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Increases to the Late Registration Fee

Posted on Thursday, August 15th, 2013

The Late Registration Fee has increased for the 2013-14 academic year. This fee is assessed to any student who initiates their initial registration on or after the first day of the term (i.e., those students who have not registered for ANY courses, and who then do so on or after the start of the term). It will not be assessed to students who make changes (e.g., Adds/Drops/Swaps) to their registration.

This change in the fee structure may have an impact on students. If you know students who, for one reason or another, normally register after classes have begun, please encourage them to register before Monday, August 26 to avoid the financial penalty. The fee is as follows:

  • Late 1-5 Days: $30.00
  • Late 6-10 Days: $60.00
  • Late Day 11 or Beyond: $100.00

The Late Registration Fee is not a new fee; it is one that has been in place for many years. Historically, it has been a flat fee of $20.00, but this year it was raised because the Board of Regents, State of Iowa requested that the three Regents institutions bring fees which were of common intent to similar amounts. In the case of ISU and UNI, it was necessary to adopt the Late Registration Fee structure used by the UofI. 

The goal of this fee is to encourage having students register early, so that enrollment counts, tuition assessment, class enrollments, etc. are as complete and accurate as possible by an earlier date. Additionally, having students enrolled at an earlier date increases their likelihood of their persistence and retention, which are important contributors to their progress toward degree.


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