Tuition and fees are approved by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa. Tuition and mandatory fees for fall 2021, winter 2022, spring 2022, and summer 2022 are listed as tentative rates, as they are the proposed rates that will be acted upon by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, at their July 28, 2021, meeting. At that time, final tuition and fee rates will be determined. Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice.


Program Specific Fees (2021-2022 Rates) 

Students pay only the course, program, and miscellaneous fees that apply to their programs, interests, or needs.

Fee TypeFee Amount
Account Review Fee - minimum $10.00
Additional Billing Statement Fee
Application fee - non-refundable - Domestic Students




Applied Music Fees (private instruction) 1 credit$150
Applied Music Fee (private instruction) 2 or 3 credits$190
Career Planning and Placement Services (fee assessed by college based on optional nature of service costs and number of resumes, credentials, etc.)
0 - $25

Continuing Education (per credit)

Credit by Exam
Deferred Billing Administrative Fee: for students who choose deferred billing
$20 per term
Chemistry: Chem 50
English/Reading: Engl 99R
English/Listening: Engl 99L
English/Speaking: Engl 99S
Foreign Languages: Frnch 97,
Ger 97 or Span 97
Math 10 or Math 30
                   PHYS 50X $390
Distance Education tuition per credit.
Diploma Replacement
Doctoral Post Comprehensive or Prelim (Continuous Registration - Graduate)
Employer Reimbursement Payment Option
FAX (for sending official documents)
Graduate College Copyright Fee$55
Health Insurance visit Student & Scholar Health Insurance for costs
Non-students/non-ISU employees,
per year
IEOP Fee please visit IEOP site for costs
Installment Payment Plan
International Student Orientation Fee $120
Lakeside Lab (per credit)
Late Payment
1% per month of amount past due
Late Registration Fees (undergraduate)
1st week
2nd week
3rd week or later
Parking - Costs average $155 per academic year. CyRide is available for all current students. $155

Records and Documents Fee
*Fee effective date begins Fall 2017

                     Degree Seeking Student$130
                     Non-degree Seeking Student$50
Regents Abroad
contact department
Reissue Check Fee
Returned Check Charge/Returned Direct Debit
Senior Fee (optional)
Student Course Fee - Applicable fees are listed with the course section in the schedule of classes   http://classes.iastate.edu/   
Sponsored International Student
5% of assessed fees
Study Abroad Administrative Fee*
Study Abroad Center Fee  $275
Thesis (Masters)
Thesis (Ph.D.)
Transcript Special Handling (for processing official documents)$5

Transcript/Certification Expedited FedEx Shipping (for expedited shipping of official documents)

$20 Domestic

$50 International

Veterinary Medicine Advance Payment
Veterinary Medicine Mobile Computing Fee

*Tuition assessment for study abroad credits, up to a maximum of 12 credits, is above and beyond tuition for other courses taken during the same term.

**Refundable except for $25 administrative fee charged to students who rescind their acceptance of admission prior to May 1; contact the Office of Admissions for more information.


Fee Glossary