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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 grantsUIU specific institutional options, employer tuition assistance program, or military and veterans’ benefits


Make payments as you go through our Payment Plan options or working 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. 

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. 

2021-22 Tuition and Fees

Fayette Campus Tuition Fees and Costs for 2021-22 Academic Year

Fayette Campus Undergraduate Tuition Fees and Costs 2021-22 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   $1354.56
Fayette Campus Undergraduate Student Fee 
(The Student Fee is non-refundable and will not be adjusted when a student withdraws/changes enrollment status)  
$1020 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)  
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)  

Fayette Campus Board Charges

Meal Plan* Annual Cost Dining Dollars** Availability
Peacock Basic
(130 meals served, 10 guest meals)
$3,830 $300 per semester Only Lee Tower Residents
Peacock Blue
(All meals served**, 10 guest meals)
$4,893 $150 per semester All
Peacock Platinum – best value!
(All meals served**, 10 guest meals)
$5,046 $300 per semester All
Commuter Block Plan (40 meals)*** $751 $50 Commuters
Commuter Block Plan (80 meals)*** $1,343 $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  $4,254 
South Village 1 – Single  $6,109 
South Village 1 – Single Plus  $6,654 
South Village 2 or 3 – Double Room  $4,582 
South Village 2 or 3 – Single  $6,327 
South Village 2 or 3 – Single Plus  $6,872 
Garbee Hall – Double Room  $3,600 
Garbee Hall – Single Room  $5,236 
Lee – Double Room  $5,018 
Lee – Single Room  $7,091 

2021-22 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 2021-22 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 
 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 2021-22 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 2021-22 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) *beginning Session 3 $333
Master of Public Administration (Online, Milwaukee, New Orleans)  $590 
Master of Sport Administration (Online)  $512 

Active Duty Military Students Tuition Costs 2021-22 Academic Year

Program Tuition Per Credit Hour
Self-Paced Degree Program $250
Undergraduate Online Program $250
Undergraduate In-Seat Up to $250
Master of Business Administration $250*
Master of Education $250*
Master of Public Administration $250*
Master of Science in Counseling $250*
Master of Sport Administration  $250*
*Beginning Session 3 (January 2022)

Fees 2021-22 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
Portfolio Assessment Fee
Applicable toward semester credit charge if experiential learning credit is awarded, otherwise nonrefundable
Tuberculosis Test
Additional fees may apply
Fayette Campus Student Fee (The Student Fee is non-refundable and will not be adjusted when a student withdraws/changes enrollment status) $1,020 annually
Parking Permit $80
ID Card Replacement $20
Peacock Card Replacement $20
Parking Fines $10 – $100
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
Payment Plan Fee $25
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 $30
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
Hong Kong Institutional TOEFL $116 (HKD 900)

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.