2019-20 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.


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 not included in the tool are:

  • Housing if NOT living in a University Residence Hall or University Apartment
  • Meals other than University Meal Plans
  • Books and Supplies
  • 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.

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