Students enrolled at the University of Iowa are assessed tuition based on their program of study. Most students are also assessed mandatory fees that help pay for the facilities and services available to them. Mandatory fees are not based on an individual’s use of facilities or services. The list below describes the various mandatory fees in effect for UI students. Following the description of each mandatory fee is a list of student categories that are exempt from that particular fee. There is a mandatory fee appeal form at the bottom of the page that students can submit if they will be 70 or more miles away from campus for an entire session. 

Technology FeeStudent Health Service Fee | Mental Health FeeStudent Activity, Student Services, Student Union FeesBuilding FeeArts and Cultural Events FeeRecreation Facility FeeProfessional Enhancement Fee 

Technology Fee

The technology fee supports instructional computing demands by providing financial support to improve the quality and quantity of student computing resources (facilities, equipment, and services) and library and other information sources.
Exempt:
• Undergraduate students enrolled only in a noncredit internship or co-op experience
• High school students enrolled under the Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Act (PSEOA) or Project Lead the Way
• Students enrolled only in a study abroad program not taught be a University of Iowa faculty member
• Students enrolled only in workshop(s) (WK* section)
• Graduate students with a qualifying research or teaching assistant appointment (quarter-time or greater)
• Graduate students with a qualifying graduate fellowship (does not apply to traineeships)

Student Health Service Fee

The student health service fee is assessed to students enrolled for more than four (4) semester hours in a session. This fee allows a student access to the SHS to see a doctor with no office visit charge as many times during the semester as he/she needs. This fee also covers health promotion services including fitness assessments, nutrition counseling, etc. Patients who have been assessed the student health fee still must pay for lab tests, supplies, physicals, immunizations, procedures (such as wart removal) and other costs. Exempt:
• Enrollment of four (4) semester hours or less
• Undergraduate students enrolled only in a noncredit internship or co-op experience
• High school students enrolled under the Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Act (PSEOA) or Project Lead the Way 
• Students enrolled only in a study abroad program not taught be a University of Iowa faculty member
• Students enrolled only in distance education program
• Students enrolled only in workshop(s) (WK* section)
• Students whose program of study requires them to be away from campus during the session
 

Mental Health Fee- New Beginning Summer 2017

The mental health fee, combine with other resources by the university, will support an increase in the number of licensed counselors serving UI students.  Creating a safer and healthier living and learning environment by working to address mental health issues is key to the mission of the University.  Adding additional counselors will enhance student access to mental health care services and is a top priority for UI student government.
Exempt:
• Enrollment of four (4) semester hours or less
• High school students enrolled under the Post-Secondary Enrollment Option Act (PSEOA) or Project Lead the Way
• Students enrolled only in a study abroad program not taught be a University of Iowa faculty member
• Students enrolled only in distance education program
• Students enrolled only in a workshop(s) (WK* section)
• Students whose program of study requires them to be away from campus during the session

Student Activity, Student Services, Student Union Fees

The student activity, student services, and student union fees provide funding to support the multitude of activities (student organizations/activities; partnership of student governments) and services (Cambus/Bionic Bus; Daily Iowan) available to UI students, both on and off campus.
Exempt:
• Undergraduate students enrolled only in a noncredit internship or co-op experience
• High school students enrolled under the Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Act (PSEOA) or Project Lead the Way
• Students enrolled only in a study abroad program not taught be a University of Iowa faculty member
• Students enrolled only in distance education program
• Students enrolled only in workshop(s) (WK* section)
• Students whose program of study requires them to be away from campus during the session

Building Fee

The building fee contributes to funding for certain construction projects on the UI campus.
Exempt:
• Undergraduate students enrolled only in a noncredit internship or co-op experience
• High school students enrolled under the Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Act (PSEOA) or Project Lead the Way
• Students enrolled only in a study abroad program not taught be a University of Iowa faculty member
• Students enrolled only in distance education program
• Students enrolled only in workshop(s) (WK* section)

Arts and Cultural Events Fee

The arts and cultural events fee supports cultural events and performances on campus that are free to students. The fee also subsidizes some of the cost of student admission to any ticketed event produced by the Division of Performing Arts. (Students are admitted at a reduced price.)
Exempt:
• Undergraduate students enrolled only in a noncredit internship or co-op experience
• High school students enrolled under the Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Act (PSEOA) or Project Lead the Way
• Students enrolled only in a study abroad program not taught be a University of Iowa faculty member
• Students enrolled only in distance education program
• Students enrolled only in workshop(s) (WK* section)

Recreation Facility Fee

The recreation facility fee supports the operation and maintenance of Recreational Services facilities on the UI campus, including the new Campus Recreation and Wellness Center (CRWC), as well as programmatic offerings of Recreational Services. The establishment of the fee was essential for the construction of the CRWC and is used to help pay the debt service on the facility. Beginning with the fall 2010 semester, a Recreational Services membership is required to access all recreation facilities on campus, including the CRWC, Field House, Hawkeye Tennis & Recreation Complex (HTRC), Fitness East and Recreation Building. A Recreational Services membership is included in the recreation fee. Once inside the facilities, most activities, including swimming, fitness, rock climbing, racquetball, basketball, volleyball, and Group Exercise classes are included with the membership. Beyond access to all recreation facilities on campus, members also receive discounts on program registration (including Lesson Programs, Rowing, Tennis Programs, Aquatics and Adventure Trips), and reduced tennis court fees.
Exempt:
• Undergraduate students enrolled only in a noncredit internship or co-op experience
• High school students enrolled under the Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Act (PSEOA) or Project Lead the Way
• Students enrolled only in a study abroad program not taught be a University of Iowa faculty member
• Students enrolled only in distance education program
• Students enrolled only in workshop(s) (WK* section)
• Students whose program of study requires them to be away from campus during the session

Career Services Fee

The career services fee is assessed to undergraduate UI students. The University of Iowa Pomerantz Career Center is a world-class facility with a national reputation for excellence. The Center directly serves more than 20,000 students from the Henry B. Tippie College of Business, the College of Engineering, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The services provided are centralized and comprehensive. The administration of the Center is organized into seven distinct but integrated areas. For more information, visit the Career Center web site http://www.careers.uiowa.edu.
Exempt:
• Undergraduate students enrolled only in a noncredit internship or co-op experience
• High school students enrolled under the Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Act (PSEOA) or Project Lead the Way
• Students enrolled only in a study abroad program not taught be a University of Iowa faculty member
• Students enrolled only in distance education program
• Students enrolled only in workshop(s) (WK* section)

Professional Enhancement Fee

The professional enhancement fee is charged to all enrolled students enrolled in the Graduate College. The Graduate College offers many professional enhancement opportunities, including: Professional Development Workshops/Programs; Scholarly Integrity; Sponsored Programs – Grant Writing; and the Jakobsen Conference/Forum.
Exempt:
• Students enrolled only in a study abroad program not taught by a University of Iowa faculty member
• Students enrolled only in distance education program
• Students enrolled only in workshop(s) (WK* section)

Mandatory Fee Appeal Form

To submit an online form please click on the Mandatory Fee Appeal Form link here.