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DMACC Tuition & Cost

Ankeny, Iowa

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Iowa Resident Sticker Price
$14,578
In State Costs for Des Moines Area Community College
Fee Cost
Tuition$4,800
Books and Supplies$904
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $7,248
Other Expenses Budget$1,626
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
$19,378
Out of State Costs for Des Moines Area Community College
Fee Cost
Tuition$9,600
Books and Supplies$904
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $7,248
Other Expenses Budget$1,626

Residents of Iowa pay an annual total price of $14,578 to attend Des Moines Area Community College on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $4,800 for tuition, $7,248 room and board, $904 for books and supplies and $0 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $19,378 which is 32.9% higher than Iowa residents. The tuition charge is $9,600 while room and board is $7,248, books and supplies are $904 and other fees come in at $0.

All price data is sourced from the 2019/2020 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Des Moines Area Community College when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2018/2019
$9,481
Net Price by Income Des Moines Area Community College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$7,776
$30,001 to $48,000$8,543
$48,001 to $75,000$10,468
$75,001 to $110,000$12,709
$110,000+$13,179

The average reported annual net price for Des Moines Area Community College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $9,481 in 2018/2019. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

53% of full-time undergrad Des Moines Area Community College received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $4,342 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 40% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $4,549 and 2% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $7,795.

Finanical Aid Des Moines Area Community College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $4,342 53%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $1,289 21%
Pell Grants $4,518 39%
Other Federal Grants $253 11%
State and Local Grants $1,643 14%
Federal Student Loans $4,549 40%
Other Student Loans $7,795 2%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Des Moines Area Community College, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $18,958. The loan balance of $18,958 is a two year multiple of the $9,479 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $181 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 2.75%.

Example Loan $18,958
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $180.88
Total Interest Paid $2,747.63
Sum of All Loan Payments $21,705.63

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price
$29,156
Year Iowa Residents Non Residents
1 $14,578 $19,378
2 $15,018 $19,964

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 2 year associate degree and living expenses at Des Moines Area Community College to be $29,156 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 3% annual increase over the next 2 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Des Moines Area Community College
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Iowa Residents $160 $480 $640
Out of State Residents $320 $960 $1,280

Estimated cost for a class at Des Moines Area Community College based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Des Moines Area Community College versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Des Moines Area Community College Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=153214 IPEDS survey data for Des Moines Area Community College.