Tuition & Fees

Online and affordable to help you meet your goals

Use the information and tools provided here to gain a better understanding of the costs associated with your enrollment.

To view tuition and fees prior to registration, access the Registrar’s Tuition and Fee tables.

  • Select the session of planned enrollment
  • Select "University College"
  • Select "Area of Study" 
  • Select "Primary Area of Study"

As a BAS/BLS student with an Online Learning Center, you will be assessed tuition at the resident rate, the mandatory technology fee based on your semester hours, and a career services based on your hours of enrollmentYou will also be assessed a non-refundable Records & Documents fee of $250.00 during your first term enrolled at the University Iowa. Students with an Online Learning Center are limited to registering in 4 s.h. of on-campus (Iowa City) course work.

If you wish to register for more than 4 s.h. of on-campus course work, you will need to request that your Online Learning Center be removed. This will default you to on-campus student status, and you will be assessed tuition rates based on residency and total semester hours of enrollment, plus all mandatory student fees.

Once you are officially registered, you can view your Tuition & Fee assessment in MyUI.

Please visit the Office of the Registrar's website for more information about tuition, fees and residency, including your responsibility for tuition when you drop a course or withdraw.


There are some course enrollment costs that are not considered tuition & fees, including (but not limited to):

  • The cost of textbooks
  • A separate Course Fee will be assessed if the course requires specific materials or resources. Course fees are listed on the MyUI Course Detail page.


Each semester students must submit a Billing and Payment Student Agreement. This is completed in the Financial Aid & Billing section on MyUI. 

Tuition, fees, and other charges are billed through the University Billing Office. Your University Bill (U-Bill) can be accessed by logging into MyUI and selecting Financial Aid header at the top of the page.

U-Bills are sent to your UI email inbox on the first day of each month. Questions? Please contact


The University of Iowa offers an affordable first-rate education. The Office of Student Financial Aid has a committed team of professionals who work in partnership with you, providing information on available options and assisting you with the financial aid process. 

Questions about FAFSA, Scholarships, Grants or Loans?  Please contact


Changes in registration after the start of the semester may carry financial implications.

DROP - To terminate enrollment in one or more courses, but to remain enrolled in at least one other course.

WITHDRAW - To terminate enrollment in all courses (even if enrolled in only one course).

Not attending class or not submitting course work does not constitute a course drop or withdrawal of registration.

When you drop a course or withdraw your registration, you are responsible for knowing:

  • your tuition and fees responsibility based on the date you take action
  • financial implications to your financial aid

Academic Calendar
Course Deadlines
Drop or Withdraw Tuition Responsibility



The Distance and Online Education offers a limited number of scholarships. Priority will be given to Iowa residents who are making satisfactory progress toward their degrees. In addition to degree objective, financial need and academic achievement are taken into account.

Award Amount: $1000

Minimum Requirements: Applicants must be admitted to the Bachelor of Applied Studies (BAS) or Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLS) degree program.

Renewable: Nonrenewable, but students can re-apply once per academic year

Number of Scholarships Available: Limited


  • Fall semester scholarships: June 1
  • Spring semester scholarships: December 1


Minimum Requirement: Full-time students (enrolled in 12+ hours) beginning their junior year in college who have earned 60 semester hours, have a minimum 2.80 cumulative transfer GPA, and overcome unusual barriers to achieve their educational goal.

Renewable: Renewable for Second year or until bachelor’s degree received, whichever comes first, but student must re-apply

Number of Scholarships Available: 20

Deadline: April 1

For more information: Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust or Office of Student Financial Aid


Robert F. Ray

The Robert F. Ray scholarship fund has been established in honor of the late Robert F. Ray, former dean of The University of Iowa Division of Continuing Education. The Fund provides support to University of Iowa staff members who wish to begin or continue their undergraduate education at The University of Iowa.  

Award Amount: $2000

Minimum Requirements: Applicants must be employed by The University of Iowa at least half-time, for not less than one year from the date of application, in a position classified as Office and Clerical, Service, Technical, or Professional and Scientific; and must remain employed during the period of the scholarship.   

  • This award can only be applied toward undergraduate coursework for an applicant’s first bachelor’s degree. 
  • The award must be reimbursed if the student does not complete the course or drops prior to the deadline for tuition refund.  
  • Students must not be receiving tuition reimbursement or other grants (with the exception of staff tuition grants) in order to be considered. Students with loans, however, are still eligible.  
  • The recipient of this award may use the entire scholarship in one semester or choose to spread it across all three semesters for the upcoming academic year (Fall – Summer). 

Renewable: Nonrenewable

Number of Scholarships Available: One recipient each academic year

Deadline: June 1

UI Employee Tuition Assistance Program

The University of Iowa Tuition Assistance program also allows eligible staff to apply for financial assistance to help defray the cost of tuition for one college credit course (up to four s.h.).



Tippie offers a tuition supplement for admitted students. There are also more than 200 scholarship opportunities thanks to generous donors. Information on the tuition supplement and scholarships can be found here: Tippie Undergraduate Program, Tuition & Aid



Students may be eligible for scholarships or grants from other sources. Please review the Office of Admissions and UI Financial Aid websites. Also, look into opportunities for aid through your church, union, cultural association, employer, or credit union.

If you are unable to access any of the scholarship forms or have questions, please contact us:

Telephone: 800-272-6430 or 319-335-2575