Apply for the Tuition Exchange Lottery

Illinois Institute of Technology holds a lottery each fall for Tuition Exchange scholarships. The number of scholarships will be based on the number of students from the Tuition Exchange program from other participating institutions who enroll at Illinois Tech each year. Faculty and staff may apply for a scholarship for an eligible dependent as long as they meet the criteria below. To be considered a candidate for a tuition exchange scholarship through Illinois Tech, the family member must be an eligible dependent of an eligible employee at Illinois Tech.

Illinois Institute of Technology is a member of the Tuition Exchange, a nonprofit organization of more than 600 colleges and universities that agree to a reciprocal scholarship program. Visit for a listing of participating schools and more details about how the exchange works.

Eligible Employees

Any full-time faculty or staff member in good employment standing and meeting the below–listed minimum years of full time employment at Illinois Tech by January 1 of the year for which the dependent is a candidate.

  • Faculty–two years
  • Staff–two years

Eligible Dependents

Any born or adopted child of an eligible Illinois Tech employee. The child 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, although preference will be given to new first-year students.

Application Process for Awards for fall 2020

Employees wishing to apply for Tuition Exchange should complete the online application available here: TE EZ Application.

Please select 2020-2021 for the Application Year.

The application period will begin on August 26 and will close on Friday, September 20. Only applications submitted by 5 p.m. on September 20 will be considered. Questions, comments, or concerns can be directed to