Billing and Payments

Fee Policies and Descriptions

Note: Fees are subject to change without notice; subject to approval by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa.

In certain courses involving special expenses, an additional fee may be charged. These fees are indicated in the course description of the specific courses involved. Possible fees may include materials, field trip and travel, equipment use, and professional support. Students who are not residents of Iowa pay an additional tuition fee each semester. This tuition fee is assessed in accordance with regulations of the Board of Regents, State of Iowa.

Fee Payment

The Accounts Receivable Office bills students for tuition, room and board, and various other university charges. Each student will receive an email message on the first of each month at their Iowa State email address telling them that their bill is available on AccessPlus. It is the student’s responsibility to regularly check their Iowa State email account. Students may pay their university bill by direct debit through AccessPlus.

Students who do not receive a billing statement before the term begins and are unable to use AccessPlus to view their bill, should contact the Accounts Receivable Office to learn the amount of their account balance due. Failure to receive a billing statement or view their account on AccessPlus will not exempt students from late penalties or from having a hold placed on their registration.

If payment of the minimum due is not made by the deadline printed on the billing statement, all fees become due immediately. A one-percent finance charge will be assessed on the total amount due at that time, and a “hold” will be placed on the student’s registration until payment of the total amount due has been made.

Deferred Payment

Each term, students who do not pay their first payment in full by the due date will automatically select the deferred option, and will be charged a $20 administrative fee.

University fees may be paid in three installments each academic term. Payments for fall semester will be due August 20, September 20, and October 20. Payments for spring semester will be due January 20, February 20, and March 20. Summer fees will be due May 20, June 20 and July 20.

Past Due Accounts

Students with past due accounts receivable charges prior to the beginning of classes may be dropped from enrollment if these past due accounts are not paid before the first day of classes.




For payment and account balance information:
Accounts Receivables
0880 Beardshear

For dining or room fees information:
Department of Residence
2419 Friley
800-854-9050 or 515-294-2900
e-mail: or

For tuition and mandatory fees information:
Office of the Registrar
10 Enrollment Services Center
Phone: 515-294-2331