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Financing your education

Let’s call it what it is—your education is an investment. High graduation rates, high job placement rates, and generous scholarships make Tippie one of the best investments in higher education.

The University of Iowa publishes the estimated cost of attendance for undergraduate students at the university, updated annually.

Tuition supplement for admitted students

Admitted students at Tippie pay a slightly higher tuition rate, depending on their status. First- and second-year undergraduates pay a tuition supplement of about $1,400 each academic year—$700 for fall semester and $700 for spring semester. Supplemental tuition for third- and fourth-year students is approximately $2,900 for the academic year. The amount of the supplement is adjusted by the same annual percentage increase as the university's base tuition, and is prorated for part-time students.

Where does this money go? To very good use. The supplement is used to support all that we do to help you succeed in the classroom and to prepare for the job market. We recruit companies to work with you on real-world consulting projects. We provide career prep, expanded academic advising, tutoring, and the Direct Admit Seminar. And we recruit the best faculty in high-demand areas like business analytics and finance.

University financial aid

The University of Iowa and the Tippie College of Business have an excellent history of helping students finance their education. This may be in the form of scholarships, grants, loans, and other forms of financial assistance. Approximately 88% of Iowa students receive some form of aid. Tippie students can apply for financial aid through the university's Office of Student Financial Aid. This office oversees grant and loan programs that can help you pay for your education.

Tippie scholarships

Thanks to its generous donors, the Tippie College of Business also offers more than 200 scholarships for students admitted to Tippie. Once admitted, use your HawkID to log in to the Iowa Scholarship Portal to see all the scholarships for which you are eligible. Scholarships are typically awarded near the end of the spring semester and require full-time enrollment. The closing date for applications is March 1. You only need to submit one application for all Tippie scholarships. The process varies slightly depending on your admission path.

First-year students

If you have applied to the University of Iowa and are eligible for direct admission to Tippie, you can apply for up to 90 undergraduate scholarships for Tippie students, collectively called the First-year Scholarship. If you are awarded scholarships, but for any reason do not meet the direct admission criteria after official test scores and transcripts are received, the scholarship would be revoked.

Current Tippie students 

You automatically have access to Tippie scholarships. Simply log in to the portal, fill out the Tippie College conditional section and apply to scholarships. 

Additional scholarships for full-time transfer students, including online BBA students, are awarded through the University of Iowa Office of Admissions

Prebusiness students

There are a few business-specific scholarships available to prebusiness students. They'll show up in the scholarship portal.

After you apply for admission to Tippie (during year two), you can apply for Tippie scholarships that you'll receive the following fall semester.

Go to the Iowa Scholarship Portal