2018-2019 Tuition & Fees

Each of the following fees are per session (8 weeks) unless otherwise noted.

  • Tuition: $2,650
  • Books & Supplies: $265*
  • Campus Housing (8 week contract): $2,240*
  • Student Health Insurance Policy: $200* (per month)
  • University Fees: $275*
  • Records & Enrollment Fee $75*

Immunization Requirements

  • Tuberculosis (TB): $115
  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR): $200

Airport pick-up service:

  • Waterloo Iowa Airport (ALO): $35
  • Eastern Iowa Airport (CID): $120

*Approximate amount

All fees are tentative and subject to change.  The application fee is nonrefundable.  Tuition fees generally increase starting in August. 

Click here to download a PDF of the CIEP Dates & Fees

Tuition includes 20 hours of English instruction per week in the areas of Listening/Speaking, Writing, and Reading.  Tuition also includes social and culture activities, class exchanges, culture discussions and elective courses.

All students have the option to live on campus in the UNI residence halls. The cost will vary depending on the type of meal and housing plan each student chooses.  For more information, visit the Department of Residence's website at:  www.uni.edu/dor

Health insurance for each student is required and can be purchased through UNI's Student Health Clinic. The Student Health Insurance Policy (SHIP) costs approximately $190.00 per month.  Students must pay for the whole month, and premiums are not pro-rated.  If you have questions regarding insurance, please call (319)-273-2009.   

Books and supplies are approximately $250 per session.  Textbooks can be purchased at University Book and Supply on W 23rd St in Cedar Falls. 

These fees provide access to UNI activities and services, and are assessed to all students. They are not user fees and may not be waived. All students are encouraged to take advantage of the benefits these fees provide.

Technology Fee:

The technology fee provides a distinct resource to improve computer access and education for all students. These funds must be used for technology-related expenditures that have a direct benefit to students. Among other things, the fee is used to replace obsolete computer equipment in student labs, support interdisciplinary curriculum development, expand networking for access to software resources, create student ID cards, and improve the library access system.

Health Fee:

The health fee assists the University in providing a safe and healthy campus for the entire student population. The fee supports a health system able to respond to individual and public health needs. It primarily supports the university medical and pharmacy staff, campus health promotion, mental health counseling, and sexual abuse and substance abuse services. Fee of service programs are offered in gynecology and women's services, physical exams, immunizations, allergy injections, TB testing, prescriptions, laboratory, and consultation for foreign travel. Students are able to see medical providers, counselors, and other staff without an individual fee.

Health Facility Fee:

The health facility fee finances a building project to repair, renovate, and add space to the current Student Health Center. These enhancements will provide better access to services, improve patient privacy and confidentiality, and provide space for coordinated health, counseling, and wellness services.

Student Activities Fee

The student activities fee provides funding to the student government, student organizations, the student newspaper, homecoming and family weekend activities. 

Student Services Fee

The Panther Pass is supported from this fee and provides free admission for students to most UNI athletic, music and theater events and reduced ticket prices to events at the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. This fee also funds the Panther Shuttle, Weekend SafeRide, and Intercollegiate Athletics. 

Recreation Fee:

These funds are used to support the University's intramural program, club sports and open recreation, and provides for reduced charges for students participating in wellness activities. This money is primarily used to support student wages in wellness and recreation programs.

For more information, visit: http://uni.edu/tuition/explanation-mandatory-fees

The $75.00 CIEP application fee includes all costs related to application processing, express mailing, orientation, welcome lunch and placement testing.  The fee can be paid with cash, check, credit card, money order, or wire transfer. The application fee is nonrefundable. 

If a student cannot attend the session he or she applied for, the student may request the application to be deferred to a later session.  The deferral fee is $50.00.



All students must provide proof of two Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) vaccinations. UNI also requires Tuberculosis (TB) screening of all international students.  The tuberculosis screening will be done on campus during your orientation or within your first couple of weeks on campus.  The costs for each vaccination are listed below.  For more information on health requirements, please visit: http://www.uni.edu/ciep/health

  • Tuberculosis (TB): $108
  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR): $190

The CIEP offers an airport pick-up service to all new students. A staff member and a translator (when available) will meet the student at the airport, help them check into the UNI residence halls and take them for a meal or shopping if the student needs anything.  CIEP offers pick-up from both the Waterloo Regional Airport and the Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids.  The costs for each are listed below: