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2016-17 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 January 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.

Fayette Campus Centers and Distance Education Graduate Students Intensive English Program

Fayette Campus

Tuition fees for subsequent years may be subject to change. 

Fayette Campus Tuition (Course load of 12-18 credit hours per semester) $28,140 annually
Fayette Campus rate per credit hour under 12 credits $1,172.50
Fayette Campus Student Fee (The Student Fee is non-refundable and will not be adjusted when a student withdraws/changes enrollment status)  $750 annually

Fayette Campus Board Charges:

Meal Plan Annual Cost Semester Cost Peacock (Flex) Dollars* Availability
Peacock Basic
(130 meals served, 10 guest meals)
$3,570 $1,785 $300 per semester Lee Towers and Hofmaster
Peacock Blue
(All meals served**, 10 guest meals)
$4,560 $2,280 $150 per semester All
Peacock Platinum - best value!
(All meals served**, 10 guest meals)
$4,704 $2,352 $300 per semester All
Commuter Block Plan (40 meals)*** $700 $350 $50 Commuters
Commuter Block Plan (80 meals)*** $1,250 $625 $50 Commuters

* Indicates Peacock (Flex) Dollars that are included with this meal plan

** Includes all meals served in the Servery for fall and/or spring semesters

*** Commuter Block Plans are purchased directly with ARAMARK Dining Service.

Meals are used in the Servery. Peacock (Flex) Dollars (declining balance) can be used in the Servery, Café. for food/beverages at Pavo Blue and concessions stands.  Declining balance can be added to at any time.

Fayette Campus Room Charges: (All single room assignments are subject to availability)

Resident Hall/Room Annual Cost Semester Cost
Garbee Hall - Double Room $3,280 $1,640
Garbee Hall - Single Room $5,104 $2,552
South Village 1 - Double Room $3,850 $1,925
South Village 1 - Single Room $5,518 $2,759
South Village 1 - Single Plus $6,020 $3,010
South Village 2 or 3 - Double Room $4,170 $2,085
South Village 2 or 3 - Single Room $5,626 $2,813
South Village 2 or 3 - Single Plus $6,020 $3,010
Lee or Hofmaster - Double Room $4,460 $2,230
Lee or Hofmaster - Single Room $6,260 $3,130

2016-17 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.
Audit Fee (per semester credit hour) $95
Semester overload fee (per credit hour): After total of 18 credits for Fall or Spring Semester, excluding Interim $454
Interim Tuition (per semester credit hour): Additional fees may be charged for special Interim classes $454
Summer Internship (per semester credit hour) $454
Summer Tuition (per semester credit hour) $454
Endorsement (rate per semester credit hour) $406
Summer School Graduate (rate per semester credit hour) $406
Master of Education (rate per semester credit hour) $441
Master of Higher Education Administration (rate per semester credit hour) $499
Master of Business Administration (rate per semester credit hour) $535

Centers and Distance Education

In the 2016-17 academic year, undergraduate and graduate tuition costs for UIU educational centers, online courses, self-paced degree program, and international students are:

 Location/Program  Undergraduate Tuition Per 3-Credit Hour Course
 Arizona (Mesa Undergraduate, Mesa Nursing)  $1,290
 Illinois (Rockford)  $1,290
 Iowa (Cedar Rapids Undergraduate, Cedar Rapids Nursing, Des Moines Undergraduate, Des Moines Education, Des Moines Nursing, Mary Greeley Nursing, Quad Cities Undergraduate,  Quad Cities Education, Waterloo Undergraduate, Waterloo Education)  $1,290
 Iowa (Des Moines M.Ed., Quad Cities M.Ed, Waterloo M.Ed.)
 Iowa (Des Moines MBA, Quad Cities MBA, Waterloo MBA) 
 Iowa (Waterloo MSC)
 Kansas (Fort Leavenworth, Fort Riley)  $600
 Louisiana (Alexandria, Baton Rouge, DeRidder, New Orleans)
 Louisiana (Fort Polk)
 Oklahoma (Fort Sill)
 Oklahoma (Fort Sill Goodyear)
 Wisconsin (Blackhawk, Elkhorn, Madison, Milwaukee, Prairie du Chien, Wausau)  $1,290
 Self-Paced Degree Program  $975
 Online Undergraduate, Online Education, Online Nursing  $1,290
 Online MBA
 Online MPA
 Online M.Ed.
 Online MSA
 Daily 3, Daily 5  $485
 International Centers  Please contact the Center

NOTE: 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 discount. Some other discounts may be available to members of certain business partnerships.
Complete list of undergraduate fees and costs at U.S./international centers and online


Graduate Students

In the 2016-17 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, Des Moines, Fayette, Quad Cities, Waterloo) $1.605
Master of Counseling (Waterloo) $1,350
Master of Education (Online, Des Moines, Fayette, Quad Cities, Waterloo) $1,323
Master of Public Administration (Online) $1,527
Master of Sport Administration (Online) $1,323

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


Intensive English Program

Tuition Fees Living Expenses* Health Insurance Orientation Fee** TB Testing Fee** Total
 $8,800 $750   $8,060  $1,240 $200   $86  $19,236

*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