Thursday, June 13, 2024

The Iowa Board of Regents has approved a tuition increase for University of Iowa students to address inflationary costs and continued support of student success initiatives. 

At its June 13 meeting, the board approved a $270 increase to undergraduate tuition for resident students and a $395 increase to undergraduate tuition for nonresident students. For graduate students, the approved tuition increase is $394 for both resident and nonresident students. The increases will take effect at the start of the fall 2024 semester for all students. 

“This tuition increase will support initiatives that drive student success and give our students the top-tier academic experience that Iowa is known for,” says Kevin Kregel, executive vice president and provost. “Even with this increase, Iowa offers high-quality education at an affordable cost, and we are proud to continue to do so.” 

For the 2024-25 academic year, the Board of Regents requested $14.5 million in additional state funding for the UI, $10 million for a rural health care partnership, and $4.5 million to cover general inflationary increases. The Iowa Legislature approved a $5.4 million increase, which will support rural health care initiatives. 

Undergraduate resident tuition and fees at Iowa remain among the most affordable for students in the university’s peer group.

2023-24 Resident Undergraduate Tuition and Fees Comparison

Some graduate and professional colleges will keep their tuition rates flat, while the board approved slightly higher increases for specific programs based on costs.

Tuition will not increase for the College of Nursing or the Carver College of Medicine’s MD, Doctor of Physical Therapy, and Master of Science in Athletic Training programs. 

Tuition increases were approved for the following:

  • College of Law: a 3.5% increase for nonresident students.
  • College of Pharmacy: a 0.75% increase for resident and nonresident students in the PharmD program.
  • Radiation Sciences Program, Carver College of Medicine: a $1,617 increase for on-campus resident and nonresident undergraduate students.
  • Master of Clinical Nutrition, Carver College of Medicine: a 3% increase for resident students.
  • Physician Assistant Program, Carver College of Medicine: a 2.5% increase for resident and nonresident students. 

The board also approved a mandatory student fee increase of $49. The extra funds will go to technology, medical supplies, counseling services, student activities, and recreation facilities. 

  Undergraduate ResidentUndergraduate NonresidentGraduate ResidentGraduate Nonresident
Base Tuition2023-24$9,016$30,979$11,256$30,203
 $ Increase$270$395$394$394
Mandatory fees2023-24$1,948$1,948$1,955$1,955
 $ Increase$49$49$49$49
Tuition and Mandatory Fees2023-24$10,964$32,927$13,211$32,158
 $ Increase$319$444$443$443