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University of Iowa Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$18,525 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$6,678 tuition
$9,424 on campus room & board
$1,040 books and supplies
$1,383 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$37,395 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$25,548 tuition
$9,424 on campus room & board
$1,040 books and supplies
$1,383 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$8,562 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
83% of students receive aid
20% get federal aid ($3,988 avg)
2% get state aid ($5,705 avg)
55% get institn'l aid ($8,562 avg)
50% get loans ($7,013 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.75% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.46% 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 $7,857 71%
Federal Grant Aid $3,988 20%
Pell Grants $3,809 20%
Other Federal Grants $988 4%
Institution Grant Aid $8,562 55%
State Grant Aid $5,705 2%
Student Loans $7,013 50%
Federal Loans $5,584 49%
Other Loans $12,630 6%

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 $1,122


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Anonymous
  • Jan-15-2015 I am a current student here

    The University of Iowa is pretty low priced for such a prestigious school; many of my friends are from out of state and they say it's worth it too. There are also so many grants and scholarships available that make it more affordable. You definitely get more than you pay for here.

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  • Addison from Ames, IA
  • Jan-08-2015 I am a current student here

    College is pretty expensive. I actually pay for my school and I will say it is tricky. But it means a lot more knowing that I can pay for it and I'm putting my money to something good.

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  • hawkeye
  • Dec-27-2014 I am a current student here

    I personally wouldn't want to go anywhere else for school. Even though I pay out of state tuition, I wouldn't be able to get an experience like this or feel at home anywhere else, so it's worth it.

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  • 5
  • Cindy from Chicago, IL
  • Oct-30-2014 I am a past student here

    Very affordable, even for out of state. One of the cheapest tuition rates I've seen. Also awesome financial aid.

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  • 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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