Jun 13, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Center/Online/Self-Paced/International Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

Tuition per undergraduate semester credit for U.S. on-site courses $498
Tuition per undergraduate semester credit for U.S. IA on-site courses $498
Tuition per undergraduate semester credit for U.S. Alexandria on-site courses $321
Tuition per undergraduate semester credit for U.S. Baton Rouge on-site courses $321
Tuition per undergraduate semester credit for U.S. DeRidder on-site courses $321
Tuition per undergraduate semester credit for U.S. Online Program courses and uiuLive courses $498
Tuition per undergraduate semester credit for undergraduate Education courses (center) $375
Tuition per undergraduate semester credit for undergraduate Education courses (online and uiuLive) $498
Tuition per undergraduate semester credit for Self-Paced Degree Program courses $330
Late payment fee $25
Audit fee, per semester credit not available in the U.S. Online Program $95
Experiential Learning Portfolio assessment fee (nonrefundable), applicable toward semester credit charge if credit for experiential learning is awarded $60
Experiential learning credit, per semester credit, payable within 90 days of the granting of this credit (nonrefundable) $60
Extra-institutional Evaluation (per evaluation) for Law Enforcement, Fire Science, Cosmetology, Massage Therapy, Emergency and Disaster Management, Health Services Administration, Microsoft Academy (MSSA), and Corporate Training $200
Internship liability insurance, one time fee for HSV 403  only $20
Transcripting credit as recommended by ACE guidelines, including PEP, DSST and CLEP No Charge
DSST administrative fee (plus the cost of exam) $20
Transcripts, per copy
(A minimum of $25 will be charged for rush orders.)
By mail or email (2-4 day processing time)
Certificate Claim fee (paper copy) payable at time of application for certificate $15
Graduation fee, payable at time of application for graduation $70
Self-Paced Degree Program administrative withdrawal fee $99
Self-Paced Degree extension fee $99
Overseas Postage for Self-Paced Courses Fee $40
Non-sufficient funds check fee - paper and E-check $25

Books or instructional materials are generally required with each course. Some courses may require additional fees. Book and supply costs are estimated at $150-$250 per undergraduate course.

For additional information, see uiu.edu/future/annual-costs.html.

A student’s diploma or transcript will not be released until all financial obligations are satisfied in full.

*Students at military installations should contact their center director for tuition rates. A full listing may be found on the website at uiu.edu/admissions/regional-location.

Payment of Tuition and Fees

Terms of Payment

In accordance with University policy, all semester charges are due and payable the Wednesday before the start of the semester/session. Students receiving financial aid will be required to pay any difference between total expenses and the aid. Payment plans must be in place by Wednesday before the start of the semester if charges and fees won’t be paid in full. Default of payment may result in the student’s enrollment being delayed or denied; satisfactory arrangements must be made before reinstatement.

Accepted financial aid is applied to the student’s account beginning the third week of each session upon verification of attendance. Student refunds will be processed within 14 calendar days from the date the credit balance was created on the student’s account. Diplomas, certificates, or transcripts will not be released until all financial obligations are met.

Delayed Payment Option

This option is only allowed for students who are receiving tuition reimbursement from their employer. Payment in the amount of the employer reimbursement is due and payable by the 45th day after course completion. The amount of tuition and fees not covered by employer reimbursement is due and payable by the Wednesday before the start of the session. There will be a $25 late fee incurred for any payment not received by the due date. Students who do not make timely payments may not be allowed to utilize the deferred payment option in future sessions, at the discretion of Upper Iowa University. For any payment that has not been paid by the due date, UIU has the option of canceling current enrollment, holding transcripts and diplomas, or blocking student’s ability to register for future classes.

Payment Plans

The convenience of paying school expenses on a monthly basis is an attractive option for many. Upper Iowa University is excited to provide an opportunity for students to pay educational expenses by setting up an interest-free monthly payment plan that is available to all students. Payment plans allow students to distribute the costs of education over a period of time rather than paying large lump sums all at once. Payments are due by the scheduled due dates as specified on the payment plan. Payments not received by the scheduled due dates will be subject to a $25 late fee for each overdue payment. Payment plans must be in place by the Wednesday before the start of the session. Students interested in learning more about the payment plans or setting up a payment plan, should contact the Office of Student Accounts by calling 800-553-4150 or email businessoffice@uiu.edu.

Classification of Students

Official Status

  1. Regular: A student whose record and current standing indicate systematic pursuit of study toward a degree.
  2. Non-Matriculated: A student not admitted as a degree candidate.
  3. Auditor: A student who registers on a noncredit basis for one or more courses. An auditor may not change registration to complete the course for credit.

Registration Status

  1. Full-time: A student registered for 12 or more credits in a semester.
  2. Three-quarter-time: A student registered for 9-11 credits in a semester.
  3. Half-time: A student registered for 6-8 credits in a semester.
  4. Less than half-time: A student registered for 5 or less credits in a semester.

Status can only be obtained through Center and/or Online Program enrollment. Self-Paced Degree Program enrollment is always considered half-time or less for 3-12 credits.

Class Status

  1. Freshman: A student who has earned fewer than 30 semester credits.
  2. Sophomore: A student who has earned 30 to 59 semester credits.
  3. Junior: A student who has earned 60 to 89 semester credits.
  4. Senior: A student who has earned 90 semester credits or more.

Course Loads

A student will normally enroll for six semester credits per eight-week session. Students desiring to enroll in more than eight-semester credits per session through Center, Online, and/or Self-Paced Degree Programs must:

  1. Meet the minimum GPA requirement. A cumulative minimum GPA of 3.0 is required.
  2. Successful completion of a session with six credits, and 
  3. Have the permission of the student’s academic advisor.

Students will not be allowed to register for more than 10-semester credits a session.

Expected Timeline for Graduation

As a full-time undergraduate student with average to above average grades, a student will normally enroll for six semester credits per eight-week session (session 6 is a six-week session). A student who enrolls for six semester credits in each of the six sessions may earn 36 semester hours of credit per year. When computing expected graduation dates we normally assume a full-time student will complete 30 credits per academic year and a part-time student will complete 15 credits per academic year.

A full-time student with no transfer credit may complete an associate degree in approximately two years.

A part-time student with no transfer credit may complete an associate degree in approximately four years.

A full-time student with no transfer credit may complete a baccalaureate degree in approximately four years.

A part-time student with no transfer credit may complete a baccalaureate degree in approximately eight years.

The advising worksheet indicates the number of credits that apply toward the 120 required for a baccalaureate degree (60 required for an associate degree). An expected graduation date is based on the number of credits remaining to be completed (120 minus number of credits applying toward degree). An expected graduation date may change if the student changes from full-time to part-time status, stops out, earns an “F” grade, or withdraws.

Note for students in a self-paced program: Because the registration period for self-paced students is 6 months, the expected graduation dates are computed differently. Some students may complete only 12 credits per year. Some students may combine online courses and self-paced courses and complete up to 30 credits per year. Expected graduation dates are determined by discussing enrollment plans with students on an individual basis.

Academic Renewal without Course Repetition Policy

Inasmuch as past performance does not always accurately reflect a student’s academic ability, Upper Iowa University has established a policy of academic renewal without course repetition.

A student who returns to Upper Iowa University to pursue an undergraduate degree after an extended absence may request permission to remove one or more of his or her complete academic sessions from future GPA considerations, subject to the following circumstances and conditions:

  1. The student must have completed at least one academic session with Upper Iowa University and must not have enrolled at Upper Iowa University for five or more consecutive years.
  2. The student must not have graduated from Upper Iowa University.
  3. The student must have demonstrated academic ability by earning a GPA of 2.00 or higher upon completion of 12 credit hours at Upper Iowa University after returning to Upper Iowa University.

If academic renewal is granted, the following conditions will apply:

  1. All courses and credits that were taken at Upper Iowa University during the chosen session or sessions will be removed from consideration for GPA calculations.
  2. Credit hours earned will count toward graduation and major requirements.
  3. Renewal may be applied only to academic sessions completed prior to the student’s extended absence from Upper Iowa University.
  4. All courses and grades for the chosen sessions will remain on the student’s academic transcript, thereby ensuring a true and complete academic history.
  5. The statement “Academic Renewal Declared on (date)” will appear on the transcript after each session affected by the renewal.
  6. Academic renewal may be used only one time in a student’s academic career at Upper Iowa University.
  7. Once academic renewal has been declared, it is final and irreversible.

After discussing the desire to pursue academic renewal with an academic advisor, the student should submit a written request for academic renewal to the Registrar’s Office.

Dean’s List

Each semester those students who are enrolled as full-time students and who have achieved at least a 3.50 GPA in at least 12 letter-graded semester credits for the semester will have their names placed on the Dean’s List. Students with “I” grades in this semester will not be placed on the list. (“I” grades in field experiences, student teaching or internships are exempt.)

A student will be notified of this honor and a certificate will be available on myUIU. An announcement will be sent to the student’s local newspaper(s), unless the information is requested to be withheld.

Student Conduct

The policies on Student Conduct can be found in the Student Handbook, which can be found at: uiu.edu/support/handbooks.html.

Academic Misconduct

Cheating, academic dishonesty, and plagiarism constitute a violation of the offender’s own integrity, as well as the integrity of the entire University; they will not be tolerated. Violators will receive sanctions based on the level of academic misconduct.

Cheating includes, but is not limited to:

  1. The use of unauthorized books, notes or other sources in the giving or securing of help in an examination or other course assignments.
  2. The copying of other students’ work or allowing others to copy your work. The submission of work that is not your own or allowing others to submit your work as theirs.
  3. The submission of the same work for two or more classes without the approval of the instructors involved.

Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to:

  1. Sharing academic materials knowing they will be used inappropriately.
  2. Accessing another person’s work without permission.
  3. Providing false or incomplete information on an academic document.
  4. Changing student records without approval.
  5. Obtaining and using texts or other materials intended for instructor use only.

Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to:

  1. The presentation of another’s published or unpublished work as one’s own.
  2. Taking words or ideas of another and either copying them or paraphrasing them without proper citation of the source.
  3. Using images, charts, graphs, statistics or tables without proper citation.

Levels of Academic Misconduct and Sanctions

The faculty member teaching the course has the primary responsibility for resolving allegations of academic dishonesty, though egregious violations will be resolved by the School administration, the Academic Misconduct Board, or some combination thereof. The final decision on the level of a violation rests with the Academic Misconduct Board. Options for resolving an alleged case of academic dishonesty range from dismissing the allegation with no negative sanction to being expelled from the university. A negative sanction is defined as an action taken by the faculty member that affects the student’s grade for the assignment or his or her cumulative grade for the course. Anytime academic misconduct is detected, the procedures outlined should be followed. The incident will be maintained in a searchable database maintained by the Office of Academic Affairs.

Additional information regarding sanctions is located in Policy 107 at uiu.edu/about/policies-reports.