Approved, Board of Regents, State of Iowa, 2020-2021 Academic Year
(Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice.)

2020-2021 Rates  

Mandatory Fees (listed for the full time rate)

Mandatory fees are fees charged to each student in addition to tuition and is assessed to all students regardless of usage. For mandatory fee details visit http://www.registrar.iastate.edu/fees and select the appropriate tuition detail table.

Effective for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 Mandatory Fees:

Fee Type

Fee Amount

Activity, Services, Building and Recreation $363.95
Health Facility Fee
Health Fee $120
Technology Fee Varies by credit and major - see http://www.registrar.iastate.edu/fees/ for details

Course/Program or Miscellaneous Fees  

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