2022-23 Expense Estimator

The Iowa State University Expense Estimator is intended to help new and continuing students estimate their university bill (U-Bill) and the outstanding balance owed or potential financial aid refund after financial aid is applied. The information provided is intended to assist students in creating a personal budget and encourage responsible loan borrowing.

Note: 2023-2024 tuition rates are pending final approval, June 13-14, Board of Regents, State of Iowa.

Estimates are based on expenses directly billed by the university including:

  • Tuition
  • Mandatory Fees
  • Housing if living in a University Residence Hall or University Apartment
  • University Meal Plan

Other expenses that can be included in the tool (Additional Expenses section) are:

  • Housing if NOT living in a University Residence Hall or University Apartment
  • Meals other than University Meal Plans
  • Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment
  • Personal Expenses such as Travel, Toiletries, and Laundry

This tool is for planning purposes only.
Your actual U-Bill will be available in AccessPlus prior to the start of each semester.