Tuition & fees

For the 2022-2023 academic year, tuition is $2,250 per course. The rate's the same whether you're an Iowa resident or nonresident.

Tuition is reviewed annually and is subject to change.

Tuition responsibility for dropped courses

You’ll be held to at least 10% tuition responsibility for any course in which you are officially enrolled unless your drop is received before 11:59 pm the day before the official course start date listed in MyUI. Please refer to the Tuition Responsibility Schedule associated with dropping a Business Analytics course in which you are enrolled.

Not attending class does not constitute withdrawal. Failure to provide official notice of withdrawal may result in receiving a grade of F in the course. This tuition responsibility schedule is specific to this program and is distinct from the University’s Tuition Responsibility Schedule.

University fees

Effective Summer 2017, Business Analytics students pay a one-time Records and Documents fee. This replaces graduation and transcript fees, as well as other Registrar fees.


Admission Type Fee amount
Master's students $225, billed with first course enrollment
Certificate students $75, billed in second semester of enrollment


Employer reimbursement

Many business analytics students receive reimbursement from their employers, either full or partial. In most of these cases, employers require proof that you've completed the class with a satisfactory grade before they reimburse the tuition. If this applies, you can defer your tuition payment until the semester's end.

Employer reimbursement deferred payment

To take advantage of this benefit, you need to apply for an Employer Deferment.

Important information for students utilizing deferred payment:

  • The Employer Deferment application is available in MyUI in the Finances and Billing section on the Financial Aid and Billing page. View the Employer Deferment application instructions.
  • There is a $35 fee per semester for deferral that must be paid in full by the normal U-Bill due date.
  • An online form that does not require an employer signature will be available by May 1.
  • Submit the form by the Employer Deferment enrollment deadlines (Fall semester: August 1; Spring semester: January 1; Summer session: June 1); after that, late payment fees may apply.
  • A new request must be submitted each time the previous agreement expires.
  • Your U-Bill must be paid by the due date, approximately 30 days after grades are posted in MyUI, regardless of your employer's reimbursement timing.
  • Contact the University Billing Office if you have any additional Employer Deferment questions.

Full-time/half-time student status

Some financial aid support, loan deferments, and regulations are dependent on your status as a full-time or half-time student. Federal regulations state that a half-time or full-time graduate student is "carrying a half-time or full-time academic work-load as determined by the institution according to its own standards and practices." Here's how this applies to graduate studies at The University of Iowa:

Full-time status

Defined for graduate students as 9 semester hours per semester during the academic year or 5 semester hours during summer session.

Half-time status

Defined for graduate students as 5 semester hours (rounds up to two courses, totaling 6 hours) per semester during the academic year or 3 semester hours (one course) during the summer session.

If you have any questions, please contact your advisor or

Veteran benefits

As a veteran or active-duty service member, you’re entitled to getting your GMAT or GRE test-taker fee reimbursed by the V.A. (requires GI Bill eligibility). If you intend to use veteran education benefits, get assistance through the Office of GI Bill Services at 319-335-3895 or by email at

Federal & private loans

Fully admitted U.S. citizens and permanent residents can typically secure federal aid (loans) through the University of Iowa Office of Student Financial Aid. If you plan to go this route, you’ll want to complete the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) well in advance of starting classes.

Business Analytics graduate students also have access to a growing number of private loans, including home equity loans. Contact your bank and research your options; terms and conditions for these programs vary.

Payment options and payment plans

In addition to the deferred option described above, there are several ways to pay your tuition bill, from automatic deduction to installments. See all the options on the University Billing Office website.