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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 $6,418
Other Expenses Budget$4,980

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 $6,418
Other Expenses Budget$4,980

In-State Tuition

In-state tuition at Northwest Iowa Community College for undergraduate students residing in Iowa is $5,490. Room and board charges total $6,418 per year. Students will also need to budget for books and supplies, which typically amount to $1,312 annually. Other administrative or academic fees are $1,050 for the year. Additionally, students should plan an estimated $4,980 for other miscellaneous expenses throughout the year. In sum, residents attending Northwest Iowa Community College full time should expect a total annual cost of $19,250.

Out-of-State Tuition

Undergraduate tuition at Northwest Iowa Community College is $5,790 for out-of-state students. Additionally, out-of-state students are charged $6,418 for room and board, $1,312 for textbooks and educational resources, plus fees of $1,050. Students are advised to budget $4,980 for other expenses. When these costs are combined, annual out-of-state charges total $19,550. This figure is 1.6% higher than what Iowa residents pay.

All price data is sourced from the 2021/2022 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

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

The net price provides a more realistic estimate of the true cost of attending Northwest Iowa Community College, once common grants and scholarships have been taken into account. It's important to note that this net price can fluctuate based on factors such as family income and individual 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

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 $211 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 4.99%.

Example Loan $19,902
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.99%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $210.99
Total Interest Paid $5,417.32
Sum of All Loan Payments $25,319.32

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price

Year Iowa Residents Non Residents
1 $19,250 $19,550
2 $19,888 $20,198

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 $38,500 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 3.3% 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 $183 $549 $732
Out of State Residents $193 $579 $772

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.