Undergraduate Expenses

International Undergraduate Estimated Expenses 2021 - 2022

 

 

Full-time Enrollment

Academic Year (9 Months)

One Semester

(4 Months)

Summer

(3 Months)

TUITION & FEES

27,142

13,571

6,475

LIVING EXPENSES

14,582

6,481

4,861

TOTAL EXPENSES

41,724

20,052

11,336

 

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
    • Juniors and seniors in some colleges are assessed tuition at a higher rate — 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 2021 - 2022

 

One Semester

11 credits

10 credits

9 credits

8 credits

7 credits

6 credits

5 credits

4 credits

3 credits

2 credits

1 credit

TUITION & FEES

12,372

11,295

10,218

9,141

8,064

6,987

5,780

4,703

3,626

2,549

1,472

LIVING EXPENSES

6,481

6,481

6,481

6,481

6,481

6,481

6,481

6,481

6,481

6,481

6,481

TOTAL EXPENSES

18,853

17,776

16,699

15,622

14,545

13,468

12,261

11,184

10,107

9,030

7,953

 

One Summer

5 credits

4 credits

3 credits

2 credits

1 credit

TUITION & FEES

5,403

1,567

1,231

895

559

LIVING EXPENSES

4,861

4,861

4,861

4,861

4,861

TOTAL EXPENSES

10,264

6,428

6,092

5,756

5,420

 

Including a Dependent

 

                 

Academic Year (9 Months)

One Semester (4 Months)

Summer (3 Months)

Add for spouse

5,649

2,635

1,135

Add for spouse and 1 child

10,890

5,067

2,270

Add for spouse and 2 children

14,295

6,580

3,405

Add for 1 child (no spouse)

5,217

2,419

1,135

Add for 2 children (no spouse)

8,622

3,933

2,270