University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa


Costs to Attend University of Iowa

Are you interested in applying to University of Iowa yet wondering how much it costs or if you can afford to attend? Use our comprehensive price data and loan calculation tools to assist in determining if this school makes financial sense for you and your intended major of study.

Annual Cost

  • Total One Academic Year Cost
  • Iowa Residents: $18,317
  • Non Iowa Residents: $36,539
  • Cost Itemization
  • Tution for Iowa Residents: $6,678
  • Tution for non-Iowa Residents: $24,900
  • Room and Board or estimated off campus living expense: $9,170
  • Books and Supplies: $1,090
  • Other Fees: $1,379

The cost per year to attend University of Iowa is $18,317 for the 2012/2013 academic year. Residents outside of Iowa have a total one year cost of $36,539. How much may your student loan payments be and can you afford to attend? If you are interested in learning more, request additional information to be sent to you from University of Iowa

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2012-2013 and 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey and represent reported costs for the 2012-2013 and 2011-2012 academic years. Please consult the school directly for the most up to date price information.

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Estimated 4 Year Cost at Current Tuition

At current published tuition rates, the estimated total tuition and living expense cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree at University of Iowa is $73,268 for students graduating in normal time. Our methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a multiple of the most recent reported annual cost and does not factor in tuition increases.

  • 4 Year Total Cost (tuition and living expenses): $73,268
  • 4 Year Out of State Total Cost (tuition and living expenses): $146,156

Estimated Cost Per Semester

  • Iowa Residents Total Cost Per Semester: $9,158
  • Non Iowa Residents Total Cost Per Semester: $18,270

Average Net Price and Financial Aid

  • Average Annual Net Price: $14,245*
  • Estimated Average 4 Year Degree Cost: $56,980**
  • Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid: 53%
  • Average Annual Total Grant Aid Amount: $7,243
  • Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants: 19%
  • Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid: $3,754
  • Percent of Students Receiving Federal Student Loans: 50%
  • Average Amount of Federal Student Loan Aid: $6,770

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

University of Iowa is a not for profit institution.

Example Student Loan Payments and Costs

How much are estimated student loan payments for University of Iowa? Below are the costs for an example student loan if you borrowed $56,980, our estimated average net price for a four year degree. Note that this calculation assumes you are part of the reported 53% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $14,245. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments may be significantly higher than this example. Use our University of Iowa student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

  • Monthly Payment: $573.11
  • Amount Borrowed: $56,980.00
  • Interest Rate: 3.9%
  • Term: 10 years
  • Number of Monthly Payments: 120
  • Total Interest Cost: $11,793.34
  • Total of All Payments of 10 years: $68,773.34

Loan Affordability & Salary

Can I afford to attend University of Iowa? To keep student loan payments affordable, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income. When planning how to afford University of Iowa, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using these parameters, a salary of $68,773.34 is recommended to afford a $573.11 monthly payment in the example loan modeled above. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to University of Iowa in the future? In the past five years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $6,135 to $7,765. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 5.3%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you can expect to pay for a 4 year degree at this school assuming tuition increases along at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 4 year cost of $73,268.00. Use our college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for University of Iowa.

  • Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2019 - Annual: $25,190, 4 Year Degree: $100,761
  • Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2024 - Annual: $32,150, 4 Year Degree: $128,599
  • Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2029 - Annual: $41,032, 4 Year Degree: $164,128
  • Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2032 - Annual: $47,500, 4 Year Degree: $189,999

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost Per Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at University of Iowa are as follows.

  • Price per credit hour for Iowa residents: $324
  • Cost for one class for Iowa residents (3 credit hours): $972
  • Price per credit hour for out of state residents: $1,046
  • Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours): $3,138
  • Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours): $4,184

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Tuition History

What was tuition at University of Iowa for the past five, ten, fifteen or twenty years? Looking at historical tuition increase rates may provide an indication as to expected increases in the future. Historical tuition and fees for all available data years back to 1987 follows.

  • 2010 - $6,824 In State / $22,198 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 4.3% Annual Increase
  • 2009 - $6,544 In State / $20,658 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 4% Annual Increase
  • 2008 - $6,293 In State / $19,465 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 2.6% Annual Increase
  • 2007 - $6,135 In State / $18,359 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 9.3% Annual Increase
  • 2006 - $5,612 In State / $16,998 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 4% Annual Increase
  • 2005 - $5,396 In State / $16,048 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 8.1% Annual Increase
  • 2004 - $4,993 In State / $15,285 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 19.1% Annual Increase
  • 2003 - $4,191 In State / $13,833 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 19% Annual Increase
  • 2002 - $3,522 In State / $11,950 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 9.9% Annual Increase
  • 2001 - $3,204 In State / $10,966 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 6.9% Annual Increase
  • 2000 - $2,997 In State / $10,439 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 4.5% Annual Increase
  • 1999 - $2,868 In State / $9,990 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 3.9% Annual Increase
  • 1998 - $2,760 In State / $9,616 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 4.3% Annual Increase
  • 1997 - $2,646 In State / $9,244 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 3.4% Annual Increase
  • 1996 - $2,558 In State / $8,808 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 4.2% Annual Increase
  • 1995 - $2,455 In State / $8,313 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 4.4% Annual Increase
  • 1994 - $2,352 In State / $7,740 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 5.6% Annual Increase
  • 1993 - $2,228 In State / $7,192 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 7.5% Annual Increase
  • 1992 - $2,072 In State / $6,590 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 10.2% Annual Increase
  • 1991 - $1,880 In State / $6,220 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 3% Annual Increase
  • 1990 - $1,826 In State / $5,982 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 7% Annual Increase
  • 1989 - $1,706 In State / $5,488 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 9.1% Annual Increase
  • 1988 - $1,564 In State / $4,864 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 12.5% Annual Increase
  • 1987 - $1,390 In State / $4,080 Out of State Tuition and Fees.

Cost for Popular Majors

Below are the most popular undergraduate areas of study at University of Iowa ranked by degrees conferred during the 2010/2011 academic year along with their estimated total program cost. Please consult the school's website for further information as actual costs for specific program may vary. Price estimates assume graduation in normal time. Our methodology for estimating these costs is a two or four year multiple of the current one year tuition and living cost of $18,317. Associates degrees are assumed to be completed in two years and bachelors degrees are assumed to take four years.

Area of Study Graduates Estimated Degree + Living Expense Cost
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's Degree 279 $73,268
4 year cost
Mechanical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 72 $73,268
4 year cost
Finance, General Bachelor's Degree 61 $73,268
4 year cost
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 56 $73,268
4 year cost
Civil Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 54 $73,268
4 year cost
Social Work Bachelor's Degree 47 $73,268
4 year cost
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 41 $73,268
4 year cost
Computer and Information Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 40 $73,268
4 year cost
Chemical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 39 $73,268
4 year cost
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer Bachelor's Degree 39 $73,268
4 year cost
Marketing, Other Bachelor's Degree 39 $73,268
4 year cost
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Bachelor's Degree 38 $73,268
4 year cost
Economics, General Bachelor's Degree 34 $73,268
4 year cost
Spanish Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 32 $73,268
4 year cost
Speech Communication and Rhetoric Bachelor's Degree 31 $73,268
4 year cost
Labor and Industrial Relations Bachelor's Degree 30 $73,268
4 year cost
Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree 30 $73,268
4 year cost
Journalism Bachelor's Degree 29 $73,268
4 year cost
Industrial Engineering Bachelor's Degree 29 $73,268
4 year cost
Geography Bachelor's Degree 26 $73,268
4 year cost
International/Global Studies Bachelor's Degree 24 $73,268
4 year cost
Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 22 $73,268
4 year cost
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other Bachelor's Degree 22 $73,268
4 year cost
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree 21 $73,268
4 year cost
Biochemistry Bachelor's Degree 17 $73,268
4 year cost
Athletic Training/Trainer Bachelor's Degree 16 $73,268
4 year cost
Art/Art Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 15 $73,268
4 year cost
Actuarial Science Bachelor's Degree 15 $73,268
4 year cost
Film/Cinema/Video Studies Bachelor's Degree 14 $73,268
4 year cost
Anthropology Bachelor's Degree 14 $73,268
4 year cost
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other Bachelor's Degree 13 $73,268
4 year cost
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies Bachelor's Degree 12 $73,268
4 year cost
Religion/Religious Studies Bachelor's Degree 12 $73,268
4 year cost
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 11 $73,268
4 year cost
French Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 8 $73,268
4 year cost
Accounting Bachelor's Degree 7 $73,268
4 year cost
History, General Bachelor's Degree 6 $73,268
4 year cost
Asian Studies/Civilization Bachelor's Degree 5 $73,268
4 year cost
Philosophy Bachelor's Degree 5 $73,268
4 year cost
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist Bachelor's Degree 5 $73,268
4 year cost
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other Bachelor's Degree 5 $73,268
4 year cost
Sociology Bachelor's Degree 5 $73,268
4 year cost
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 5 $73,268
4 year cost
American/United States Studies/Civilization Bachelor's Degree 4 $73,268
4 year cost
Information Science/Studies Bachelor's Degree 4 $73,268
4 year cost
German Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 4 $73,268
4 year cost
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Bachelor's Degree 3 $73,268
4 year cost
Environmental Science Bachelor's Degree 3 $73,268
4 year cost
Dance, General Bachelor's Degree 3 $73,268
4 year cost
Art History, Criticism and Conservation Bachelor's Degree 2 $73,268
4 year cost
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 2 $73,268
4 year cost
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist Bachelor's Degree 2 $73,268
4 year cost
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist Bachelor's Degree 2 $73,268
4 year cost
Statistics, General Bachelor's Degree 2 $73,268
4 year cost
African-American/Black Studies Bachelor's Degree 2 $73,268
4 year cost
Women's Studies Bachelor's Degree 2 $73,268
4 year cost
Kinesiology and Exercise Science Bachelor's Degree 2 $73,268
4 year cost
Elementary Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 2 $73,268
4 year cost
Linguistics Bachelor's Degree 2 $73,268
4 year cost
Music, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $73,268
4 year cost
Visual and Performing Arts, Other Bachelor's Degree 1 $73,268
4 year cost
Microbiology, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $73,268
4 year cost
Gerontology Bachelor's Degree 1 $73,268
4 year cost
Ancient Studies/Civilization Bachelor's Degree 1 $73,268
4 year cost
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies Bachelor's Degree 1 $73,268
4 year cost
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $73,268
4 year cost
Astronomy Bachelor's Degree 1 $73,268
4 year cost
Chemistry, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $73,268
4 year cost
Geology/Earth Science, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $73,268
4 year cost
Physics, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $73,268
4 year cost
Comparative Literature Bachelor's Degree 1 $73,268
4 year cost
Russian Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 1 $73,268
4 year cost
Italian Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 1 $73,268
4 year cost
Portuguese Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 1 $73,268
4 year cost

About University of Iowa

University of Iowa is a four year public college located in Iowa City, Iowa.  Full time enrollment is 24,368 and part time is 5,450.  For the 2011/2012 school year, the school received 19,430 applicants. 15,240 were admitted and 4,470 enrolled.

Students attending this school may pursue both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

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