View tuition due dates and Financial Aid disbursement dates. Tuition will be billed after the registration period closes.

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

Tuition and fees 2017-2018FallSpringSummer
Tuition$618/credit$618/credit $618/credit
Background check fee (not charged in final year) $60 
Graduation and diploma fee (participating in graduation) $175 
Diploma Fee (not participating in graduation) $75 
Student Health Insurance – Contact student services for details



Other fees to be charged when incurred
Credit Card Service Fee2.6% (min. $3.95)
eCheck Service FeeNo fee
Late fees 
   Balance of $5,000 or less$100/term
   Balance greater than $5,000$250/term
Repeated course fee$618/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)$250
Overnight mail$30
Replacement diploma$75
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 – replace lost card (alumni, retirees, and plus ones)$25
ID Card – replace lost card (current students and employees)$10

View previous year’s tuition and fees

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

eCheck (ACH) and credit/debit card payments can be made online through myPulse Self-Service. eCheck payments are accepted for no additional fee. Credit/debit cards are accepted for a convenience fee per the tuition schedule. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express are only accepted on the portion of tuition and fees not covered by financial aid (including loan funds and/or scholarships).

Students may authorize a parent, or other individual, access to their online account and to make a payment. Only students have the ability to establish ‘Person Proxy’ and can find guidance on myPulse Self-Service. 



All seat deposits will be applied toward tuition.

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. Late fees will be applied to the student’s account per the fee schedule if the outstanding balance is not paid within 60 days.

Readmission/leave of absence policy

This policy is applicable when:

  • A student is approved to return from a leave of absence within one year of the effective leave begin date.

Upon receiving an official acceptance to return, tuition and fees will be assessed. Tuition and fees are due when the student registers or the first day of class, whichever comes first. The returning student is subject to all tuition and fee payment, tuition and fee policies and procedures, financial aid, etc. and University polices that are in effect at the time. Enrollment status will be based on the number of credit hours and determined according to the current enrollment policy.

The returning student that is required to repeat courses will be charged the repeat course fee for each course.

Tuition and fees will be charged at the current academic year’s published rate.

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 Grad PLUS
  3. State, private or University aid
  4. The Student if funds remain after paying the above.