Iowa Law is committed to making sure that your tuition dollars are a solid investment in your future. We keep costs down—all JD students can qualify for in-state tuition in their second and third years through our Research Assistant program. Our commitment to keeping law school affordable has earned it a Best Value ranking by the National Jurist for five years and counting.

Graphic of Best Value Law School (2014-Present) by the National Jurist; Average law school student loan debt = $72,465
JD 2022-23 Tuition and Mandatory Fees
  Resident* Nonresident
Tuition $28,045 $47,880
Fees $2,107 $2,107
Total $30,152 $49,987

*Iowa Residency Information

All information concerning financial aid programs is subject to change without notice.

Estimated Cost of Attendance

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1) Estimated figures. 2) The student financial aid budget provides $1,967 per month in living expenses and $900 each semester for books and supplies. 3) We use the Total Estimated Cost of Attendance to determine your maximum financial aid eligibility. For information on Iowa residency see

Contact Us

Please include your name, phone number, and student ID number with any financial aid correspondence:

Office of Financial Aid
University of Iowa College of Law
280 Boyd Law Building
Iowa City, IA 52242-1113

Office of Student Financial Aid
University of Iowa
2400 University Capitol Centre
Iowa City, IA 52242-1315
319-335-1450 / 800-553-IOWA