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University of Iowa Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$19,716 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$7,270 tuition
$9,728 on campus room & board
$1,240 books and supplies
$1,478 fees
(Based on stats from 2017/2018)

$40,498 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$28,052 tuition
$9,728 on campus room & board
$1,240 books and supplies
$1,478 fees
(Based on stats from 2017/2018)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$8,936 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
88% of students receive aid
23% get federal aid ($4,002 avg)
2% get state aid ($3,673 avg)
75% get institn'l aid ($8,936 avg)
46% get loans ($7,238 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 2.83% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.15% 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 $9,501 81%
Federal Grant Aid $4,002 23%
Pell Grants $3,812 23%
Other Federal Grants $988 5%
Institution Grant Aid $8,936 75%
State Grant Aid $3,673 2%
Student Loans $7,238 46%
Federal Loans $5,507 46%
Other Loans $12,963 6%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: January 15
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
108 Calvin Hall
Iowa City, IA 52242-1396
(319) 335-3500


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • ashley
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    they offer many different scholarships to make the tuition more affordable.

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  • 4
  • Melanie
  • I am a current student here

    Within our tuition, we get to go to all sporting events for free(besides Football & Men's basketball.) We get a huge recreation center, student health & wellness benefits, and more specific options!

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  • 5
  • Anonymous
  • 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
  • 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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