Textbook & Fee Information

Textbooks

Ames Area Students

Textbooks for students in the Ames area may be picked up at the Iowa State University Book Store and charged to the Office of the Registrar. Books must be returned by the end of the semester to 10 Enrollment Services Center. Books not returned by the Friday of finals week will be billed to the student at 75% of the original cost.
 

Non-Ames Area Students

Textbooks for students not in the Ames area who are taking off-campus courses under Postsecondary Enrollment Option (PSEO) will be distributed by Memorial Union Bookstore and charged to the Office of the Registrar. The PSEO contact person at each high school will be the recipient of the books and will be responsible for the timely return of all books at the conclusion of each semester. Books should be returned to: Mindy Heggen, 10 Enrollment Services Center, ISU, Ames, IA 50011-2011--NOT to the University Book Store. Books not returned will be billed to the student’s account at 75% of the original cost.

Questions may be directed to Mindy Heggen at 515-294-2444 or at mskyles@iastate.edu.


Cancelling Registration

To cancel registration, the student must notify Mindy Heggen in the Office of the Registrar, at 515-294-2444, 10 Enrollment Services Center, BEFORE THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS.

If notice is received prior to the first day of class, ISU will cancel the student’s enrollment and remove 100% of the student’s tuition assessment. In addition, the student’s Iowa State permanent record will show no evidence of activity for the term registration was canceled.


Tuition Adjustments

Drops into Light Classification

The process is the same for both postsecondary and non-postsecondary students. The schedule below applies to full-semester courses only. For part-semester courses, call Mindy Heggen at 515-294-2444.

First Week

100% tuition adjustment

Second Week

100% tuition adjustment

After 10th day

No tuition adjustment

Withdrawals

The process is the same for both postsecondary and non-postsecondary students. The schedule below applies to full semester courses only—full semester defined as those that begin the official first day of the semester and end on the official last day of the semester. Please direct questions to Mindy Heggen at 515-294-2444.

Prior to term (cancellation)

100% tuition adjustment

Days 1 through 5

90% tuition adjustment

Days 6 through 10

75% tuition adjustment

Days 11 through 15

50% tuition adjustment

Days 16 through 20

25% tuition adjustment

*IMPORTANT: Students withdrawing after the 20th class day will not receive a refund.