Tuition and Fees By Program

Other Fees to be Charged When Incurred (Academic Year 2023-2024)

Credit Card Service Fee 2.35% (min. $3.95)
eCheck Service Fee No fee
Application Fee - Non-Degree Only $60
Late fees
   Balance of $5,000 or less $100/term
   Balance greater than $5,000 $250/term
Repeated course fee (based on tuition / credits)
   D.O. $1,389
   D.P.M. $1,019
   PA - 1st Year $846
   PA - 2nd Year $710
   D.P.T. - 1st Year $976
   D.P.T. - 2nd-3rd Year $853
   O.T.D. $1,010
   Ph.D. B.S. $530
   M.S.A., M.B.S., M.H.A., M.P.H. Actual Course Tuition
Parking registration (annual, expires 7/31) * no fee
Parking fine, restricted area with valid sticker $50
Parking fine, failure to display valid sticker $50
Parking fine, overnight parking $50
Parking fine, late payment fee (30 days outstanding) $10
Seat Deposit (non-refundable)
   D.O. $1,500
   D.P.M. $1,000
   PA $500
   D.P.T. $500
   M.S.A., M.B.S., M.H.A., M.P.H. $250
   Non-Degree $250
   O.T.D. $250
Library fine after three weeks overdue Replacement cost + $20
Overnight mail (domestic only, inquire for international pricing) $45
Replacement diploma $25
   Expedited processing fee from Paradigm $25
 CeDiploma (Certified Electronic Diploma) $50
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

*Parking permits do not guarantee availability of a parking spot in campus parking lots.

Payment of Tuition and Fees

All communication from the Business and Finance Office regarding charges, credits and outstanding balances is sent to the student’s Des Moines University email account. Students access their statement of account on myPulse Self-Service. The university does not mail paper statements. For further information regarding billing, payments or the online system, please contact the Business and Finance Office at 515-271-1473, 515-271-1530, or 1-800-240-2767, ext. 1473 or ext. 1530.

Tuition, fees and other balances reflected as University accounts receivable are to be paid by the published due date. DMU accepts cash, checks and money orders in the Business and Finance Office, which is located on the 5th floor of the Edge of Advancement Building. Please make checks payable to Des Moines University. Checks may be mailed to:

Des Moines University
Attn: Business and Finance Department
8025 Grand Avenue
West Des Moines, IA 50266

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 service 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 individuals, 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 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.
  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 the grace period.

Employer Reimbursement

Students with employer agreements are subject to the same payment terms as private pay. Students will be responsible for securing reimbursement from their employer. Any credit balance that would result from employer payments received in addition to student payments will be refunded to the student within five business days of the date the credit balance was created.

Leave of Absence and Suspension Implications

For tuition implications related to leaves of absence and suspensions, please refer to the Academic Catalog located at

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 at the current academic year’s 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.

Change of Registration (applicable only to MHA, MPH, MSA, and MSBS)

Tuition refunds for courses dropped during the registration period will be processed within five business days after the registration period closes. Refunds to credit cards and eChecks may take 5-10 business days to appear in your credit card account. There are no tuition refunds for courses dropped after the add/drop deadline.

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