Tuition and budget
When budgeting for graduate school you need to factor in the cost of tuition and the cost of living. To figure out what you’ll need, we’ve created a budget. We took tuition, added in the average cost of living in Des Moines, the cost of books and equipment, health insurance, food, transportation and other personal expenses. Each student is allowed to receive funding (from all resources i.e.: loans, scholarships, etc.) up to the budget. We used federal guidelines, so the amount represents the maximum funding you can receive. Budgets are adjusted each academic year to reflect any necessary changes.
To be eligible for financial aid, you must plan to register for at least 5 semester hours per term. Financial aid awards cannot be estimated until you have registered for courses.
Keep in mind, the budget is designed for you, the student (not your family) and is only for the months that school is in session.
Des Moines University is a private institution and has the same tuition for in-state and out-of-state students.
Changes on financial aid disbursement
From the financial aid office: Starting in the Fall 2010 all federal financial aid will be disbursed two business days following the drop deadline date, reference the course calendar for specific drop deadline date.
From the business office: Any credit balance that would result from the financial aid being applied to tuition charges will be refunded within three business day of the date applied.
Calculating your budget
The total cost of attendance budget is the maximum amount of resources (i.e.-scholarships, loans, grants, etc.) that a student may receive. If a student receives a late award (loan, scholarship, grant, etc.) the financial aid package is recalculated.
Keep in mind that according to Federal regulations, the budget is constructed for a single student only.
Cost of attendance budget (for 3 months)
|Living expenses||Full-time student
(9 or more credit hours)
(5-8 credit hours)
|Educational supplies||Full-time student||Half-time student|
|Tuition and fees||Full-time student||Half-time student|
|Tuition||$522 per credit hour||$522 per credit hour|
|Estimated fees withheld from loans||$94||$49|
Budget subject to change. MHA Residency fee will be added if registered.
To find out how many weeks you are enrolled for refer to the weekly course schedule(s) below:
- Summer 2013 weekly course schedule
- Spring 2013 weekly course schedule
- Fall 2012 weekly course schedule