Graduate Student Costs

Tuition and Fees

The 2019-2020 tuition is $5,439 per semester for residents of Iowa, $12,920 per semester for nonresidents, and $13,736 for international students. Tuition for the next academic year will be somewhat higher. Students on assistantship (1/4-time or greater) qualify for Iowa-resident tuition and receive a Graduate College Tuition Scholarship offsetting all or part of resident tuition. Graduate students are subject to additional mandatory fees of approximately $700 per semester which are not covered by the tuition scholarship.

Ph.D. students on 1/2-time assistantships receive a tuition scholarship equal to 100% of the resident tuition. M.S. students on 1/2-time assistantship receive a tuition scholarship equal to 50% of the resident tuition.

Housing Information

Graduate student housing costs vary depending upon the type of living arrangement chosen. Approximate costs are: on-campus apartments-$550-$850/month; dormitory room-$550/month and up; off-campus apartments-$400 to $800/month.