International Graduate Estimated Expenses 2023 - 2024

 

With Assistantship

Full-Time

Calendar Year (12 Months)

Academic Year (9 Months)

One Semester

(4 Months)

Summer

(3 Months)

TUITION & FEES

15,782

12,450

6,225

3,332

LIVING EXPENSES

22,796

17,097

7,599

5,699

TOTAL EXPENSES

38,578

29,547

13,824

9,031

 

Without Assistantship

Full-Time

Academic Year (9 Months)

One Semester

(4 Months)

Summer

(3 Months)

TUITION & FEES

31,140

15,570

8,322

LIVING EXPENSES

17,097

7,599

6,479

TOTAL EXPENSES

48,237

23,169

14,021

 

Tuition, Fees, and Living Expenses Considerations

When considering estimated costs of attendance, please note:

  • The cost of attendance is an estimate of the costs of being enrolled for one year at Iowa State University. Estimated expenses for one academic year will be listed on the I-20 (F-1 students); estimated expenses for the full academic program will be listed on the DS-2019 (J-1 students).
  • Student tuition, fees, and charges for room & board in university housing are set by the Iowa Board of Regents 
    • Tuition and fee estimates were obtained from the Office of the Registrar’s “most majors” category, additional fees may apply depending on specific major
    • Summer costs of attendance vary depending on each student’s situation — see Tuition and Fees for more information
  • Living Expenses may vary based on lifestyle choices of the student
    • Estimated living expenses consist of room & board, books & supplies, personal expenses and health insurance
    • Room & Board costs will vary based on housing and dining choices made by the student; more information is available from the Department of Residence and ISU Dining
    • All international students enrolled for 1 credit hour or more at Iowa State University are required to purchase the ISU Student & Scholar Medical Insurance Plan – estimated cost of medical insurance is included in the Living Expenses category above
    • Living Expenses do not include cost of international travel to and from Ames, Iowa

 

Final Semester Part-Time Estimated Expenses 2023 - 2024

One Semester

8 credits

7 credits

6 credits

5 credits

4 credits

3 credits

2 credits

1 credit

Without Assistantship*

TUITION & FEES

13,784

12,134

10,484

8,834

6,890

5,240

3,590

1,940

LIVING EXPENSES

7,599

7,599

7,599

7,599

7,599

7,599

7,599

7,599

TOTAL EXPENSES

21,383

19,733

18,083

16,433

14,489

12,839

11,189

9,539

*Per Graduate College policy, students with an assistantship will be assessed full-time tuition regardless of their number of credits enrolled in. 

 

One Summer

4 credits

3 credits

2 credits

1 credit

With or Without Assistantship

TUITION & FEES

2,633

2,045

1,457

869

LIVING EXPENSES

5,699

5,699

5,699

5,699

TOTAL EXPENSES

8,332

7,744

7,156

6,568

 

Including a Dependent

 

Dependent Expenses                                       

Academic Year (9 Months)

One Semester (4 Months)

Summer (3 Months)

Add for spouse

7,007

3,245

1,552

Add for spouse and 1 child

13,919

6,442

3,104

Add for spouse and 2 children

18,574

8,511

4,655

Add for 1 child (no spouse)

6,707

3,095

1,552

Add for 2 children (no spouse)

11,363

5,164

3,104