2013-2014 Undergraduate
Cost of Attendance

The estimated cost of attendance includes both billed expenses and estimated expenses.

Billed Expenses: These expenses are billed directly to you by the University of Iowa Billing Office and appear on your University bill (U-Bill).

  • Tuition & Fees:  The amounts provided represent costs for students enrolled full-time in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Tuition varies for students enrolled in other UI colleges. For detailed information about the different tuition and fee rates, refer to the Office of the Registrar's Tuition and Fee Tables.
  • On-Campus Housing & Meals: The estimated amount provided is based on a double room with air and a full meal plan. Your actual on-campus residence hall contract may be different. View the various residence hall and meal plan rates on the University Housing and Dining web page.

Estimated Expenses: These expenses represent average amounts that are developed annually by the UI Office of Student Financial Aid. Before the start of the academic year, it is important that you determine what you anticipate your actual expenses will be for these categories and budget accordingly.

  • Off-Campus Housing & Meals:  Your actual amount will vary based on your personal housing and meal choices.
  • Books & Supplies: This amount will vary depending on the classes for which you enroll.
  • Personal: This is the amount that you might spend on items which include, but are not limited to, clothing, personal hygiene, entertainment, and laundry. These are the most variable expenses since they reflect personal spending habits.
  • Transportation: This is the amount that you might spend on transportation expenses (traveling to/from class and going home over breaks).

The following estimated costs are for full-time enrollment (12 or more hours per semester) for the nine-month academic year. To determine the estimated cost for one semester, divide the academic year cost in half.

Living On Campus
 
Resident
Nonresident
Billed Expenses
  Tuition & Fees
$8,061
$26,931
  Housing & Meals
$9,424
$9,424
Subtotal
$17,485
$36,355
Estimated Expenses
   
  Books & Supplies
$1,040
$1,040
  Personal
$1,482
$1,482
  Transportation
$684
$684
Total
$20,691
$39,561

 

Living Off Campus
 
Resident
Nonresident
Billed Expenses
  Tuition & Fees
$8,061
$26,931
Estimated Expenses
   
  Housing & Meals
$8,436
$8,436
  Books & Supplies
$1,040
$1,040
  Personal
$2,204
$2,204
  Transportation
$912
$912
Total
$20,653
$39,523

 

Living at Home (with parent/relative)
 
Resident
Nonresident
Billed Expenses
  Tuition & Fees
$8,061
$26,931
Estimated Expenses
   
  Housing & Meals
$1,748
$1,748
  Books & Supplies
$1,040
$1,040
  Personal
$1,862
$1,862
  Transportation
$912
$912
Total
$13,623
$32,493