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Dec. 7, 2007

Tuition set for 2008-09

by Anne Krapfl

Tuition will increase 3.2 percent for resident students, both undergraduate and graduate, and 2.5 percent for non-residents next year, under rates approved Dec. 4 by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa.

In the third of four proposed years, upper-division undergraduate students in Engineering will pay supplemental tuition, rising to $1,558 next year, to reflect the higher costs of educating engineering students. The proposal is to incrementally increase tuition by roughly $500 per year for four years.

For the first time, graduate Engineering students also will pay an additional $500 next year in differential tuition. As with the undergraduate rate, this additional tuition is intended to cover the higher education costs in the college.

When mandatory student fees (computer, health, student activities, etc.) are factored in, the overall increases fall within these ranges:

  • 3.0-3.4 percent for resident undergraduates
  • 2.5-2.6 percent for non-resident undergraduates
  • 5.2 percent and 9.8 percent, respectively, for non-resident and resident upper-division engineering students
  • 2.5-3.3 percent for resident and non-resident graduate students
  • 5.3 percent and 9.9 percent, respectively, for non-resident and resident graduate engineering students

A resident undergraduate will pay $6,360 in tuition and fees next year, and a non-resident will pay $17,350. A resident graduate student will pay $7,236 in tuition and fees, and a non-resident graduate student will pay $18,120.

Resident veterinary medicine students will pay $15,886 next year in tuition and fees (an increase of 3.2 percent over this year), and non-resident students will pay $37,082 (an increase of 2.5 percent).


The Board or Regents, State of Iowa, approved 2008-09 tuition increases of 3.2 percent and 2.5 percent for resident and non-resident students, respectively.