COSTS TO ATTEND:
When budgeting for college, we recommend you consider both direct and indirect expenses. Direct expenses are those that are owed directly to UNI, and appear on your university bill (U-Bill). Indirect expenses are estimates of amounts you may spend on personal items such as books, gas, dining out, etc. The total amount of aid a student is offered will match the amount of the direct and indirect expenses.
Undergraduate tuition and mandatory fees
Room and board
Total direct tuition and fees
Tuition based on 12 or more credit hours.
*2017-18 room and board, based on double room and Purple Meal plan. See options at dor.uni.edu
Undergraduate tuition for the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences, and College of Education.
For College of Business Administration tuition, visit tuition.uni.edu/.
Total indirect expenses
Total Cost of Attending = Iowa resident $20,430
= Non-resident $31,372
*residents of Iowa
BY THE NUMBERS—
Ranked in the top 100 “Best Values in Public Colleges” by Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Ranked among the top 22 colleges in Iowa by Affordable Colleges Online as a university that provides students with the best lifetime return on investment.
Ranked in the top 100 colleges in Washington Monthly’s 2013 "Best Bang for the Buck" rankings, an exclusive list of the colleges in America that do the best job of helping non-wealthy students attain marketable degrees at affordable prices.
PAYING FOR COLLEGE
Consider the following options when planning to pay for college.
Do you have any family that is planning to contribute. If so, how much?
Consider any gifts that you’ve received that could help pay for school. Ex. Graduation gifts
Are you working a part-time job during high school or college? Setting a portion of this aside each paycheck can help with your bill!
Do you have any money in savings that could pay a portion? You could even just apply this to books!
Scholarships are a useful way to pay for school that you don’t have to pay back. Visit our scholarships webpage to learn more!
Grants are “free money” that you receive from the government that you don’t have to pay back. All you need to do is qualify and complete your FAFSA!
Payment plans are available with the university that break your bill down into equal chunks that are due each month. If you are working during the school year but don’t have enough saved up now, this is a great option to avoid taking out student loans.
These loans are available on your Financial Aid Award after you complete your FAFSA. You do need to pay these back but they have low-interest with fixed rates.
Subsidized loans are the best because you don’t accrue interest while you’re a student.
Unsubsidized loans accrue interest while you’re in school
This is a federal loan that your parents take out to help you pay for school. If your parents want to do this, they will need to apply online.
These are loans that are through private banks and lenders. These can only be done after all of your other financial aid is used.
Net Price Calculator and Automatic Award Calculator in one! This process will provide you with not only the net price to attend the University of Northern Iowa, but also the awards you will be automatically considered for when you apply for admission. In addition, you will be able to view the average Expected Family Contribution (EFC) for your income level. The EFC is calculated from the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and used to determine your actual financial aid award.
Live Like a Student” programming has been designed to provide students with a broad knowledge base concerning their personal finances while allowing for personalized attention to assist in finding the solutions that are best for them.
What does it mean to “Live Like a Student?” It means that students must make responsible decisions regarding money...
$ Budget and have financial goals.
$ Live within financial means.
$ Understand how actions today will affect the financial future.