Tuition & Fees

Tuition and Fees Structure for Online Learning Courses
All online students, regardless of geographic location, will be assessed in-state tuition for their online courses. Cost is calculated by adding the tuition rate per credit plus the delivery and technology fees. See our tuition page for more information on the price per credit for our online courses: ISU Online Learning Tuition.

Great Plains IDEA Tuition does not include delivery or technology charges. GPIDEA students pay only the tuition rate below. They will pay no additional fees.

For the Fall 2015 & Summer 2016 semesters the Graduate rate of tuition is $530 per credit and the Undergraduate rate is $380 per credit.

Starting Fall 2016 the Graduate rate of tuition is $545 per credit and the Undergraduate rate is $390 per credit.

Delivery Fees for Online Learning Courses
Online learning within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) requires additional technology (hardware & software)  to capture, edit, package, and deliver quality courses to online students. Some CALS departments may also include an applicable service fee which is listed with the course description. 

The technology fee is assessed each semester, based on the number of credits in which the student is enrolled, the academic program, and the student classification. (Fees are subject to change without notice.) Review details at: http://www.distance.iastate.edu/programs/tuition-and-fees/#technologyFee