2022-23 Cost of Attendance

The charts below outline an estimate for the academic year 2022-23 cost of attendance (fall and spring semesters). This is based on the full academic year for a full-time student with at least 12 credit hours per semester. Subject to change by action of the Board of Regents, State of Iowa.


Things to know


  • All costs are electronically billed directly to you. This includes tuition, all mandatory fees, contracted campus room and meal plan expenses, and any other University costs.

  • Full-time students can register for 12 to 18 credit hours per semester. The cost is a flat rate for 12+ credit hours and does not increase with additional credits.

  • The costs above are for a full academic year (fall and spring semesters). 

Direct Costs

Tuition & Fees

The amount listed for Tuition & Fees is based on full-time enrollment. Please refer to our Tuition & Fees page for more information, including a detailed listing of Tuition & Fees per credit hour. 

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Room & Board

  • Room & Board is an allowance for the cost of housing and food, whether living on- or off-campus.

  • If living on-campus, your Room & Board charges will be billed through the University. To check the costs of on-campus housing and meal plans, please refer to the Housing & Dining website.

  • If living off-campus, your housing costs will not be billed through the University (unless you purchase an on-campus meal plan), but you may use financial aid to help cover off-campus housing and food costs.

  • Your actual housing and foods costs may vary.

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Indirect Costs

Books & Supplies

  • This is an estimated allowance for the cost of books and other course-related expenses.

  • Your books will not be billed directly through the University unless you purchase them at the UNI Bookstore and charge them to your U-bill.

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  • This is an estimated allowance for the cost of traveling between home and campus.
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Personal Expenses

  • This is an allowance for items such as clothing, personal needs, entertainment, communication devices, etc.

  • Personal expenses vary from student to student.

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