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Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$18,317 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$6,678 tuition
$9,170 on campus room & board
$1,090 books
$1,379 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$36,539 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$24,900 tuition
$9,170 on campus room & board
$1,090 books
$1,379 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$7,368 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
81% of students receive aid
18% get federal aid ($5,019 avg)
3% get state aid ($3,807 avg)
50% get institn'l aid ($7,368 avg)
51% get loans ($5,428 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 6.63% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 5.90% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $7,341 64%
Federal Grant Aid $5,019 18%
Pell Grants $3,822 17%
Other Federal Grants $1,402 17%
Institution Grant Aid $7,368 50%
State Grant Aid $3,807 3%
Student Loans $5,428 51%
Federal Loans $5,425 51%
Other Loans $2,407 0%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: January 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 1
Does University of Iowa offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
107 Calvin Hall
Iowa City, IA 52242-1396
(800) 553-4692
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $336
Out of State $1,093


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Ashley from Iowa City, IA
  • Mar-26-2014 I am a current student here

    I've been to three post-secondary educational institutions now, and Iowa definitely gives me the most bang for my buck. I'm getting a degree from a reputable college at an affordable, public university price. The faculty members are knowledgeable and experienced in their fields, and most of them strive to create connections with their students. It's very easy to go ask a professor for a letter of recommendation for a scholarship or internship. The university constantly provides me with entertainment and student involvement options. I do not have any desire to earn my degree anywhere else.

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  • 3
  • Kimberly from Iowa City, IA
  • Feb-27-2014 I am a current student here

    It is expensive, but in the end I would say it is worth it. They really do a good job taking care of the stuents and provide so many opportunities that you wouldn't be able to find anywhere else.

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  • 3
  • Rhiannon from Iowa City, IA
  • Feb-09-2014 I am a current student here

    I am an out of state student, and I really find the price raise for us out of state students ridiculous. Those who live in the state of Iowa pay about half of what I pay, so sometimes it makes me angry, but I definitely do not regret coming here, it was the best thing I have ever done for myself.

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  • 5
  • Barbara from Iowa City, IA
  • Feb-02-2014 I am a current student here

    I'm an Iowa native so I get in state tuition. Pretty cheap. So many opportunities at this university I have no idea where to begin.

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