Acceptance Fee Refund Policy for Fall 2024 Students and Beyond
The $425 acceptance fee is specific to the term for which you accept your offer of admission. Students who delay their entry term no more than one year are typically not assessed the fee a second time. However, these students are still held to the refund deadline for their original entry term.
Your $425 acceptance fee is applied as follows:
- $290 is applied toward the New Student Programs fee (Orientation and Destination Iowa State programs)
- $135 is an advance payment on your university bill
If you contract for university residence halls or apartments, your $135 advance payment will be used to make your $135 housing prepayment. If you cancel your housing contract and/or your admission, your $425 acceptance fee may be partially refundable, depending upon the date by which the Office of Admissions or the Department of Residence receives your notice of cancellation.
Students who wish to withdraw their admission and receive a partial refund of their admissions acceptance fee based on the deadlines listed below, must initiate their own withdrawal by logging into their Admissions MyAccount and declining their offer of admission. For applicants with terms of entry prior to Fall 2024, withdrawing their admission can be done by completing the application change form.