Cost & Aid for Bachelor of Applied Arts & Sciences
US On-Campus Students, 2020-21
International On-Campus Students, 2020-21
|Fairfield, Iowa, USA||Full-time, per year|
|Tuition and fees||$16,530|
|Housing (single room) and meals||$7,400|
|Health insurance (estimate)||$2,784|
|Personal expenses, books, unexpected needs (estimate)||$3,500|
|Cost Per Year||$30,214|
Scholarship: Full-time students may apply for up to $6,000 in scholarship based on qualifying documented family income. Our Undergraduate Scholarship application will be made available upon application to the University for full-time students.
US Online Students, 2020-21
Tuition is based on the total number of credits per semester – two semesters per year. Typically, enrollment may be two courses at a time, 17 credits (full-time) or one course at a time, 9 credits (3/4 time)
|Federal grants (maximum)||-$2,550|
|Net program cost per semester||$2,250|
|Federal student loan||-$2,550|
|Federal grants (maximum)||-$1,700|
|Net program cost per semester||$1,000|
|Federal student loan||-$1,000|
|Federal grants (maximum)||-$850|
|Net program cost for the summer||$1,150|
|Federal student loans (not available)||0|
Additional Financial Aid Information
- Federal Grants are available for full-time and part-time students. The grants vary depending on income level as determined by the FAFSA, and by credit load per semester. Students in higher-income categories may not qualify for federal grants.
- Employer Waiver Program Many companies offer tuition assistance programs to their employees. If you’re currently employed, we encourage you to check on this. If they offer assistance, please contact MIU’s Financial Aid office.
- Scholarship from MIU Part-time online students benefit from a proportionately lower tuition than the full-time rate. For example, a half-time student’s tuition is less than half the full-time tuition. Because these discounts are included in the part-time tuition, an additional MIU scholarship isn’t available for part-time students.
- Federal Student Loans have limits based on lifetime usage, annual limits, and limited to the educational costs for each semester. Here are the annual maximum limits:
- $5,500 per year for first-year dependent
- $6,500 per year for second-year dependent
- $7,500 per year for third, fourth, fifth-year dependent
- $9,500 per year for first-year independent
- $10,500 per year for second-year independent
- $12,500 per year for third, fourth, fifth-year independent
- Federal Student Loan Repayment is postponed as long as you are enrolled at least half-time each semester. If your enrollment drops below half-time, you have a six month grace period before repayment begins. There are also postponements for low income and unemployment, as well as repayment based on income and Public Service Forgiveness.
- Veterans should contact the VA for information on Veterans Education Benefits. MIU is a Yellow Ribbon school. Our Veterans Certifying Official is our Director of Financial Aid.
The repayment choices on federal student loans include the following:
Questions? Our Financial Aid Office is happy to assist you. Just send us an email for a quick reply — normally one business day — or see more about financial aid.
International Online Students, 2020-21
|Tuition||Cost per semester|
|Fulll-time (12 or more credits)||$8,000|
|¾ time (9-11 credits)||$4,800|
|½ time (6-8 credits)||$2,700|
|Less than 6 credits||$500 per credit|