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Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Tuition for Northeast Iowa Community College Calmar is $4,564 for the 2017/2018 academic year. This is 29% more expensive than the national average public two year college tuition of $3,532. The cost is 25% cheaper than the average Iowa tuition of $6,108 for 2 year colleges. Tuition ranks 8th in Iowa amongst 2 year colleges for affordability and is the 12th most expensive 2 year college in the state. Price does not vary by residence.

The school charges an additional fees of $616 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $5,180.

Housing Costs

Northeast Iowa Community College Calmar doesn't offer on campus housing. If you're not living with family you will need to budget for food and housing in the Calmar area just like you would for a college with dorms. The estimated rent and meal expense per academic year for off campus housing is $7,010.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,400.

Other Living Expenses

Off-campus students should budget for $4,609 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The annual tuition and living expense budget to go to NICC was $18,199 for the 2017/2018 academic year. The cost is the same for all students regardless of Iowa residence status as there is no in-state discount. Students residing at home with parents providing food and housing can expect a total cost of $9,833.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2017-2018 and 2016-2017 IPEDS survey response for Northeast Iowa Community College Calmar and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for Northeast Iowa Community College Calmar
Estimated Budgets
Iowa Resident Total Budget (Living Off Campus)$18,199
   In-State Tuition$4,564
   Other Fees$616
   Off-Campus Housing Budget$7,010
   Off-Campus Other Budget$4,609
   Books and Supplies$1,400
Iowa Resident Total Budget (Living with Parents)$9,833
   In-State Tuition$4,564
   Other Fees$616
   Family Provided Room and Board$0
   With-Family Other Living Budget$3,253
   Books and Supplies$1,400

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What it Really Costs

Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $18,199 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported NICC net price for in-state students is $10,438* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

64% of Northeast Iowa Community College Calmar students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $4,155. 55 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2014/2015 was $4,158. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Northeast Iowa Community College Calmar, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Northeast Iowa Community College Calmar
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$10,438*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid64%
Average Total Grant Aid$4,155
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants55%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,158

Average Net Price for In-State Students by Family Income

The average net total cost of attendance for different levels of family income after federal, state or local government, institutional grant and scholarship aid are awarded. Data last published for the 2014/2015 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000$9,391
$30,001 to $48,000$9,513
$48,001 to $75,000$12,060
$75,001 to $110,000$14,085
$110,000+$14,215

Average Financial Aid Mix - $18,199 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $18,199. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.

31%
36%
34%

Grants and Scholarships

 31% - $4,155

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, Northeast Iowa Community College Calmar or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 36% - $4,850

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket

 34% -  $4,585

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.


*Reported Average Annual Net Price for students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

Tuition Comparison to Similar Community Colleges in the Region

School Cost vs. Northeast Iowa Community College Calmar
Western Technical College19.7% less expensive
Hawkeye Community College5.8% more expensive
Minnesota State College Southeast Technical10% more expensive
North Iowa Area Community College2.9% less expensive
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College12.3% less expensive

Cost of a Degree

Being a school offering two year programs, prospective students should consider the multi year outlay when budgeting the cost for two years at Northeast Iowa Community College Calmar.

Estimated 2 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 2 year associate degree at NICC is $36,398 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 2 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.

A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $9,452 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 2 would estimate the cost of a degree at $18,904**

**Based on a 2 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Other Costs

Estimated Cost Per Semester

Most colleges don't charge students on an annual basis but instead require payment semester by semester. If you ever need to take an additional semester of classes to complete you degree you shouldn't have to pay for a full academic year. These our estimated costs for a semester at Northeast Iowa Community College Calmar.

Iowa Resident Tuition Per Semester$2,282
Iowa Resident Total Cost Per Semester$9,100

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at Northeast Iowa Community College Calmar are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.

Cost per credit hour and per class at Northeast Iowa Community College Calmar
Price per credit hour for Iowa residents$160
Cost for one class for Iowa residents (3 credit hours)$480
Price per credit hour$165
Cost for one class (3 credit hours)$495
Cost for one class (4 credit hours)$660

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Student Loans and Debt

The second consideration after understanding the cost of college is determining how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assistance, but student loans end up financing a significant portion of higher education in the U.S. 57% of Northeast Iowa Community College Calmar students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $4,850.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Northeast Iowa Community College Calmar? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting financial aid you receive, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.

The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $18,904, 100% of the estimated average net price for a two year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $23,455.53. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Northeast Iowa Community College Calmar. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 64% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $9,452. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Northeast Iowa Community College Calmar student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

Northeast Iowa Community College Calmar Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$195.46
Amount Borrowed$18,904.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$4,551.53
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$23,455.53

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend NICC? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending Northeast Iowa Community College Calmar, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $23,455.53 would be needed to afford a $195.46 monthly payment in the example $18,904.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to Northeast Iowa Community College Calmar in the future? Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you could expect to pay for a 2 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current 2 year cost of $36,398.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for Northeast Iowa Community College Calmar.

Annual2 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2024$23,808$47,615
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2029$30,385$60,771
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2034 $38,780$77,561
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2037 $44,893$89,786

Tuition History

What was tuition at NICC five, ten, fifteen or twenty years ago? Hop into our time machine and take a look. Pay attention to how aggressive the school has been with price increases in the past as it provides indication as to how the school may raise tuition in the next few years. Historical tuition and fees for all available data years back to 1987 follows.

YearTuitionAnnual Increase
2012$4,6405.8%
2011$4,384-4.2%
2010$4,5765.9%
2009$4,32020.5%
2008$3,5844.1%
2007$3,444-8.8%
2006$3,7765.4%
2005$3,5846.7%
2004$3,3607.1%
2003$3,1368.9%
2002$2,8809.8%
2001$2,6243.5%
2000$2,5366%
1999$2,3922.7%
1998$2,3281.4%
1997$2,2962.1%
1996$2,2482.9%
1995$2,1855.6%
1994$2,0700%
1993$2,07015%
1992$1,80017.4%
1991$1,5339.1%
1990$1,405

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Northeast Iowa Community College Calmar to the national average for all other colleges offering the same major. Use this comparison to determine particular programs where this school offers value relative to other colleges.

Area of Study Graduates vs National Avg
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies Associate's Degree 199 17% cheaper
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's Degree 105 8% cheaper
Agricultural Power Machinery Operation Associate's Degree 28 6% costlier
Business Administration and Management, General Associate's Degree 27 14% cheaper
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer Associate's Degree 21 5% cheaper
Computer Programming, Specific Applications Associate's Degree 20 2% cheaper
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 19 3% cheaper
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General Associate's Degree 17 0% costlier
Electrician Associate's Degree 12 4% costlier
Accounting Associate's Degree 12 9% cheaper
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations Associate's Degree 11 4% costlier
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General Associate's Degree 11 1% cheaper
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 10 1% costlier
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist Associate's Degree 9 5% cheaper
Social Work Associate's Degree 9 1% costlier
Dairy Husbandry and Production Associate's Degree 9 23% cheaper
Plumbing Technology/Plumber Associate's Degree 8 7% cheaper
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 8 6% cheaper
Agricultural Production Operations, General Associate's Degree 7 3% costlier
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design Associate's Degree 6 1% cheaper
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General Associate's Degree 6 1% costlier
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry Associate's Degree 6 4% costlier
Construction Trades, General Associate's Degree 4 11% costlier
Horticultural Science Associate's Degree 3 27% cheaper
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage Associate's Degree 2 11% cheaper

Calculators

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Plan and Save for College

Discover how much will you need to start saving now to afford Northeast Iowa Community College Calmar in the future.

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Estimate Loan Payments

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About Northeast Iowa Community College Calmar

Northeast Iowa Community College Calmar is a two year community college located in Calmar, Iowa.  Full time enrollment is 1,326 and part time is 3,460.  Northeast Iowa Community College Calmar has an open admission policy meaning that any prospective student who has completed high school or attained a GED certificate may enroll in classes.

Only undergraduate degrees are offered at this school.

Address
Northeast Iowa Community College Calmar
1625 Hwy 150
Calmar, Iowa
52132-0400

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Northeast Iowa Community College Calmar is a public not for profit institution. Public schools often represent the best value for your education dollar, especially when students qualify for in-state tuition.

Northeast Iowa Community College Calmar cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=154110 IPEDS survey data.