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North Iowa Area Community College Tuition & Cost

Mason City, Iowa

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Iowa Resident Sticker Price
$16,818
In State Costs for North Iowa Area Community College
Fee Cost
Tuition$4,973
Books and Supplies$1,034
Other Fees$818
Room and Board $7,342
Other Expenses Budget$2,651
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
$19,304
Out of State Costs for North Iowa Area Community College
Fee Cost
Tuition$7,459
Books and Supplies$1,034
Other Fees$818
Room and Board $7,342
Other Expenses Budget$2,651

Residents of Iowa pay an annual total price of $16,818 to attend North Iowa Area Community College on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $4,973 for tuition, $7,342 room and board, $1,034 for books and supplies and $818 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $19,304 which is 14.8% higher than Iowa residents. The tuition charge is $7,459 while room and board is $7,342, books and supplies are $1,034 and other fees come in at $818.

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

Average Net Price 2019/2020
$8,456
Net Price by Income North Iowa Area Community College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$6,121
$30,001 to $48,000$5,702
$48,001 to $75,000$8,396
$75,001 to $110,000$10,655
$110,000+$13,450

The average reported annual net price for North Iowa Area Community College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $8,456 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

Costs for Similar Colleges

Financial Aid

94% of full-time undergrad North Iowa 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 $5,590 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 39% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $4,145 and 1% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $4,387.

Finanical Aid North Iowa Area Community College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $5,590 94%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $2,799 67%
Pell Grants $4,945 39%
Other Federal Grants $674 75%
State and Local Grants $4,306 21%
Federal Student Loans $4,145 39%
Other Student Loans $4,387 1%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to North Iowa Area Community College, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $13,292. The loan balance of $13,292 is a two year multiple of the $6,646 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 $127 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 $13,292
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $126.82
Total Interest Paid $1,926.44
Sum of All Loan Payments $15,218.44

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price
$33,636
Year Iowa Residents Non Residents
1 $16,818 $19,304
2 $17,623 $20,228

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 2 year associate degree and living expenses at North Iowa Area Community College to be $33,636 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 4.8% 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 North Iowa Area Community College
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Iowa Residents $166 $498 $664
Out of State Residents $249 $747 $996

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

Tuition Payment Plans Available

North Iowa 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=154059 IPEDS survey data for North Iowa Area Community College.