University of Iowa

University of Iowa is a public school located in Iowa City, IA

Average Annual Tuition at University of Iowa

The latest data we have for University of Iowa's annual average net costs are from 2018. These costs and and the average Iowa schools include tuition, fees, living expenses, books, and fees minus the average grants and scholarships for federal financial aid recipients.

In-state Tuition Out-of-state Tuition Median Debt Avgerate Net Cost
University of Iowa $9,267 $31,233 $22,500 $15,893
IA Average $8,767 $24,107 $21,586 $15,310

As you can see, annual costs at University of Iowa have risen over the last few years, and are projected to continue to skyrocket based on our analysis.

Actual Costs      Projected Costs

Colleges and universities across the United States experienced cost (tuition + living) increases of 2.5% in 2019. This most recent inflation figure was down slightly from the 2.9 percent in 2018 and 3.4 percent in 2017, but still underscores the rising costs of sending your children to higher education.

These rising costs are hitting closer to home in Iowa as well. Iowa's' higher education costs rose by 19.9% in just the last 10 years, ranking as the 42nd highest state.

University of Iowa Financial Assistance

43% of students enrolled at University of Iowa receive some form of Federal loan assistance. You can view University of Iowa's student aid calculator here.

Use a 529 Plan to Offset Rising Education Costs

One of the most sound investments you can make to help pay for your child's higher education is by using a 529 plan. These funds grow in a tax-free environment, and generally have a 3-5% rate of return. The only catch is that all funds need to be used for higher education, and if not... there are monetary penalties imposed when withdrawn for other uses.

The Iowa state treasurer’s office offers two 529 savings plans. The direct-sold 529 plan (College Savings Iowa) is managed by Ascensus College Savings and The Vanguard Group and features age-based and static portfolios using Vanguard funds. The IAdvisor 529 Plan is managed by Voya and features age-based, static allocation and single fund options using multiple investment managers.

State Plan Name:College Savings Iowa 529 plan
Minimum Contribution:$25
Maximum Contribution:up to $420,000 per designated beneficiary across accounts.
Fees:$2.00 per year for every $1,000 you invest, or 0.20% per total invested assets.

Iowa School Statistics


We've analyzed all other higher education schools in IA, and wrapped it up nicely into a report for you. View our IA analysis report.

There are 2 other accredited public schools located in the state of Iowa. You can view all IA schools here.