The chart below details the estimated tuition and expenses for the 20-month program.

Tuition and Fees
  Iowa Resident Nonresident
Fall 2020 $5,865 $11,055
Spring 2021 $5,865 $11,055
Summer 2021 $2,002 $2,002
Fall 2021 $4,119 $7,684
Spring 2022 $4,119 $7,684
Total Tuition and Fees1 $21,970 $39,480
Total Estimated Cost
  Iowa Resident Nonresident
Total Tuition and Fees1 $21,970 $39,480
Books $500 $500
Housing2 $15,525 $15,525
Food3 $5,599 $5,599
Health Insurance4 $4,300 $4,300
Transportation5 $247 $247
Uniform (Scrubs)6 $100 $100
Admission Physical7 $125 $125
Total $48,366 $65,876

1Includes tuition and required fees (technology fee, student activities fee, student services fee, student union fee, building fee, arts and cultural events fee, recreation fee, professional enhancement fee, health services fee)

2Average 20 month rental–housing data from a survey of available properties posted on the University of Iowa Off-Campus Housing website (a one bedroom, one bath apartment at West Campus costs $685 to $1,100/unit and a two bedroom, two bath apartment at West Campus $990 to $1,650/unit)

3Food estimate from Official USDA Food Plans: Cost of Food at Home at Four Levels, U.S. Average, May 2019. Calculated on moderate cost plan, average of male/female, 19 to 50 years of age for 20 months.

4Health insurance estimate for 2018-2019 from Graduate Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) single plan for 20 months

5Cost calculated as average of bus on-campus, bus off-campus, and car commuter permit for 20 months.

6Cost of three pairs of scrub top and pants at hospital distributor discount pricing

7Cost of physicals vary depending on insurance coverage or no coverage. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, for patients without health insurance an annual physical typically costs $50 to $200 or more. Supervised Experiential Learning sites do not currently require drug testing. If a site requires drug testing in the future, the cost would be the responsibility of the student. The price of drug testing varies, but is generally $10 to $30 per test according to the Wheeler Connecticut Clearinghouse.

Financial Aid and Loan Deferment

The program falls under the regular Graduate College and is part of all Title IV financial aid programs governed by the University of Iowa as a whole. Students are eligible for any applicable financial aid and/or loan deferment. All financial assistance is administered by the Office of Student Financial Aid.

For information contact:

Office of Student Financial Aid
208 Calvin Hall
Iowa City, IA 52242-1315
Phone: 1-319-335-1450
Fax: 319-335-3060