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Tuition and Cost to Attend Palmer College of Chiropractic Davenport

Annual Total Cost

The annual total list price cost to go to Palmer College of Chiropractic Davenport was $19,559 for the 2013/2014 academic year. The cost is the same for all students regardless of Iowa residence status as there is no in-state discount.

Undergraduate Tuition

Tuition for Palmer College of Chiropractic Davenport is $8,283 for the 2013/2014 academic year. This is 66% cheaper than the national average private non-profit four year college tuition of $24,476. The cost is $12,967 and 61% cheaper than the average Iowa tuition of $21,250 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 4th in Iowa amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 43rd most expensive 4 year college in the state. Price does not vary by residence.

The school charges an additional fees of $105 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $8,388.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $9,476 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Davenport should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,695.

Costs and Tuition for Palmer College of Chiropractic Davenport
Expenditure Price
Iowa Resident Total Cost $19,559
   In-State Tuition$8,283
   Other Fees$105
   Room and Board$9,476
   Books and Supplies$1,695
Non-Resident Total Cost $19,559
   Out-of-State Tuition$8,283
   Other Fees$105
   Room and Board$9,476
   Books and Supplies$1,695

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2013-2014 and 2012-2013 IPEDS Survey and represent reported costs for the 2013-2014 and 2012-2013 academic years.

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 $19,559 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 Palmer College of Chiropractic Davenport net price for in-state students receiving aid was $17,263* for the 2010/2011 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

46% of Palmer College of Chiropractic Davenport students received grant aid in 2010/2011. The average total aid amount was $6,167. 43 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2010/2011 was $4,972. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Palmer College of Chiropractic Davenport, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Palmer College of Chiropractic Davenport
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$17,263*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid46%
Average Total Grant Aid$6,167
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants43%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,972

Average Net Price 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 reported for the 2011-2012 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000$16,041
$30,001 to $48,000n/a
$48,001 to $75,000$22,291
$75,001 to $110,000n/a
$110,000+n/a

Average Financial Aid Mix - $19,559 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $19,559. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.

32%
48%
20%

Grants and Scholarships

 32% - $6,167

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, Palmer College of Chiropractic Davenport or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 48% - $9,435

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

Out of Pocket

 20% -  $3,957

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 2011-2012 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 Academically Similar Schools in the Region

School Cost vs. Palmer College of Chiropractic Davenport

Cost of a Degree

When considering ability to pay for college, the annual cost is often discussed but it's the "all in" multi-year degree cost which matters in the end. Let's take a look at what it could really cost for four years at Palmer College of Chiropractic Davenport.

Estimated 4 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 4 year bachelor's degree at Palmer College of Chiropractic Davenport is $78,236 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 4 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 $17,263 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $69,052**

If you end up on the "five year plan" and need an additional year to graduate, your five year cost could be as high as $97,795 or $86,315 using an average net price.

**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2011-2012 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

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 Palmer College of Chiropractic Davenport 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 Palmer College of Chiropractic Davenport
Price per credit hour$194
Cost for one class (3 credit hours)$582
Cost for one class (4 credit hours)$776



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. 70% of Palmer College of Chiropractic Davenport students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $9,435.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Palmer College of Chiropractic Davenport? 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 $69,052, 100% of the estimated average net price for a four year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $86,517.80. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Palmer College of Chiropractic Davenport. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 46% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $17,263. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Palmer College of Chiropractic Davenport 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.

Palmer College of Chiropractic Davenport Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$720.98
Amount Borrowed$69,052.00
Interest Rate4.7%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$17,465.80
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$86,517.80

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend Palmer College of Chiropractic Davenport? 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 Palmer College of Chiropractic Davenport, 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 $86,517.80 would be needed to afford a $720.98 monthly payment in the example $69,052.00 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 Palmer College of Chiropractic Davenport in the future? In the past five years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $6,225 to $7,845. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 5.2%. 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 4 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current 4 year cost of $78,236.00. 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 Palmer College of Chiropractic Davenport.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2019$26,898$107,593
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2024$34,330$137,319
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2029 $43,814$175,257
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2032 $50,721$202,882

Tuition History

What was tuition at Palmer College of Chiropractic Davenport 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 the past as it provides indication as to how the school may raise tuition in the next few years if you enrolled. Historical tuition and fees for all available data years back to 1988 follows.

YearTuitionAnnual Increase
2010$7,2304.6%
2009$6,9156%
2008$6,5254.8%
2007$6,2254.8%
2006$5,9403.7%
2005$5,7302.7%
2004$5,5808.8%
2003$5,1307.5%
2002$4,7707.4%
2001$4,4403.5%
2000$4,2904.4%
1999$4,1108.7%
1998$3,7808.4%
1997$3,486-20.1%
1996$4,3654.1%
1995$4,194-67.1%
1994$12,735197.2%
1993$4,285-30.9%
1992$6,199-39.4%
1991$10,2307.9%
1990$9,4800%
1987$5,717

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Palmer College of Chiropractic Davenport 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
Biological and Physical Sciences Bachelor's Degree 95 45% cheaper

Calculators

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Estimate Loan Payments

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About Palmer College of Chiropractic Davenport

Palmer College of Chiropractic Davenport is a four year private college located in Davenport, Iowa.  Full time enrollment is 2,148 and part time is 22.  For the 2011/2012 school year, the school received 0 applicants. 0 were admitted and 0 enrolled.

Students attending this school may pursue both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

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Palmer College of Chiropractic Davenport
1000 Brady St
Davenport, Iowa
52803-5287

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Palmer College of Chiropractic Davenport is a private not for profit institution.

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