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Tuition, fees and policies for the University’s education programs are subject to change.

Tuition and fees 2013-2014 2014-2015
Tuition $22,228 $22896
Application fee $0 $0
Background check fee (years 1-2) $0 $60
Seat deposit (non-refundable) $250 $250
Repeated course fee $325 $563/credit hour
Membership fees    
APTA dues $80 $80
IPTA dues $20 $23
Miscellaneous fees 2013-2014 2014-2015
Guest hooder fees Managed by Matthews Bookstore Managed by Matthews Bookstore
Overnight mail $30 $30
Parking registration (one time only per vehicle) $220 $220

Graduation and diploma fee (participating in graduation)

(includes cap and gown rental, diploma, and 2 banquet tickets)

Included in tuition $175
     
Replacement diploma $75 $75
Student Health Insurance is available – contact Student Services for details.
Other fees    
Finance charge 1.5%/month
(18% APR)
 
   Late fee – balance of $5,000 or less   $100/term
   Late fee – balance greater than $5,000   $250/term
Library fines, reserve & board review books (after four weeks-replacement cost + $20 for fines & processing fee) $.50/hour $.50/hour
Library fines, books & journals (after four weeks-replacement cost + $20 for fines & processing fee) $1/Day $1/Day
Parking fine, with valid sticker $25 $25
Parking fine, without valid sticker $50 $50
Parking fine, overnight parking $25 $25
Parking fine, late payment fee $10 $10
Return check (NSF fee) $20 $20
ID Card – initial (alumni, retirees, and plus ones) $10 $10
ID Card – replacement (alumni, retirees, and plus ones) $25 $25
ID Card – replacement (current students and employees) $10 $10

Paying your tuition

Tuition, fees and other balances reflected as University accounts receivable are to be paid in the accounting office, which is located on the fourth floor of the Academic Center, room 417. Please make payments payable to Des Moines University (DMU). If mailing payments, please send to:

Accounting Department
Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312

Accepted forms of payments are: cash, check (personal, loan, scholarship, certified and money order), electronic funds transfers of loan disbursements and credit card.

DMU accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. Credit card payment is only accepted on the portion of tuition not covered by financial aid (including loan funds and/or scholarships). To make a credit card payment, students may use our secure online payment form. Credit card payments can also be made by visiting the accounting office or by calling 515-271-1530 or 800-240-2767 ext. 1530.

Note: All payments received in the accounting office after 2 p.m. will be posted to the student’s account on the next business day.

Tuition is based on an academic year with payment periods in two equal installments. All seat deposits will be applied toward tuition. Governed by federal regulations, student loan disbursements will be applied to student tuition accounts within three working days after DMU receives EFT disbursements from lenders or after DMU receives endorsed lender checks from students.

Failure to pay

Failure to pay an account in full by the tuition due date will result in the following:

  1. A student will be asked to sign an Acknowledgement of Financial Responsibility if one is not already on file. If an Acknowledgement of Financial Responsibility is not signed, the student will be immediately placed on an administrative leave of absence.
  2. The account will be viewed as having a delinquent status. Students having delinquent accounts will not be permitted the following privileges: registration, admission to classes, transcripts and a diploma.
  3. Finance charges will be applied to the student’s account per the approved fee schedule if the outstanding balance is not paid within 60 days.

Leave of absence

Leaves of absence may be granted for a period of up to one year. Students who do not return within the 12-month period must either withdraw or will be dropped from enrollment. When a student is approved to return from a leave (within one year of the leave start date) the following will apply:

Tuition and fees will be assessed upon return and are due when the student registers or the first day of class, whichever comes first. Enrollment status shall be determined based upon the current enrollment status policy. Upon return, tuition will be charged at the current academic year’s approved rate minus any tuition credit originally retained by DMU for each academic year. For example, if a student goes on a leave of absence after completing the first-half of a clinical year (assume the annual tuition is $40,000 and the student paid $20,000 in tuition), upon returning the following academic year, the student will be charged the current annual tuition rate offset by the $20,000 of tuition paid the previous year.

Students returning from leaves considered as unapproved by the Department of Education will be charged the repeated course fee for courses they have failed and are repeating.

Return from suspension

Tuition and fees will be assessed upon return from a suspension and are due when the student returns for the first day of class. Enrollment status shall be determined based upon the current enrollment status policy. Upon return, tuition will be charged at the current academic year’s approved rate. If the student returns within the first 12-months after suspension, tuition credit will be granted for tuition originally retained by DMU for each academic year. For example, if a student is suspended after completing the first-half of a clinical year (assume the annual tuition is $40,000 and the student paid $20,000 in tuition), upon returning the following academic year, the student will be charged the current annual tuition rate offset by the $20,000 of tuition paid the previous year.

Readmission following withdrawals and dismissals

If a student applies for readmission into his/her original program or any other Des Moines University program, the student will be required to follow the current admission requirements for the program. In addition, the Provost must approve the acceptance of the student into the program.

Tuition will be charged each academic year at the approved rates. No credit shall be granted for any prior tuition or deposits paid.

Distribution of returned funds

Per current federal policy, we will distribute refunds of financial aid as follows:

  1. Unsubsidized Federal Stafford loan
  2. Federal Perkins loan
  3. Federal Grad PLUS
  4. State, private or University aid
  5. The Student if funds remain after paying the above.