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University of Northern Iowa Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$17,838 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$7,098 tuition
$8,629 on campus room & board
$900 books and supplies
$1,211 fees
(Based on stats from 2017/2018)

$26,884 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$16,144 tuition
$8,629 on campus room & board
$900 books and supplies
$1,211 fees
(Based on stats from 2017/2018)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$3,031 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
82% of students receive aid
29% get federal aid ($4,324 avg)
3% get state aid ($5,454 avg)
64% get institn'l aid ($3,031 avg)
58% get loans ($5,819 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 2.71% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 0.338% 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 $4,971 67%
Federal Grant Aid $4,324 29%
Pell Grants $4,027 26%
Other Federal Grants $2,019 10%
Institution Grant Aid $3,031 64%
State Grant Aid $5,454 3%
Student Loans $5,819 58%
Federal Loans $5,434 58%
Other Loans $7,557 3%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
$750 - $1,500 R
$2,000 - $6,000 R R R
$1,000 R
$500 - $1,000 R
$1,500 R R
$750 R R
$200 - $2,000 R R R
$500 - $1,000 R
$500 - $2,000 R
$200 - $1,000 R R R
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: -
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does University of Northern Iowa offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
1227 W 27th St
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0005
(800) 772-2037


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Anonymous from Iowa
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Northern Iowa is comparable with the other state schools, but it kinda depends on how many scholarships you automatically get, and how many you actively look for and receive.

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  • 4
  • Hailey from Cedar Falls, IA
  • I am a current student here

    College is never cheap. Some ways that we get a little bang for our buck is the fact that all sporting events are free to students. Another way is that all printing services are free on campus.

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