2020 Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs Analysis

UndergraduateGraduatePer Credit HourEarning After Graduation
For academic year 2019-2020, the undergraduate tuition & fees at University of Iowa is $9,606 for Iowa residents and $31,569 for out-of-state students. The undergraduate 2020-2021 estimated tuition & fees for UI is $9,957 for Iowa residents and $31,909 for out-of-state students. The 2020 undergraduate tuition has been risen by 3.66% for Iowa residents and increased by 1.08% for out-of-state rates from the previous year. On-campus living costs increased by 1.63% from the previous year. Off-campus living costs stayed same from the previous year. The in-state undergraduate tuition and fees at University of Iowa are little bit lower than the average amount ($11,862) and the out-of-state undergraduate tuition and fees are around the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($31,538 - Public Research University (very high research activity)).
2019-2020 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2018-2019$9,267 $31,233$14,022
2019-2020$9,606$31,569$14,250
Change % 2019-20203.66%1.08%1.63%
2020-2021$9,957$31,909$14,482
***The estimated 2020-2021 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
For Graduate School, in-state tuition and fees are $11,666 and out-of-state tuition and fees are $30,613 for academic year 2019-2020. The graduate 2020-2021 estimated tuition & fees at UI is $12,006 for Iowa residents and $30,953 for out-of-state students. The graduate tuition has been risen by 2.91% for Iowa residents and increased by 1.11% for out-of-state rates from the previous year. The in-state graduate tuition and fees at University of Iowa are little bit lower than the average amount ($13,590) and the out-of-state graduate tuition and fees are little bit higher than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($28,056 - Public Research University (very high research activity)).
2019-2020 Graduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2018-2019$11,336 $30,277$14,022
2019-2020$11,666$30,613$14,250
Change % 2019-20202.91%1.11%1.63%
2020-2021$12,006$30,953$14,482
***The estimated 2020-2021 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
Below table describes the cost per credit hour for part-time students and full-time students who take additional courses more than regular credit hours at UI.
Per Credit Hour Charge (2019-2020)
YearIn-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate2018-2019$386$1,301
2019-2020$382$1,302
2020-2021$378$1,303
Graduate2018-2019$630$1,682
2019-2020$622$1,684
2020-2021$614$1,686
Next table summarizes the average earning by years after graduation for University of Iowa graduates. After 6 years of graduation, the mean earning is $47,700 and, after 10 years of graduation, the mean earning is $62,000 for University of Iowa graduates.
Mean Earning After Graduation By Time
TotalMaleFemale
6 Years After Graduation$47,700$51,100$44,300
7 Years After Graduation$47,300--
8 Years After Graduation$56,100--
9 Years After Graduation$55,500--
10 Years After Graduation$62,000$69,200$55,600

UI 4 Years Tuition

Tuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Based on 4-years changes on tuition & fees, we estimate 4 year tuition at UI for future and perspective students . For the students who admit in Fall 2020, the estimated 4 year tuition is $41,072 for Iowa residents and $133,318 for out-of-state students. The estimation excludes the book, supplies, and living costs and before receiving any financial aid. See the other tabs for estimating 4 year total costs of attendance and after financial aid. Next table shows the 4 year tuition & fees estimation for next 5 admission years at University of Iowa.
4 Years Tuition & Fees at University of Iowa
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2024 (Admission Fall 2020)In-State$9,864$10,128$10,400$10,679$41,072
Out-of-State$32,258$32,962$33,681$34,417$133,318
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$10,128$10,400$10,679$10,966$42,174
Out-of-State$32,962$33,681$34,417$35,168$136,228
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$10,400$10,679$10,966$11,260$43,305
Out-of-State$33,681$34,417$35,168$35,935$139,201
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$10,679$10,966$11,260$11,562$44,467
Out-of-State$34,417$35,168$35,935$36,720$142,239
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$10,966$11,260$11,562$11,872$45,660
Out-of-State$35,168$35,935$36,720$37,521$145,343
Below table shows the 4 year estimation of total costs of attendance (COA) at University of Iowa. It includes the tuition & fees, books & supplies costs, room & board charges, and other living expenses. For the students who admit in Fall 2020, the estimated 4 year COA is $106,783 for Iowa residents and $199,029 for out-of-state students. Next table shows the 4 year COA estimation for next 5 admission years at University of Iowa.
4 years COA at University of Iowa
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2024 (Admission Fall 2020)In-State$25,539$26,294$27,073$27,876$106,783
Out-of-State$47,933$49,128$50,354$51,614$199,029
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$26,294$27,073$27,876$28,704$109,948
Out-of-State$49,128$50,354$51,614$52,906$204,002
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$27,073$27,876$28,704$29,558$113,212
Out-of-State$50,354$51,614$52,906$54,234$209,108
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$27,876$28,704$29,558$30,439$116,578
Out-of-State$51,614$52,906$54,234$55,596$214,350
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$28,704$29,558$30,439$31,347$120,048
Out-of-State$52,906$54,234$55,596$56,995$219,731
Last year, 67 students ( 0.28% of enrolled undergraduate students) received the grant or scholarship aid. It includes any financial aid from federal government, state, local, institute, and other sources known by the institution. It excludes the federal/private student loans. After receiving the financial aid, the net price for 4 year is $73,243 for Iowa residents and $165,489 for out-of-state students. Next table shows the 4 year COA estimation with financial aid for next 5 admission years at University of Iowa.
4 years COA with Financial Aid at University of Iowa
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2024 (Admission Fall 2020)In-State$17,154$17,909$26,123$19,491$73,243
Out-of-State$39,548$40,743$41,969$43,229$165,489
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$17,909$18,688$26,926$20,319$76,408
Out-of-State$40,743$41,969$43,229$44,521$170,462
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$18,688$19,491$27,754$21,173$79,672
Out-of-State$41,969$43,229$44,521$45,849$175,568
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$19,491$20,319$28,608$22,054$83,038
Out-of-State$43,229$44,521$45,849$47,211$180,810
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$20,319$21,173$29,489$22,962$86,508
Out-of-State$44,521$45,849$47,211$48,610$186,191

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2020 Tuition, Fees, and Living Cost Tables and Charts

Next tables and charts illustrate the 2020 tuition, fees, books & supplies, and living costs in detail. We provide the previous 5 years costs so that you can check the increased amounts of each cost item and estimate future year costs. In addition, you can check the financial aid amount including grant, scholarship, and federal student loans for last five years. Use left menu to explore the tuition and college costs information at University of Iowa.
Tuition & Fees | Financial Aid
University of Iowa 2020 Costs of Attendance
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition and FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs Tuition & FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs
Undergraduate$9,606$950$14,250$31,569$950 $14,250
Graduate$11,666 $950$14,250$30,613 $950$14,250


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