With the exception of tuition and fees, given figures are estimates and subject to change.
|2012-2013 Academic Year|
|Annual Expenses*||Iowa Residents||Out-of-state Residents|
|Leadership, Ethics & Professionalism Fee†||$450||$450|
|Books & Supplies||$1,000||$1,000|
|Total Estimated Cost of Attendance, Annual||$37,960||$54,028|
|Room & Board, Travel & Personal (estimated)*||$14,585||$14,585|
Sources: Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 Tuition and Mandatory Fee Table, (Table 21) - UI Office of Student Financial Aid
* Costs vary for international students. Living expenses reflect the estimated annual student costs of housing, transportation, food, and other personal expenses based on federal financial aid guidelines (family expenses not included), according to the UI Office of Student Financial Aid.
** Students awarded a graduate assistantship: pay Iowa resident tuition; receive a reduction in university fees of $286; receive a contribution toward health insurance of up to 90% of the monthly premium. Cost listed is for single coverage.
† Leadership, Ethics & Professionalism (LEAP) fee is billed in the fall semester only. For all other fees, half of the above amount is billed in each semester (fall and spring).
|City||Cost of Living Index|
|San Francisco, CA||166|
|Ann Arbor, MI||98|
|State College, PA||98|
|Iowa City, IA||92|
According to Yahoo's cost of living index, Iowa City's cost of living index is 8% below the national average.
Iowa City's cost of living compares favorably with other cities that boast Big Ten universities. For residents relocating from some of the nation's largest cities, a pleasant surprise is in store when they find their money goes a bit further in a convenient setting like Iowa City.
100 = national average
92 = Iowa City