View tuition due dates and Financial Aid disbursement dates. Tuition will be billed approximately 30 days prior to the due date.
Tuition, fees and policies for the University’s education programs are subject to change.
|Tuition and fees 2016-2017||Summer||Fall||Spring||Total|
|Tuition – 1st-3rd Years||$16,601||$16,601||$33,202|
|Tuition – 4th Year||$6,640||$13,281||$13,281||$33,202|
|APMSA Membership Dues (years 1-4)||$75||$75|
|Instrument Rental (year 3 only)||$50||$50|
|Background check fee (years 1-3)||$60||$60|
|Drug Screen Fee (years 2-3)||$29||$29|
|Graduation and diploma fee (year 4)||$175||$175|
|Student Health Insurance – Contact student services for details|
|Other fees to be charged when incurred|
| Balance of $5,000 or less||$100/term|
| Balance greater than $5,000||$250/term|
|Repeated course fee||$754/credit hour|
|Library Fines (After four weeks- replacement cost plus $20 for fines & processing fee)|
| Reserve collection||$0.50/hour|
| 3-day Reserve||$1.00/day|
| Board Review Collection||$1.00/day|
| DMU Collection||$1.00/day|
| Leisure Reading Collection||$0.50/day|
|Parking registration (one time only per vehicle)||$250|
|Seat deposit (non-refundable)||$500|
|Guest hooder fees (through 2018 commencement)||Managed by Matthews Bookstore|
|Parking fine, with valid sticker||$25|
|Parking fine, without valid sticker||$50|
|Parking fine, overnight parking||$25|
|Parking fine, late payment fee||$10|
|Return check (NSF fee)||$20|
|ID Card – initial card (alumni, retirees, and plus ones)||$10|
|ID Card – replacement card (alumni, retirees, and plus ones)||$25|
|ID Card – replacement card (current students and employees)||$10|
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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:
Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312
Accepted forms of payments are: cash, eCheck, check (personal, loan, scholarship, certified and money order), electronic funds transfers of loan disbursements and credit card.
DMU accepts eChecks, 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 or eCheck 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.
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:
- A hold will be placed on the student account. 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.
- 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.
- Late fees will be applied to the student’s account per the fee schedule if the outstanding balance is not paid within the grace period.
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 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.
Distribution of returned funds
Per current federal policy, we will distribute refunds of financial aid as follows:
- Unsubsidized Federal Stafford loan
- Federal Perkins loan
- Federal Grad PLUS
- State, private or University aid
- The Student if funds remain after paying the above.