Charges & Credits

University Bill (U-Bill)

The University Billing Office will deliver your U-bill electronically through ISIS. Paper bills are not mailed. All University charges (tuition, fees, and room and board) that you have contracted to pay are billed in full for the term on your first U-bill. There are two payment options.

  • Pay the full amount up front.
  • Participate in the University’s Deferred Payment Plan. Students who pay only the minimum monthly periodic payment on their first bill will be enrolled automatically in this plan and assessed a deferred payment fee of $20 per term. Each monthly bill includes a third of the total contracted charges plus any miscellaneous charges (e.g., library and parking fines and bookstore or food purchases charged to student accounts) incurred during the month. Payments are due by the 22nd day after the billing date.

Each month (unless you’ve paid the full amount up front), you must pay at least the minimum monthly periodic payment amount indicated on your bill by the due date to avoid having your registration restricted and the assessment of a $25 reinstatement fee. Questions regarding the impact of nonpayment of University charges should be directed to the University Billing Office.

To view a chart of estimated first-year costs at Iowa, go

Refund Schedule for Tuition and Fees

Students who withdraw during the fall or spring semester receive a refund of their tuition and fees as follows:

  • 90% for withdrawal during first week of class,
  • 75% for withdrawal during second week,
  • 50% for withdrawal during third week,
  • 25% for withdrawal during fourth week, and
  • no refund for withdrawal after fourth week.

Students with financial aid who withdraw their registration must visit the OSFA. Depending on the date of withdrawal, you may have to repay a portion or all of your financial aid.

If you receive Federal Title IV financial aid, your tuition, fees, and room and board charges will be adjusted to a pro-rata refund schedule as required by the U.S. Department of Education. More detailed information about pro-rata adjustments is available at the OSFA.