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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.  凯发 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: 凯发 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 grants, 凯发 specific institutional options, employer tuition assistance program, or military and veterans’ benefits.

Self-Funding

Make payments as you go through our Payment Plan options as you are attending 凯发.  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.

2023-24 Tuition and Fees

Fayette Campus Tuition Fees and Costs for 2023-24 Academic Year

Fayette Campus Undergraduate Tuition Fees and Costs 2023-24 Academic Year

Description Amount
Fayette Campus Undergraduate Tuition
(Course load of 12-18 credit hours per semester)
$18,000 annually
Fayette Campus Undergraduate Tuition First Semester Fulltime $9,000
Fayette Campus Undergraduate Tuition Second Semester Fulltime $9,000
Fayette Campus Undergraduate Student Fee
(The Student Fee is non-refundable and will not be adjusted when a student withdraws/changes enrollment status)
$1,000 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)
$500
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)
$500

Fayette Campus Board Charges

Meal Plan* Annual Cost Dining Dollars** Availability
Peacock Basic
(130 meals served, 10 guest meals)
 $4,024 $300 per semester Only Lee Tower & Hofmaster Residents
Peacock Blue
(All meals served**, 10 guest meals)
 $5,140 $150 per semester All
Peacock Platinum – best value!
(All meals served**, 10 guest meals)
 $5,301 $300 per semester All
Commuter Block Plan (40 meals)***  $789 $50 per semester Commuters & Hofmaster Residents
Commuter Block Plan (80 meals)***  $1,411 $50 per semester Commuters & Hofmaster Residents

* Meals are used in the Servery

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

*** Purchased in Dining Services or Student Life only.

Fayette Campus Room Charges

(All single room assignments are subject to availability)

Resident Hall/Room* Annual Cost
South Village 1 – Double Room  $4,469
South Village 1 – Single  $6,418
South Village 1 – Single Plus  $6,991
South Village 2 or 3 – Double Room $4,813
South Village 2 or 3 – Single  $6,647
South Village 2 or 3 – Single Plus  $7,220
Garbee Hall – Double Room  $3,782
Garbee Hall – Single Room  $5,501
Lee – Double Room  $5,271
Lee – Single Room $7,449
Hofmaster – Single Room** $3,150

** For approved transfers and graduate students only, undergraduate students are required to enroll in a meal plan.

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 2023-24 Academic Year

Location/Program  Tuition Per Credit Hour* 
 Iowa (Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, Des Moines Education, Quad Cities, Quad Cities Education, Waterloo, Waterloo Education)    $498 
 Iowa Center Teacher Education (Des Moines Education, Quad Cities Education, Waterloo Education)   $375 
 Kansas (Fort Riley)   $234 
 Louisiana (Alexandria, Baton Rouge, DeRidder, New Orleans)   $321 
 Louisiana (Fort Johnson)   $234 
 Louisiana (New Orleans military rate)   $250 
 Oklahoma (Fort Sill)   $222 
 Oklahoma (Fort Sill Goodyear)   $282


*Number of credit hours may vary by course
 

Online Program and Self-Paced Degree Program Undergraduate Tuition Costs 2023-24 Academic Year

Program  Tuition Per Credit Hour* 
 Online Undergraduate   $498 
 Online Nursing   $498 
 Self-Paced   $330 

*Number of credit hours may vary by course 

Graduate Tuition Costs 2023-24 Academic Year

Graduate Program  Graduate Tuition Per Credit Hour 
Daily 3, Daily 5  $499 (per class)
Master of Business Administration (Online, Baton Rouge, Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, Fayette, Quad Cities, Waterloo)   $625 
Master of Counseling (Online)  $495 
Master of Education (Online, Des Moines, Fayette, Quad Cities, Waterloo) $333
Master of Healthcare Administration (Online)  $590 
Master of Public Administration (Online, New Orleans)  $590 

Military Tuition Assistance Rate

Program Type Tuition Per Credit Hour
Undergraduate $250
Self-Paced $250
Master of Business Administration $250
Master of Counseling $250
Master of Education $250
Master of Healthcare Administration $250
Master of Public Administration $250

Course Fees

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse FeeFee Explanation
All Nursing Students $ 83.75 CastleBranch Clinical Compliance Document Tracking System (requirement for admission)
ART 101Digital Tools $ 50.00 Adobe Subscription
ART 1092D $ 50.00 Paper/ Drawing materials
ART 110Drawing $ 75.00 Paper/ Drawing materials
ART 1203D $ 75.00 Wire/ Glue/Wood/ Plaster
ART 202Painting $ 120.00 Brushes/ Canvas/ Paints
ART 204Printmaking $ 100.00 Paper/ Blocks/ Ink
ART 210Intermediat Drawing $ 75.00 Paper/ Drawing materials
ART 222Ceramics-Hand Building $ 120.00 Clay/ Glaze
ART 223Ceramics-Wheel Throwing $ 120.00 Clay/ Glaze
ART 225Sculpture $ 120.00 Metal/ Welding Supplies/ Wood
ART 300Human Figure Drawing I $ 100.00 Model/ Drawing Tools/ Paper
ART 304Printmaking:Screen Printing $ 100.00 Paper/ Blocks/ Ink
ART 323Ceramics Mold Making $ 120.00 Clay/ Glaze
ART 325Intermediate Sculpture $ 120.00 Metal/ Welding Supplies/ Wood
ART 404Advanced Printmaking $ 100.00 Paper/ Blocks/ Ink
ART 412Advanced Painting $ 120.00 Brushes/ Canvas/ Paints
ART 423Advanced Ceramics $ 120.00 Clay/ Glaze
ART 425Advanced Sculpture $ 120.00 Metal/ Welding Supplies/ Wood
ART 430Advanced Watercolor/Water Media $ 100.00 Brushes/ Paper/ Paints
BA 460Strategic Management $ 40.00 Peregrine external assessment
BA 590Research Seminar $ 40.00 Peregrine external assessment
BIO 135Principles of Biology I $ 10.00 Printing, laboratory materials
BIO 140Prin Biology II $ 10.00 Dissection specimens
BIO 210Microbiology $ 20.00 Disposable labware/cultures and lab manual printing
BIO 215Local Field Science $ 10.00 Biology Student Travel
BIO 220Zoology $ 10.00 Dissection specimens
BIO 231Gen. Botany $ 15.00 Lab manual printing, laboratory materials
BIO 268Intro A&P $ 20.00 Dissection specimens, laboratory materials
BIO 270Hum Ant Phy I $ 20.00 Dissection specimens, laboratory materials
BIO 275Hum Ant Phy II $ 20.00 Dissection specimens, laboratory materials
BIO 280Plants IA $ 10.00 Printing
BIO 303Exp. In Health Sci Careers $ 20.00 Liability Insurance
BIO 315Ichthyology $ 10.00 Student Travel
BIO 335Ecology $ 15.00 Student Travel
BIO 391Mammology $ 10.00 Student Travel
BIO 393Herpetology $ 10.00 Student Travel
BIO 396Molecular Tool & Tech I $ 20.00 Enzymes/other reagents/kits
BIO 397Molecular Tool & Tech II $ 20.00 Enzymes/other reagents/kits
BIO 433Ecological Restoration and Ecosystem Management Practices and Principles $ 40.00 Student Travel, laboratory materials and student certification fees
EDU 310Teaching Visual Arts $ 10.00 Consumable supplies to make projects to teach visual arts
EDY 110Foundations of American Education $ 15.00 Teacher Ed student background check before entering PK-12 schools for practicum, field experiences, observations, etc.
ES 100Intro Geol $ 10.00 ES Instructional
ES 121Dinosaurs$90** Cost Varies ES Instructional Travel to museum
ES 161 (Fayette Only)Env. Science $ 5.00 ES Instructional
ES 175Earth Systems Lab $ 35.00 ES Student Travel
ES 251Extinction $ 35.00 ES Student Travel
ES 316Geomorphology lab $ 60.00 ES Student Travel
ES 326Soil Gen. $ 50.00 ES Student Travel
ES 410Reg Sustain $ 30.00 ES Student Travel
ES 417Hydrogeology $ 60.00 ES Student Travel
EXSS 102First Aid/CPR/AED $ 35.00 Fee for certification card, pocket mask, & supplies for completing course
EXSS 166Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries $ 15.00 Taping supplies
GEOG 100 (Fayette Only)Intro to Physical Geography $ 5.00 ES Instructional
GRAF (Fayette only)All Graphic Design Courses $ 50.00 Printing/ Adobe Subscription
HA 590 Healthcare Capstone $ 40.00 Peregine Assessment Exam
MATH 120Calculus I $ 30.00 paid to WebAssign
MATH 200Analyt. Geometry & Calculus II $ 30.00 paid to WebAssign
MATH 215Calculus IV $ 30.00 paid to WebAssign
MATH 301Linear Algebra $ 30.00 paid to WebAssign
MATH 302Math Statistics I $ 30.00 paid to WebAssign
NUR 325Integrated Conc/Nursing Care I $ 100.00 Shadow Health--Simulation System
NUR 340Community Hlth Nursing $ 15.00 Liability Insurance Fee
PHY 111Introductory Physics I $ 30.00 paid to WebAssign
PHY 113Introductory Physics II $ 30.00 paid to WebAssign
PSY 212Dev Psy: Birth to Adolescence $ 25.00 Poster Printing
PSY 321Death and Dying $ 50.00 Travel
PSY 40341Internship $ 20.00 Liability

Estimated Cost of Attendance

Cost of Attendance:

The cost of attendance budget is an estimate of a student’s educational expenses for a period of enrollment. It is also the costs taken into consideration when calculating a student’s financial need. This is an estimate only, as expenses will vary for each student based on location, credit load, lifestyle, housing and living expenses.

Cost of Attendance Elements:

  • Tuition and Fees: The amount the institution assesses for a student’s educational course load
  • Books, course materials, supplies and equipment: An allowance for books, course materials and equipment for a student’s course of study
  • Transportation: An allowance for student transportation costs between campus, residence and place of employment
  • Miscellaneous Expenses: An allowance for a student’s personal miscellaneous expenses
  • Living Expenses: An allowance for food and housing costs incurred by a student
  • Federal Loan Fees: An average allowance for the cost of any federal student loan fee or origination fee charged to the student or parent of the student borrowing federal funds

Fayette

Budgeted Items 2023-24 Estimated Cost
Tuition & Fees* $19,000
Books and Supplies $1,000
Miscellaneous $2,640
Transportation $1,612
Room and Board $9,770
Total $34,022

 

Centers/Online

Budgeted Items 2023-24 Estimated Cost
Tuition & Fees* $18,078
Books and Supplies $1,500
Miscellaneous $3,795
Transportation $2,337
Room and Board $17,157
Total $42,867

 

Military Installations

Budgeted Items 2023-24 Estimated Cost
Tuition & Fees* $8,589
Books and Supplies $1,500
Miscellaneous $3,795
Transportation $2,337
Room and Board $13,646
Total $29,867

 

Online Military

Budgeted Items 2023-24 Estimated Cost
Tuition & Fees* $9,000
Books and Supplies $1,500
Miscellaneous $3,795
Transportation $2,337
Room and Board $13,646
Total $30,278

 

Southern Center

Budgeted Items 2023-24 Estimated Cost
Tuition & Fees* $11,754
Books and Supplies $1,500
Miscellaneous $3,795
Transportation $2,337
Room and Board $15,211
Total $34,597

*Direct costs based on 12 credits a semester, other costs are estimated based on location

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 凯发 Board of Trustees each year.

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 凯发.