How much does it cost to attend?

In State Iowa Resident Sticker Price
$14,992
In State Costs for Des Moines Area Community College
Fee Cost
Tuition$4,680
Books and Supplies$1,322
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $7,302
Other Expenses Budget$1,688
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
$19,672
Out of State Costs for Des Moines Area Community College
Fee Cost
Tuition$9,360
Books and Supplies$1,322
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $7,302
Other Expenses Budget$1,688

Residents of Iowa pay an annual total price of $14,992 to attend Des Moines Area Community College on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $4,680 for tuition, $7,302 room and board, $1,322 for books and supplies and $0 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $19,672 which is 31.2% higher than Iowa residents. The tuition charge is $9,360 while room and board is $7,302, books and supplies are $1,322 and other fees come in at $0.

All price data is sourced from the 2018/2019 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 2017/2018
$9,995
Net Price by Income Des Moines Area Community College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$8,811
$30,001 to $48,000$9,227
$48,001 to $75,000$10,906
$75,001 to $110,000$12,800
$110,000+$13,248

The average reported annual net price for Des Moines Area Community College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $9,995 in 2017/2018. 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

Finanical Aid Des Moines Area Community College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Annual Total Grant Aid $3,909 56%
Pell Grant $3,901 44%
Federal Student Loan $4,323 45%

The average reported annual net price for Des Moines Area Community College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $9,995 in 2017/2018.

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 $197 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 4.529%.

Example Loan $18,958
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.5%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $196.74
Total Interest Paid $4,651.14
Sum of All Loan Payments $23,609.14

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price
$29,984
Year Iowa Residents Non Residents
1 $14,992 $19,672
2 $15,511 $20,352

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 $29,984 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 3.5% 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 $131 $393 $524
Out of State Residents $262 $786 $1,048

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.