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Estimated Costs of Attendance

These are the estimated costs of attending the University of Iowa for an undergraduate student enrolled full time (for 12 or more semester hours) for the fall and spring semesters.

Tuition and fees vary for International Students and for undergraduate students in business, engineering, nursing, pharmacy, and medicine. Tuition and fees for Part-Time Students (enrolled for fewer than 12 semester hours per semester) are assessed based on the number of semester hours.

Estimated Costs of Attendance - Living On Campus, 2016-17
Billed expenses Iowa Residents Nonresidents
Tuition & fees * $8,550 $28,638
Housing & meals** 10,108 10,108
Total billed expenses $18,658 $38,746
     
Other estimated expenses Iowa Residents Nonresidents
Books & supplies $950 $950
Personal expenses*** 1,634 1,634
Transportation 608 608
Total estimated expenses $3,192 $3,192
Estimated Costs of Attendance - Living Off Campus, 2016-17
Billed expenses Iowa Residents Nonresidents
Tuition & fees * $8,550 $28,638
Housing & meals** 8,588 8,588
Total billed expenses $17,138 $37,226
     
Other estimated expenses Iowa Residents Nonresidents
Books & supplies $950 $950
Personal expenses*** 2,356 2,356
Transportation 1,064 1064
Total estimated expenses $4,370 $4,370
Estimated Costs of Attendance - Living at Home, 2016-17
Billed expenses Iowa Residents
Tuition & fees * $8,550
Housing & meals** 1,748
Total billed expenses $10,298
   
Other estimated expenses Iowa Residents
Books & supplies $950
Personal expenses*** 1,976
Transportation 874
Total estimated expenses $3,800

* Tuition varies for students in these areas of study:
Detailed tuition and fee information

  • Business students pay $9,265 for residents ($29,113 for nonresidents); third- and fourth-year business students pay $10,567 for residents ($30,603 for nonresidents).
  • Engineering students pay $8,322 for residents ($28,108 for nonresidents); second-year engineering students pay $9,360 ($29,220 for nonresidents); third- and fourth-year engineering students pay $10,468 for residents ($30,554 for nonresidents).
  • Medicine undergraduates pay $7,921 for residents ($27,707 for nonresidents).
  • Nursing students pay $10,414 for residents ($30,390 for nonresidents).
  • Pharmacy students pay $23,529 for residents ($42,499 for nonresidents).

** Based on a double room with a meal plan.

*** Personal expenses include phone charges, clothes, entertainment, laundry, and other costs. Although your actual expenses will vary, these estimates should help you plan a budget.

Billing & Payment Information

The University Billing Office generates bills on the first of each month. Contracted charges—including tuition, fees, housing and meals—are billed June 1 for the Summer Session, August 1 for the Fall Semester, December 1 for the Winter Session, and January 1 for the Spring Semester.

Resident/Nonresident Classification

The UI Registrar's Office determines the classification of residents and nonresidents for tuition purposes.