/stolen card.

$270 $135

PART-TIME STUDENTS                                             

 YEAR

 SEMESTER

Tuition: Part-Time
Per credit hour                             
-

$1,130

Tuition: Summer 2017
Per credit hour. Part-time book fee charged separately.
- $1,130
Book Fee: Part-Time
Per credit hour
 -  $55
Student Services Fee: Part-Time
$105 per credit hour up to 6 credits ($630 maximum per semester)
 -  $105

CAMPUS HOUSING & MEAL PLAN                                     

YEAR

SEMESTER

Housing Deposit
Required for students residing in IIT residence halls
$600 -

On-Campus Housing & Meal Plan³
Provided through Illinois Institute of Technology

Two-student room in McCormick Student Village with 19 Plus Meal Plan. IIT offers a variety of housing and board plans. 

$11,516 -

 

OCCASIONAL FEES                   

AMOUNTS

Course Audit Fee
Per course
 $1,130  -
Placement Exam Fee
Per exam
$55 -
Placement Course Credit Fee
Per course
$260 -
Graduation Fee
Charged upon registration for Integrative Studies 5
$315 -
Transcript Fee: Official
Per transcript
$15 -
Transcript Fee: Unofficial
Per transcript
$15 -
Deferred Payment Fee
Per credit hour
$80 for 4-month plan  $160 for 9-month plan 
Late Registration Fee
Per credit hour
$105  -
Returned Payment Fee
Per occurrence
$45

¹As of July 1, 2016, the Book Fee is charged per credit hour rather than by semester, and is applicable for all students (full-time, part-time, auditing, and part of any program, such as Shimer@60, etc). The overload book fee has been eliminated.
²The Supernumerary Area Comp Fee is a new fee applied to additional area comps taken beyond graduation requirements.
³Rates subject to change based on IIT increases. Final rates should be set by May 2016.
⁴Rates subject to change based on CTA increases. Final rates should be set by August 2016.

 

Tuition Refund Schedule

Fall and Spring

1st Week 100% Tuition Refund
2nd Week 100% Tuition Refund
3rd Week - End of Term 0% Tuition Refund
Weeks are counted from the first official day of the semester. Nonrefundable fees are not eligible for refund after the first day of the semester.

Summer 2015

1st Week 100% Tuition Refund
2nd Week - End of Term 0% Tuition Refund
Weeks are counted from the first official day of the class. Nonrefundable fees are not eligible for refund after the first day of the class.