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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 grants, UIU 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 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.

2022-23 Tuition and Fees

Fayette Campus Tuition Fees and Costs for 2022-23 Academic Year

Fayette Campus Undergraduate Tuition Fees and Costs 2022-23 Academic Year

Description Amount
Fayette Campus Undergraduate Tuition
(Course load of 12-18 credit hours per semester)
$32,589 annually
Fayette Campus Undergraduate Tuition First Semester Fulltime $16,294.50
Fayette Campus Undergraduate Tuition Second Semester Fulltime $16,294.50
Fayette Undergraduate Transfer Rate Discount  $12,444
Fayette Campus Undergraduate Part-time per credit hour  $1355
Fayette Campus Undergraduate Student Fee
(The Student Fee is non-refundable and will not be adjusted when a student withdraws/changes enrollment status)
$1,050 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)
$525
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)
$525

Fayette Campus Board Charges

Meal Plan* Annual Cost Dining Dollars** Availability
Peacock Basic
(130 meals served, 10 guest meals)
$3,926 $300 per semester Only Lee Tower Residents
Peacock Blue
(All meals served**, 10 guest meals)
$5,015 $150 per semester All
Peacock Platinum – best value!
(All meals served**, 10 guest meals)
$5,172 $300 per semester All
Commuter Block Plan (40 meals)*** $770.00 $50 Commuters
Commuter Block Plan (80 meals)*** $1377.00 $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 Services only.

Fayette Campus Room Charges

(All single room assignments are subject to availability)

Resident Hall/Room* Annual Cost
South Village 1 – Double Room $4,360
South Village 1 – Single $6,262
South Village 1 – Single Plus $6,821
South Village 2 or 3 – Double Room $4,696
South Village 2 or 3 – Single $6,485
South Village 2 or 3 – Single Plus $7,044
Garbee Hall – Double Room $3,690
Garbee Hall – Single Room $5,367
Lee – Double Room $5,143
Lee – Single Room $7,268

2022-23 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 2022-23 Academic Year


Location/Program  Tuition Per Credit Hour* 
 Arizona (Mesa Nursing)   $498 
 Illinois (Rockford)   $498 
 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 Leavenworth, Fort Riley)   $234 
 Louisiana (Alexandria, Baton Rouge, DeRidder, New Orleans)   $321 
 Louisiana (Fort Polk)   $234 
 Louisiana (New Orleans military rate)   $250 
Mississippi (Naval Air Station Meridian)    $234 
 Oklahoma (Fort Sill)   $222 
 Oklahoma (Fort Sill Goodyear)   $282
 Texas (Fort Hood)   $234
 Wisconsin (Blackhawk, Elkhorn, Madison, Milwaukee, Prairie du Chien, Wausau)  $498 


*Number of credit hours may vary by course
 

Online Program and Self-Paced Degree Program Undergraduate Tuition Costs 2022-23 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 2022-23 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, Madison, Milwaukee, Quad Cities, Waterloo, Wausau)   $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, Milwaukee, New Orleans)  $590 
Master of Sport Administration (Online)  $512 

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
Master of Sport Administration $250

Fees 2022-23 Academic Year

Type of Fee Amount
Enrollment Deposit $250
Graduation Application Fee $70
Transcripts per copy
By MailRush 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) $1,050 annually
Parking Permit $75
ID Card Replacement $20
ESA ID Card Replacement $20
Parking Fines $25-$200
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
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
 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 Electronic – Free
Paper copy – $15
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

Course Fees

Andres School of Education

Course Code Course Title  Course Fee  Fee Explanation
EXSS 102 First Aid/CPR/AED  $ 30.00  Fee for certification card, pocket mas, & supplies for completing the course
EDU 110 Foundations of American Education  $ 15.00  Teacher Ed student background check before entering PK-12 schools for practicum, field experiences, observations, etc.
AT 166 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries  $ 15.00  Taping Supplies

School of Arts & Sciences

Course Code Course Title  Course Fee  Fee Explanation
GRAF (Fayette only) All Graphic Design Courses  $50.00  Printing/ Adobe Subscription
ART 202 Painting  $120.00  Brushes/ Canvas/ Paints
ART 204 Printmaking  $100.00  Paper/ Blocks/ Ink
ART 222 Ceramics-Hand Building  $120.00  Clay/ Glaze
ART 223 Ceramics-Wheel Throwing  $120.00 Clay/ Glaze
ART 225 Sculpture  $120.00  Metal/ Welding Supplies/ Wood
ART 300 Human Figure Drawing I  $100.00  Model/ Drawing Tools/ Paper
ART 304 Printmaking:Screen Printing  $100.00  Paper/ Blocks/ Ink
ART 323 Ceramics Mold Making  $120.00  Clay/ Glaze
ART 325 Intermediate Sculpture  $120.00  Metal/ Welding Supplies/ Wood
ART 404 Advanced Printmaking  $100.00  Paper/ Blocks/ Ink
ART 412 Advanced Painting  $120.00  Brushes/ Canvas/ Paints
ART 423 Advanced Ceramics  $120.00  Clay/ Glaze
ART 425 Advanced Sculpture  $120.00  Metal/ Welding Supplies/ Wood
ART 430 Advanced Watercolor/Water Media  $100.00  Brushes/ Paper/ Paints
ART 101 Digital Tools  $50.00  Adobe Subscription
ART 109 2D  $50.00  Paper/ Drawing materials
ART 110 Drawing  $75.00  Paper/ Drawing materials
ART 120 3D  $75.00  Wire/ Glue/Wood/ Plaster
ART 210 Intermediate Drawing  $75.00  Paper/ Drawing materials
BIO 215 Local Field Science  $10.00 Biology Student Travel 
BIO 220 Zoology  $10.00  Dissection specimens
BIO 231 Gen. Botany  $10.00  Lab manual printing
BIO 268 Intro A&P  $20.00  Dissection specimens, laboratory materials
BIO 270 Hum Ant Phy I  $20.00  Dissection specimens, laboratory materials
BIO 275 Hum Ant Phy II  $20.00  Dissection specimens, laboratory materials
BIO 280 Plants IA  $10.00   Printing
BIO 303 Exp. In Health Sci Careers  $20.00  Liability Insurance
BIO 315 Ichthyology  $10.00  Student Travel
BIO 335 Ecology  $15.00  Student Travel
BIO 391 Mammology  $10.00  Student Travel
BIO 393 Herpetology  $10.00  Student Travel
BIO 396 Molecular Tool & Tech I  $20.00  Enzymes/other reagents/kits
BIO 397 Molecular Tool & Tech II  $20.00  Enzymes/other reagents/kits
BIO 135 Principles of Biology I  $10.00  Printing
BIO 140 Prin Biology II  $10.00  Dissection specimens
BIO 210 Microbiology  $10.00  Disposable labware/cultures
CHEM 330 Biochemistry I  $99.99  Paid to Macmillan Learning
CHEN 331 Biochemistry II  $99.99   Paid to Macmillan Learning
ES 100 Intro Geol  $10.00  ES Instructional
ES 121 Dinosaurs  $90*  *Cost Varies ES Instructional Travel to museum
ES 175 Earth Systems Lab  $35.00 ES Student Travel 
 ES 251 Extinction  $35.00  ES Student Travel
ES 316 Geomorphology lab  $60.00  ES Student Travel
ES 326 Soil Gen.  $50.00  ES Student Travel
ES 410 Reg Sustain  $30.00  ES Student Travel
ES 417 Hydrogeology  $60.00  ES Student Travel
ES 161 (Fayette Only) Env. Science  $5.00  ES Instructional
GEOG 100 (Fayette Only) Intro to Physical Geography  $5.00  ES Instructional
MATH 120 Calculus I  $30.00 Paid to WebAssign
MATH 200 Analyt. Geometry & Calculus II  $30.00 Paid to WebAssign 
MATH 215 Calculus IV  $30.00  Paid to WebAssign
MATH 301 Linear Algebra  $30.00  Paid to WebAssign
MATH 302 Math Statistics I  $30.00  Paid to WebAssign
PHY 111 Introductory Physics I  $30.00  Paid to WebAssign
PHY 113 Introductory Physics II  $30.00  Paid to WebAssign
PSY 40341 Internship  $20.00  Liability
PSY 321 Death and Dying  $50.00  Travel
PSY 212 Dev Psy: Birth to Adolescence  $25.00  Poster Printing

School of Business & Professional Studies

Course Code Course Title Course Fee  Fee Explanation
BA 460 Strategic Management  $40.00  Peregrine external assessment
BA 590 Research Seminar  $40.00  Peregrine external assessment
NUR 325 Integrated Conc/Nursing Care I  $100.00  Shadow Health–Simulation System
NUR 340 Community Hlth Nursing  $15.00  Liability Insurance Fee

Estimated Cost of Attendance

Fayette

Budgeted Items 2022-23 Estimated Cost
Tuition & Fees* $33,640
Books and Supplies $1,000
Miscellaneous $2,640
Transportation $1,612
Room and Board $9,364
Total $48,256

 

Centers/Online

Budgeted Items 2022-23 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 2022-23 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 2022-23 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 2022-23 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 UIU 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 UIU.