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2019-20 Annual Costs

Upper Iowa University wants every student to graduate with as little debt as possible. Be sure to complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) every year after October 1 to determine your eligibility for financial aid. Many students are surprised to find out they are eligible, so be sure to complete the FAFSA and have the results sent to UIU. Our code is 001893. The debt rate for Upper Iowa students upon graduation is, on average, among the lowest from public four-year or other private colleges and universities in Iowa. Be sure to use the Net Price Calculator to estimate your annual costs at UIU. Tuition, room and board, and other fees are set by the UIU Board of Trustees each year. Here are the current costs.

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 peacocks email address prior to the start of each semester.

Note: Costs and fees are effective with Session 1 registrations

Fayette Campus

Tuition fees for subsequent years may be subject to change. 

Description Amount
Fayette Campus Undergraduate Tuition
(Course load of 12-18 credit hours per semester)
$30,810 annually
Fayette Campus Undergraduate Tuition First Semester Fulltime $15,405 
Fayette Campus Undergraduate Tuition Second Semester Fulltime $15,405
Fayette Campus Undergraduate Part-time per credit hour   $1,281
Fayette Campus Undergraduate Student Fee
(The Student Fee is non-refundable and will not be adjusted when a student withdraws/changes enrollment status)
$875 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)
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)
Master of Education (rate per semester credit hour) $482
Master of Business Administration (rate per semester credit hour) $585

Fayette Campus Board Charges:

Meal Plan* Annual Cost Dining Dollars** Availability
Peacock Basic
(130 meals served, 10 guest meals)
$3,677 $300 per semester Only Lee Tower Residents
Peacock Blue
(All meals served**, 10 guest meals)
$4,696 $150 per semester All
Peacock Platinum - best value!
(All meals served**, 10 guest meals)
$4,845 $300 per semester All
Commuter Block Plan (40 meals)*** $721 $50 Commuters
Commuter Block Plan (80 meals)*** $1,287 $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 Pavo Blue and 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 $4,017
South Village 1 - Single $5,767
South Village 1 - Single Plus $6,282
South Village 2 or 3 - Double Room $4,326
South Village 2 or 3 - Single $5,973
South Village 2 or 3 - Single Plus $6,488
Garbee Hall - Double Room $3,399
Garbee Hall - Single Room $4,944
Lee - Double Room $4,738
Lee - Single Room $6,694

2019-20 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.
Fee Description Cost
Audit Fee (per semester credit hour) $95

Centers and Distance Education

In the 2019-20 academic year, undergraduate and graduate tuition costs for UIU educational centers, online courses, self-paced degree program, and international students are:

Location/Program Tuition Per 3-Credit Hour Course*
 Arizona (Mesa Nursing)  $1,413
 Illinois (Rockford)  $1,413
 Iowa (Cedar Rapids Undergraduate,  Des Moines Undergraduate, Des Moines Education, Quad Cities Undergraduate,  Quad Cities Education, Waterloo Undergraduate, Waterloo Education)  $1,413
 Iowa (Des Moines M.Ed., Quad Cities M.Ed, Waterloo M.Ed.)  $1,446
 Iowa (Cedar Rapids MBA, Des Moines MBA, Quad Cities MBA, Waterloo MBA)  $1,755
 Iowa (Waterloo MSC)  $1,380
 Kansas (Fort Leavenworth, Fort Riley)  $654
 Louisiana (Alexandria, Baton Rouge, DeRidder, New Orleans)  $909
 Louisiana (Fort Polk)  $654
 Louisiana (New Orleans military rate)  $750
 Louisiana (Baton Rouge MBA)  $1755
 Louisiana (New Orleans MPA)  $1665
 Oklahoma (Fort Sill)  $609
 Oklahoma (Fort Sill Goodyear)  $783
 Texas (Fort Hood)  $654
 Wisconsin (Blackhawk, Elkhorn, Madison, Milwaukee, Prairie du Chien, Wausau)
 Wisconsin (Madison MBA, Milwaukee MBA, Wausau MBA)  $1,755
 Wisconsin (Milwaukee MPA)  $1,665
 Self-Paced Degree Program  $990
 Online Undergraduate, Online Nursing  $1,413
 Online Master of Business Administration  $1,755
 Online Master of Education  $1,446
 Online Master of Public Administration  $1,665
 Online Master of Sport Administration  $1,446
 Daily 3, Daily 5  $486
 International Centers  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.

Other fees


Graduate Students

In the 2019-20 academic year, graduate tuition costs for UIU educational centers are:

Graduate Program Graduate Tuition Per 3-Semester Hour Course
Daily 3, Daily 5 $486
Master of Business Administration (Online, Baton Rouge, Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, Fayette, Madison, Milwaukee, Quad Cities, Waterloo, Wausau) $1.755
Master of Counseling (Waterloo) $1,380
Master of Education (Online, Des Moines, Fayette, Quad Cities, Waterloo) $1,446
Master of Public Administration (Online, Milwaukee, New Orleans) $1,665
Master of Sport Administration (Online) $1,446

Other fees.
Members of active military service and their families are eligible for tuition grants.
All annual costs are set by the Upper Iowa Board of Trustees and are subject to change each year.


Intensive English Program

Type of Cost Tuition Fees Living Expenses** Health Insurance Orientation Fee*** TB Testing Fee*** Total
Amount $9,000 $875  $8,244 $1,684 $200   $89


**Accommodation estimates are based on a 2-person traditional-style residence hall with a standard 19-meal per week plan. Actual costs may vary.
*** First semester only, Fall and Spring semesters only