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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, 2014-15
Billed expenses Iowa Residents Nonresidents
Tuition & fees * $8,079 $27,409
Housing & meals** 9,614 9,614
Subtotal $17,693 $37,023
Other estimated expenses Iowa Residents Nonresidents
Books & supplies $1,040 $1,040
Personal expenses*** 1,444 1,444
Transportation 684 684
Subtotal $3,168 $3,168
Total estimated costs $20,861 $40,191
Estimated Costs of Attendance - Living Off Campus, 2014-15
Billed expenses Iowa Residents Nonresidents
Tuition & fees * $8,079 $27,409
Housing & meals** 8,360 8,360
Subtotal $16,439 $35,769
Other estimated expenses Iowa Residents Nonresidents
Books & supplies $1,040 $1,040
Personal expenses*** 2,166 2,166
Transportation 874 874
Subtotal $4,080 $4,080
Total estimated costs $20,519 $39,849
Estimated Costs of Attendance - Living at Home, 2014-15
Billed expenses Iowa Residents
Tuition & fees * $8,079
Housing & meals** 1,748
Subtotal $9,827
Other estimated expenses Iowa Residents
Books & supplies $1,040
Personal expenses*** 1,862
Transportation 874
Subtotal $3,776
Total estimated costs $13,603

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

  • Business students pay $9,237 for residents ($28,611 for nonresidents); third- and fourth-year business students pay $10,539 for residents ($30,074 for nonresidents).
  • Engineering students pay $8,293 for residents ($27,623 for nonresidents); second-year engineering students pay $9,331 ($28,717 for nonresidents); third- and fourth-year engineering students pay $10,439 for residents ($30,026 for nonresidents).
  • Medicine undergraduates pay $7,899 for residents ($27,229 for nonresidents).
  • Nursing students pay $10,389 for residents ($29,867 for nonresidents).
  • Pharmacy students pay $23,123 for residents ($41,767 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.