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Northwest Iowa Community College Tuition & Cost

Sheldon, Iowa

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Iowa Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for Northwest Iowa Community College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,312
Other Fees$1,050
Room and Board $6,282
Other Expenses Budget$4,530
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for Northwest Iowa Community College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,312
Other Fees$1,050
Room and Board $6,282
Other Expenses Budget$4,530

Residents of Iowa pay an annual total price of $18,514 to attend Northwest Iowa Community College on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $5,340 for tuition, $6,282 room and board, $1,312 for books and supplies and $1,050 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $18,814 which is 1.6% higher than Iowa residents. The tuition charge is $5,640 while room and board is $6,282, books and supplies are $1,312 and other fees come in at $1,050.

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 Northwest Iowa 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 Northwest Iowa Community College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$8,784
$30,001 to $48,000$9,016
$48,001 to $75,000$10,941
$75,001 to $110,000$13,660

The average reported annual net price for Northwest Iowa Community College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $10,395 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

Financial Aid

87% of full-time undergrad Northwest Iowa 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 $6,193 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 $4,997 and 5% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $8,433.

Finanical Aid Northwest Iowa Community College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $6,193 87%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $2,049 34%
Pell Grants $5,699 35%
Other Federal Grants $875 35%
State and Local Grants $3,798 49%
Federal Student Loans $4,997 39%
Other Student Loans $8,433 5%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Northwest Iowa Community College, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $19,902. The loan balance of $19,902 is a two year multiple of the $9,951 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 $190 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 $19,902
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $189.89
Total Interest Paid $2,884.44
Sum of All Loan Payments $22,786.44

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price
Year Iowa Residents Non Residents
1 $18,514 $18,814
2 $19,205 $19,516

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 2 year associate degree and living expenses at Northwest Iowa Community College to be $37,028 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 3.7% 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 Northwest Iowa Community College
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Iowa Residents $178 $534 $712
Out of State Residents $188 $564 $752

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

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Northwest Iowa 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=154129 IPEDS survey data for Northwest Iowa Community College.