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Iowa Lakes Community College Tuition & Cost

Estherville, Iowa

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Iowa Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for Iowa Lakes Community College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,412
Other Fees$732
Room and Board $7,060
Other Expenses Budget$3,788
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for Iowa Lakes Community College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,412
Other Fees$732
Room and Board $7,060
Other Expenses Budget$3,788

Residents of Iowa pay an annual total price of $19,008 to attend Iowa Lakes Community College on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $6,016 for tuition, $7,060 room and board, $1,412 for books and supplies and $732 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $19,360 which is 1.9% higher than Iowa residents. The tuition charge is $6,368 while room and board is $7,060, books and supplies are $1,412 and other fees come in at $732.

All price data is sourced from the 2020/2021 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

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

Average Net Price 2019/2020
Net Price by Income Iowa Lakes Community College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$7,773
$30,001 to $48,000$8,906
$48,001 to $75,000$10,605
$75,001 to $110,000$12,411

The average reported annual net price for Iowa Lakes Community College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $9,804 in 2019/2020. 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

89% of full-time undergrad Iowa Lakes 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 $6,012 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 42% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $4,719 and 5% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $10,254.

Finanical Aid Iowa Lakes Community College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $6,012 89%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $2,532 60%
Pell Grants $4,604 45%
Other Federal Grants $950 71%
State and Local Grants $4,211 26%
Federal Student Loans $4,719 42%
Other Student Loans $10,254 5%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Iowa Lakes Community College, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $17,596. The loan balance of $17,596 is a two year multiple of the $8,798 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 $168 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 $17,596
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $167.89
Total Interest Paid $2,550.23
Sum of All Loan Payments $20,146.23

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price
Year Iowa Residents Non Residents
1 $19,008 $19,360
2 $19,673 $20,038

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 2 year associate degree and living expenses at Iowa Lakes Community College to be $38,016 - 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 Iowa Lakes Community College
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Iowa Residents $188 $564 $752
Out of State Residents $199 $597 $796

Estimated cost for a class at Iowa Lakes 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 Iowa Lakes Community College versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Iowa Lakes Community College Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan No
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan No
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=153533 IPEDS survey data for Iowa Lakes Community College.