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Tuition and Fees

Explanation of Mandatory Fees

These fees provide access to activities and services, and are assessed to all students. They are not user fees and may not be waived. All students are encouraged to take advantage of the benefits these fees provide.

Computer Fee:

The computer fee provides a distinct resource to improve computer access and education for all students. These funds must be used for technology-related expenditures that have a direct benefit to students. Among other things, the fee is used to replace obsolete computer equipment in student labs, support interdisciplinary curriculum development, expand networking for access to software resources, create student ID cards, and improve the library access system.

Health Fee:

The health fee assists the University in providing a safe and healthy campus for the entire student population. The fee supports a health system able to respond to individual and public health needs. It primarily supports the university medical and pharmacy staff, campus health promotion, mental health counseling, and sexual abuse and substance abuse services. Fee of service programs are offered in gynecology and women's services, physical exams, immunizations, allergy injections, TB testing, prescriptions, laboratory, and consultation for foreign travel.

Health Facility Fee:

The health facility fee finances a building project to repair, renovate, and add space to the current Student Health Center. These enhancements will provide better access to services, improve patient privacy and confidentiality, and provide space for coordinated health, counseling, and wellness services.

Student Services Fee:

The student services fee provides funding for designated student activities and services. Northern Iowa Student Government administers a portion of this fee to support a variety of student organizations. The Panther Pass is supported from this fee and provides free admission for students to most UNI athletic, music and theater events and reduced ticket prices to events at the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. Intercollegiate Athletics receives a portion of this fee to support general operating costs of the athletic program as well as athletic scholarships.

Building Fee:

The building fee provides the revenue stream to meet the bonding requirements for the renovation and expansion of Maucker Union. It also is used to complete the financing of the UNI-Dome as well as debt service for the roof replacement of the Dome.

Recreation Fee:

These funds are used to support the University's intramural program, club sports and open recreation, and provides for reduced charges for students participating in wellness activities. This money is primarily used to support student wages in wellness and recreation programs.