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Iowa Western Community College Tuition & Cost

Council Bluffs, Iowa

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Iowa Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for Iowa Western Community College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,400
Other Fees$544
Room and Board $8,650
Other Expenses Budget$4,144
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for Iowa Western Community College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,400
Other Fees$544
Room and Board $8,650
Other Expenses Budget$4,144

Residents of Iowa pay an annual total price of $20,434 to attend Iowa Western Community College on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $5,696 for tuition, $8,650 room and board, $1,400 for books and supplies and $544 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $20,594 which is 0.8% higher than Iowa residents. The tuition charge is $5,856 while room and board is $8,650, books and supplies are $1,400 and other fees come in at $544.

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 Iowa Western Community College when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2018/2019
Net Price by Income Iowa Western Community College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$9,341
$30,001 to $48,000$10,002
$48,001 to $75,000$12,033
$75,001 to $110,000$14,625

The average reported annual net price for Iowa Western Community College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $10,717 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

90% of full-time undergrad Iowa Western 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 $5,354 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 71% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,353 and 1% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $6,483.

Finanical Aid Iowa Western Community College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $5,354 90%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $4,486 43%
Pell Grants $4,809 56%
Other Federal Grants $653 7%
State and Local Grants $1,817 6%
Federal Student Loans $5,353 71%
Other Student Loans $6,483 1%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Iowa Western Community College, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $17,384. The loan balance of $17,384 is a two year multiple of the $8,692 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 $166 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 $17,384
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $165.86
Total Interest Paid $2,519.50
Sum of All Loan Payments $19,903.50

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price
Year Iowa Residents Non Residents
1 $20,434 $20,594
2 $21,970 $22,142

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 2 year associate degree and living expenses at Iowa Western Community College to be $40,868 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 7.5% 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 Western Community College
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Iowa Residents $195 $585 $780
Out of State Residents $200 $600 $800

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

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Iowa Western 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=153630 IPEDS survey data for Iowa Western Community College.