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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Iowa Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for University of Iowa
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$950
Other Fees$1,533
Room and Board $11,590
Other Expenses Budget$3,230
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for University of Iowa
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$950
Other Fees$1,533
Room and Board $11,590
Other Expenses Budget$3,230

Residents of Iowa pay an annual total price of $25,376 to attend University of Iowa on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $8,073 for tuition, $11,590 room and board, $950 for books and supplies and $1,533 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $47,339 which is 86.6% higher than Iowa residents. The tuition charge is $30,036 while room and board is $11,590, books and supplies are $950 and other fees come in at $1,533.

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 Iowa when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020
Net Price by Income University of Iowa
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$13,554
$30,001 to $48,000$15,508
$48,001 to $75,000$18,026
$75,001 to $110,000$20,719

The average reported annual net price for University of Iowa for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $17,452 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

84% of full-time undergrad University of Iowa received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $10,611 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 46% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,396 and 12% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $15,143.

Finanical Aid University of Iowa
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $10,611 84%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $10,311 62%
Pell Grants $4,540 19%
Other Federal Grants $1,688 19%
State and Local Grants $4,729 1%
Federal Student Loans $5,396 46%
Other Student Loans $15,143 12%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to University of Iowa, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $56,980. The loan balance of $56,980 is a four year multiple of the $14,245 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 $544 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 $56,980
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $543.65
Total Interest Paid $8,258.25
Sum of All Loan Payments $65,238.25

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year Iowa Residents Non Residents
1 $25,376 $47,339
2 $26,436 $49,317
3 $27,541 $51,377
4 $28,691 $53,524

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at University of Iowa to be $101,504 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 4.2% 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 Iowa
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Iowa Residents $400 $1,200 $1,600
Out of State Residents $1,315 $3,945 $5,260

Estimated cost for a class at University of Iowa 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 Iowa versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

University of Iowa 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=153658 IPEDS survey data for University of Iowa.