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University of Dubuque Tuition & Cost

Dubuque, Iowa

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How much does it cost to attend?

Sticker Price
$48,960
Costs for University of Dubuque
Fee Cost
Tuition$35,060
Books and Supplies$950
Other Fees$1,550
Room and Board $10,500
Other Expenses Budget$900

Annual Prices

The annual list price to attend University of Dubuque on a full time basis for 2020/2021 is $48,960 for all students regardless of their residency. This fee is comprised of $35,060 for tuition, $10,500 room and board, $950 for books and supplies and $1,550 for other fees. Out of state tuition for University of Dubuque is $35,060, the same as Iowa residents.

All price data is sourced from the 2020/2021 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend University of Dubuque when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020
$27,043
Net Price by Income University of Dubuque
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$20,342
$30,001 to $48,000$22,393
$48,001 to $75,000$26,807
$75,001 to $110,000$32,124
$110,000+$35,136

The average reported annual net price for University of Dubuque for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $27,043 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

92% of full-time undergrad University of Dubuque received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $20,263 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 71% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $7,826 and 34% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $14,286.

Finanical Aid University of Dubuque
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $20,263 92%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $17,270 85%
Pell Grants $5,498 49%
Other Federal Grants $642 29%
State and Local Grants $5,781 19%
Federal Student Loans $7,826 71%
Other Student Loans $14,286 34%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to University of Dubuque, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $75,552. The loan balance of $75,552 is a four year multiple of the $18,888 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $721 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 2.75%.

Example Loan $75,552
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $720.85
Total Interest Paid $10,949.93
Sum of All Loan Payments $86,501.93

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
$195,840
Year All Residents
1 $48,960
2 $52,060
3 $55,356
4 $58,860

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at University of Dubuque to be $195,840 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 6.3% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at University of Dubuque
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
All Residents $1,052 $3,156 $4,208

Estimated cost for a class at University of Dubuque based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at University of Dubuque versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

University of Dubuque Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=153278 IPEDS survey data for University of Dubuque.