Program Specific Fees (2023-2024 Rates) 

Tuition and fees are approved by the Iowa Board of Regents, State of Iowa. Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice. Fall and spring semester tuition and fees are based on credit load at 5:00 p.m. on the 10th day of class. This is the last day for adjustments downward in tuition and fee assessment. For questions regarding tuition and fees, please call 515-294-1840 or email tuition@iastate.edu

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

View total cost of attendance through the Office of Student Financial Aid. 

Fee TypeFee Amount
Account Review Fee - minimum $10.00
Additional Billing Statement Fee
Application fee - non-refundable - Domestic Students
Undergraduates (prior to fall 2024):
Undergraduates (fall 2024 and after):

Non-Degree (prior to fall 2024):


Non-Degree (fall 2024 and after):

Undergraduates (prior to fall 2024):
Undergraduates (fall 2024 and after):

Non-Degree (prior to fall 2024):


Non-Degree (fall 2024 and after):

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/Speaking: Engl 99S
 Spanish 97
                   PHYS 50X $390
Distance Education tuition per credit.
Doctoral Post Comprehensive or Prelim (Continuous Registration - Graduate)
Employer Reimbursement Payment Option
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
Day 11 onward
Parking - Costs average $155 per academic year. CyRide is available for all current students. $155

Records and Documents Fee

                     Degree Seeking Student$250
                     Non-degree Seeking Student$75
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 $50 administrative fee charged to students who rescind their acceptance of admission prior to May 1; contact the Office of Admissions for more information.


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