Undergraduate Cost for 2020-2021

View our Understanding Your Cost of Attendance web page for an explanation on the components used to determine the estimated cost of attendance and what costs will and will not be billed to the student on a U-Bill.

The following estimated costs are for the 2020-2021 academic year and are based on the undergraduate College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. The Tuition & Fees and Books & Supplies amounts provided represent costs for undergraduate students enrolled full-time (twelve or more hours each semester). 

Students who are returning to the University of Iowa should subtract $225 (Records and Documents Fee) from the Tuition & Fees amount.

Living On Campus
  Resident Nonresident
Estimated Charges
Tuition & Fees $9,830 $31,793
Housing & Meals $11,590 $11,590
Subtotal $21,420 $43,383
Other Estimated Expenses
Books & Supplies $950 $950
Personal $2,546 $2,546
Transportation $684 $684
Total $25,600 $47,563

 

Living Off Campus
  Resident Nonresident
Estimated Charges
Tuition & Fees $9,830 $31,793
Other Estimated Expenses
Housing & Meals $9,576 $9,576
Books & Supplies $950 $950
Personal $2,546 $2,546
Transportation $1,178 $1,178
Total $24,080 $46,043

 

Living At Home (with parent/relative)
  Resident Nonresident
Estimated Charges
Tuition & Fees $9,830 $31,793
Other Estimated Expenses
Housing & Meals $3,306 $3,306
Books & Supplies $950 $950
Personal $2,546 $2,546
Transportation $1,178 $1,178
Total $17,810 $39,773