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Upper Iowa University’s mission is to provide a quality educational opportunity that is accessible through varied delivery methods and to inspire success and empower lives.  We recognize that pursuing your educational goals is a major investment into your future.  UIU has competitive tuition rates matched with a variety of endowed and institutional scholarships, grants and financial assistance programs through the Department of Education.

Financing your Education: UIU wants every student to graduate with as little debt as possible, review the options available for you

Take Advantage of Options Available

Check into Scholarships, Grants and Earned Benefits that could be available for you through Federal and State grantsUIU specific institutional options, employer tuition assistance program, or military and veterans’ benefits

Self-Funding

Make payments as you go through our Payment Plan options or working as you are attending UIU.  If you are on the Fayette campus there are Work Study positions you can apply for.

Complete the FAFSA

Be sure to complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) every year after October 1 to determine your eligibility for financial aid.
Our school code is 001893.
This will allow you to review the Student and Parent PLUS loan options. 

Terms of Payment

In accordance with University policy, all semester charges are due and payable the Wednesday before start of semester/session. Payment plans must be in place by Wednesday before the start of the semester if charges and fees won’t be paid in full. Default of payment may result in the student’s enrollment being delayed or denied; satisfactory arrangements must be made before reinstatement.  

Awarded financial aid eligibility is applied to the student’s account each semester upon verification of attendance. Diplomas, certificates or transcripts will not be released until all financial obligations are met.  

Students should purchase their textbooks prior to the start of their courses. Students have the option to pay for their textbooks out of pocket or use financial aid funds to pay for them using the book charge option. Students who choose to utilize the book charge option must purchase their textbooks for the semester through the university’s book store vendor. Information regarding the book charge option is sent to qualifying students via their school email address prior to the start of each semester. 

Tuition, room, board, and other fees are set by the UIU Board of Trustees each year.  

Fayette Campus Tuition Fees and Costs for 2020-21 Academic Year

Fayette Campus Undergraduate Tuition Fees and Costs 2020-21 Academic Year 

Description  Amount 
Fayette Campus Undergraduate Tuition 
(Course load of 12-18 credit hours per semester)  
$31,950 annually 
Fayette Campus Undergraduate Tuition First Semester Fulltime  $15,975  
Fayette Campus Undergraduate Tuition Second Semester Fulltime  $15,975 
Fayette Undergraduate Transfer Rate Discount    $12,200 
Fayette Campus Undergraduate Part-time per credit hour    $1,328 
Fayette Campus Undergraduate Student Fee 
(The Student Fee is non-refundable and will not be adjusted when a student withdraws/changes enrollment status)  
$995 annually 
Fayette Campus Undergraduate First Semester Only Student Fee 
(The Student Fee is non-refundable and will not be adjusted when a student withdraws/changes enrollment status)  
$497.50 
Fayette Campus Undergraduate Second Semester Only Student Fee 
(The Student Fee is non-refundable and will not be adjusted when a student withdraws/changes enrollment status)  
$497.50 

Fayette Campus Board Charges

Meal Plan*  Annual Cost  Dining Dollars**  Availability 
Peacock Basic
(130 meals served, 10 guest meals) 
$3,750  $300 per semester  Only Lee Tower Residents 
Peacock Blue
(All meals served**, 10 guest meals) 
$4,790  $150 per semester  All 
Peacock Platinum – best value!
(All meals served**, 10 guest meals) 
$4,940  $300 per semester  All 
Commuter Block Plan (40 meals)***  $735  $50  Commuters 
Commuter Block Plan (80 meals)***  $1,315  $50  Commuters 

* Meals are used in the Servery  

** Indicates Dining Dollars that are included with this meal plan.  Dining Dollars can be used in the Servery and for food/beverages at concession stands.  Declining balance can be added to at anytime. 

*** Purchased in Dining Service only. 

Fayette Campus Room Charges  

(All single room assignments are subject to availability) 

Resident Hall/Room*  Annual Cost 
South Village 1 – Double Room  $4,165 
South Village 1 – Single  $5,981 
South Village 1 – Single Plus  $6,515 
South Village 2 or 3 – Double Room  $4,486 
South Village 2 or 3 – Single  $6,194 
South Village 2 or 3 – Single Plus  $6,728 
Garbee Hall – Double Room  $3,524 
Garbee Hall – Single Room  $5,126 
Lee – Double Room  $4,913 
Lee – Single Room  $6,942 

2020-21 Other Fayette Campus Costs/Fees 

  • Books or instructional materials are generally required with each course. 
  • Some courses require additional course fees. 
  • Interim classes requiring travel are charged an additional fee, based on the trip. 
  • Tuition and fees for subsequent years may be subject to change. 

Center Undergraduate Tuition Fees and Costs 2020-21 Academic Year

Location/Program  Tuition Per Credit Hour* 
 Arizona (Mesa Nursing)   $488 
 Illinois (Rockford)   $488 
 Iowa (Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, Des Moines Education, Quad Cities, Quad Cities Education, Waterloo, Waterloo Education)    $488 
 Kansas (Fort Leavenworth, Fort Riley)   $226 
 Louisiana (Alexandria, Baton Rouge, DeRidder, New Orleans)   $314 
 Louisiana (Fort Polk)   $226 
 Louisiana (New Orleans military rate)   $250 
 Oklahoma (Fort Sill)   $212 
 Oklahoma (Fort Sill Goodyear)   $271 
 Texas (Fort Hood)   $226 
 Wisconsin (Blackhawk, Elkhorn, Madison, Milwaukee, Prairie du Chien, Wausau)  $488 
 International Center – Hong Kong   Please contact the Center 

*Number of credit hours may vary by course 

NOTE: Undergraduate tuition is capped at $250 or less per credit hour for active duty service members, and all DOD cardholders are eligible for a 10 percent tuition grant. Some other tuition grants may be available to members of certain business partnerships. 

Online Program and Self-Paced Degree Program Undergraduate Tuition Costs 2020-21 Academic Year

Program  Tuition Per Credit Hour* 
 Online Undergraduate   $488 
 Online Nursing   $488 
 Self-Paced   $330 

*Number of credit hours may vary by course 

NOTE: Undergraduate tuition is capped at $250 or less per credit hour for active duty servicemembers, their spouses and dependents. All Veterans and DOD cardholders are eligible for a 10 percent tuition grant. Some other tuition grants may be available to members of certain business partnerships.

Graduate Tuition Costs 2020-2021 Academic Year

Graduate Program  Graduate Tuition Per Credit Hour 
Daily 3, Daily 5  $162 
Master of Business Administration (Online, Baton Rouge, Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, Fayette, Madison, Milwaukee, Quad Cities, Waterloo, Wausau)   $608 
Master of Counseling (Online)  $480 
Master of Education (Online, Des Moines, Fayette, Quad Cities, Waterloo)  $499 
Master of Public Administration (Online, Milwaukee, New Orleans)  $575 
Master of Sport Administration (Online)  $499 

Active Duty Military Students Tuition Costs 2020-2021 Academic Year

Program  Tuition Per Credit Hour 
Self-Paced Degree Program  $250 
Undergraduate Online Program  $250 
Undergraduate In-Seat  $250 maximum 
Master of Business Administration  $333 
Master of Education  $300 
Master of Public Administration  $300 
Master of Sport Administration  $300 

Intensive English Program 2020-2021 Academic Year

Type of Cost  Tuition & Fees  Living Expenses**  Miscellaneous Expenses  Total 
Amount  $9,995  $7,274  $5,275  $22,544  

**Accommodation estimates are based on a 2-person traditional-style residence hall with a standard 19-meal per week plan. Actual costs may vary.  

Summer Program 2020-2021 Academic Year

Type of Cost  Tuition & Fees  Living Expenses**  Health Insurance  First Semester Fees  Books & Supplies  Total 
Amount  $2,812  $1,998  $350  $200  $200  $5,560  

**Accommodation estimates are based on a 2-person traditional-style residence hall with a standard 19-meal per week plan. Actual costs may vary. 

Fees 2020-2021 Academic Year

Type of Fee  Amount 
Enrollment Deposit   $250 
Graduation Application Fee   $70 
Commencement Fee – Hong Kong  180 (HKD 1,400) 
Transcripts per copy
By Mail

Rush Orders will be charged an additional fee 

  
$10

  

Portfolio Assessment Fee
Applicable toward semester credit charge if experiential learning credit is awarded, otherwise nonrefundable 
 $60 
Tuberculosis Test
Additional fees may apply 
 $86 
Fayette Campus Student Fee (The Student Fee is non-refundable and will not be adjusted when a student withdraws/changes enrollment status)    $875 annually 
Parking Permit   $75 
ID Card Replacement   $20 
Peacock Card Replacement   $20 
Parking Fines  $10 – $100 
Library Fines  Varies 
Disciplinary Fines  $25 – $250 
Residence Hall Key Replacement   $50-$200
$200 for Lee Apts and Hofmaster 
Residence Hall Early Check-In Fee  $10 per day 
Residence Hall Room Clean-Up Fines ($25 minimum)  Varies – $25 minimum 
Residence Hall Improper Check-Out  $25 
Orientation Fee  $75 
(includes Peacock Experience) 
Fayette Passport Picture Fee   $7 
Fayette International Student Orientation Fee   $200 
Payment Plan Fee  $25 
Late Payment Fee  $25 
NSF Check Fee-Paper   $25 
NFS Check Fee E-Check   $25 
Portfolio Assessment Fee  (applicable toward semester credit charge if experiential learning credit is awarded; otherwise nonrefundable)  $60 
 Experiential Learning (per semester credit)   $60 
Application Fee for U.S. Center, Self-Paced Degree and U.S. Online Programs, nonrefundable, (waived for applications completed online) Incarcerated individuals only  $50 
Application Fee – Hong Kong (non-refundable)  65 (HKD 500) 
 Audit Fee, per semester credit  $95 
 Extra-institutional Evaluation (per evaluation) for Law Enforcement, Fire Science, Cosmetology, Massage Therapy, Emergency and Disaster Management, Health Services Administration, and Corporate Training   $200 
Internship liability insurance, one time fee for PSY 403 only  $20 
Certificate Claim Fee  $30 
Overseas Postage for self-paced course  $40 
Self-Paced Program extension fee  $99 
Self-Paced Degree Program administrative withdrawal fee   $99 
 DSST administrative fee (plus the cost of exam)  $20 
Transcripting credit as recommended by ACE guidelines, including PEP, DSST and CLEP  No charge 
Hong Kong Institutional TOEFL  116 (HKD 900) 
Hong Kong Special Projects/Internship Ext. Fee  65 (HKD 500) 
Hong Kong Exam Retake Fee  77 (HKD 600) 
Hong Kong ID Card Replacement Fee  13 (HKD 100) 

All fees are in U.S. currency. 

Financial Aid

Take time to review the options that are available to you through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Our school code is 001893. 

Billing & Student Accounts

Learn more about the varies methods of paying for your education and how student billing is handled at UIU.