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University of Iowa 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

$8,085 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
81% of students receive aid
19% get federal aid ($4,072 avg)
3% get state aid ($4,595 avg)
50% get institn'l aid ($8,085 avg)
50% get loans ($5,442 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 $7,741 64%
Federal Grant Aid $4,072 19%
Pell Grants $3,699 18%
Other Federal Grants $2,429 4%
Institution Grant Aid $8,085 50%
State Grant Aid $4,595 3%
Student Loans $5,442 50%
Federal Loans $5,424 50%
Other Loans $3,730 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
  • 3
  • Sierra from Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Oct-22-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I live in Iowa so of course I get in school tuition which is not outrageous but it still is rather expensive considering its a public university.

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  • James from Orland Hills, IL
  • Jun-11-2014 I am a current student here

    I do feel that it is so unfair that I have finally found the perfect college for me and the in-state tuition is so reasonable and the out of state is more than double. My parents are really struggling but they want me to be happy so we are all working extra to have the extra money to pay for tuition.

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  • 3
  • Travis from Sioux City, IA
  • May-13-2014 I am a past student here

    With my cost being for the most part covered by my pell grant, scholarships, loans, and 1.5 years at a community college and 3.5 years at UIowa, my student debt was around $40,000. After the loss of my pell grant, scholarships, the cost went up to 8,000/year. I think it is good for undergraduates, but not for anyone else preparing for the long haul.

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  • 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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  • 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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