Tuition & Fees | Distance and Online Education

Tuition

The University of Iowa tuition and fees are approved by the Board of Regents and published by the Office of the Registrar. 

Registrar's Tuition & Fee Tables

Students should consult the Registrar Tuition & Fee Tables to view rates for their primary program of study.  Tuition and fees are based on:

  • Student Program of study
  • Total semester hours of enrollment 

Snap shot of Tuition and Fee table

 

Distance Education Program Tuition

Students admitted to Distance Education Programs with a distance/online Learning Center are assessed tuition based on their residency, program of study and semester hours of enrollment.  Students are only assessed the mandatory technology fee and are not assessed the full suite of on-campus fees.  Students in distance programs are limited to registering in 4 s.h. of on-campus courses.

**Exceptions: Some courses (Public Health off-campus; MBA for Professionals & Managers; workshop enrollments; Lakeside Lab enrollments; or CIMBA; DCE Special Programs) do not assess tuition based on Tuition & Fee tables, but charge on a per course basis.  This will be noted in the course description in MyUI. See Academic Fees to view fee rates for those programs.

 

MyUI Tuition & Fee Assessment

Students can also view their real-time tution assessment after they are enrolled for courses in MyUI -- Financial Aid & Billing -- Tuition & Fees

Undergraduate Nondegree Distance Education students are charged according to the undergraduate student status in University College.  The Tuition & Fee Tables offered by the Office of the Registrar can help you determine the cost of courses.

Go to the Registrar's Tuition & Fee Tables

  • select a Session
  • Select University College
  • Next, filter by Learning Center and select Hybrid
  • The cost of your course(s) for the semester will be listed in the tables presented.

Graduate Nondegree Distance Education students are charged according to the graduate student status in the Graduate College.  The Tuition & Fee Tables offered by the Office of the Registrar can help you determine the cost of courses.

Go to the Registrar's Tuition & Fee Tables

  • Select a Session
  • Select Graduate College
  • In the second light blue rectangular box, select No curricular college.
  • Next, filter by Learning Center and select Hybrid.
  • The cost of your course(s) for the semester will be listed in the tables presented.

Tuition for workshops is assessed separately and billed in addition to tuition and fees for other courses. Rates can be found under Academic Fees on the Registrar’s webpage. Look for a table titled, ‘Continuing Education and Lakeside Lab.’

  • To pay your Ubill, log into MyUI with your Hawk ID and password.
  • Click on FINANCIAL AID & BILLING in the gold bar at the top of the page.
  • Look at the section called FINANCES & BILLING and click on University Bill to pay online.
  • You can contact the UI Billing Office at 319-335-0071 or ubill@uiowa.edu if you have additional questions about billing.

Tuition Refund After the Deadline

Requests for a partial or full refund of tuition after the published deadline should be directed to the Division of Continuing Education (DCE) Appeals Committee. Your request will be considered only if you can show that extraordinary circumstances (e.g., illness, personal upheaval, death in the family) affected your ability to follow procedures and deadlines. You must document these circumstances through an independent source.

    Requests to the DCE Appeals Committee

    The DCE Appeals Committee meets approximately twice a month, and will inform you of the outcome once all of your documentation has been received and a decision is made.

    1) Your request must include the following:

    • Full name
    • University or Hawk ID
    • Contact Information (at least two; phone number, e-mail, mailing address)
    • Course Number and Title
    • Requested outcome of the appeal
    • Justification (explain why you did not make your request by the published deadline)
    • Documentation.

    2) Submit your request in writing to the DCE office:

    Mail
    Division of Continuing Education, Appeals Committee
    The University of Iowa
    250 Continuing Education Facility
    Iowa City, IA 52242-0907

    Email
    Subject: “Tuition Appeal”
    To: dce-appeals@uiowa.edu

    Fax 319-335-2740

    3) Standard for documentation sent to the DCE Appeals Committee

    You are responsible for requesting any supporting documentation and sending it to the Appeals Committee.

    Any medical documentation must be in the form of a letter, on letterhead stationery, dated, and signed by the person providing it. The Reviewers cannot interpret a medical record or clinical notes.

    The following items are not acceptable documentation:

    • a photocopy of a prescription or a medication container,
    • a billing statement, or
    • information taken from the internet.

    The DCE requests this information for the purpose of documenting requests for exceptions to collegiate rules. No persons outside the university are provided this information without the student’s permission, except for items of directory information such as name and local address. All requested information is required. If the student fails to provide the required information, the DCE will not be able to act on the request.

    Reconsideration of Grade

    Students who have a complaint about an individual assignment or course grade should follow the procedures for Student Complaints in the Student Handbook.
     

    Change of Student Records after the Deadline Requests

    For a retroactive academic change (e.g., drop a course; withdraw; change from undergraduate to graduate status, from credit to audit, from letter grade to Pass/Nonpass) after the published deadline require collegiate approval.

    • Admitted Degree Seeking Students: Students admitted to UI degree programs should contact their advisor or the academic/student services office of their program of study.
    • Continuing Education Students: Continuing Education students, who are not admitted to a degree program at The University of Iowa, require approval from the Division of Continuing Education (DCE) Appeals Committee.