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Tuition and Cost to Attend Iowa Valley Community College District

Annual Total Cost

The total list price for in-state Iowa residents to go to Iowa Valley Community College District is $9,344 for the 2015/2016 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't possess Iowa residence can expect a one year cost of $29,130.

Undergraduate Tuition

University of Iowa tuition is $6,678 per year for in-state residents. This is 1% more expensive than the national average public four year tuition of $6,614. The cost is $16,024 and 71% cheaper than the average Iowa tuition of $22,702 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 3rd in Iowa amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 43rd most expensive 4 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $26,464 which represents a 296% premium.

The school charges an additional fees of $1,426 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $8,104.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $9,728 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Iowa City should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,240.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2015-2016 and 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey and represent reported costs for the 2015-2016 and 2014-2015 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for University of Iowa
Expenditure Price
Iowa Resident Total Cost $9,344
   In-State Tuition$6,678
   Other Fees$1,426
   Room and Board$9,728
   Books and Supplies$1,240
Non-Resident Total Cost $29,130
   Out-of-State Tuition$26,464
   Other Fees$1,426
   Room and Board$9,728
   Books and Supplies$1,240

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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 $9,344 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 Iowa Valley Community College District net price for in-state students $14,315* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

73% of University of Iowa students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $8,116. 19 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 $4,133. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend University of Iowa, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for University of Iowa
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$14,315*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid73%
Average Total Grant Aid$8,116
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants19%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,133

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$8,584
$30,001 to $48,000$10,751
$48,001 to $75,000$14,719
$75,001 to $110,000$17,575
$110,000+$18,256

Average Financial Aid Mix - $9,344 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $9,344. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.

43%
29%
28%

Grants and Scholarships

 43% - $8,116

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

Federal Loans

 29% - $5,608

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

Out of Pocket

 28% -  $5,348

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


*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state 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.

Is it Worth the Cost?

To make a comparative assessment if Iowa Valley Community College District is worth the price, measures of it's relative value for tuition dollar can be examined. We've calculated an academic national percentile rating of 63/100 for University of Iowa. Considering an average net price paid of $14,245, this leads to an overall value ranking of 77/100. This places the school 62nd on our national Best Value Colleges ranking as a provider of a very high value education compared to actual overall price paid.

Tuition Comparison to Similar Public Colleges in the Region

School Cost vs. University of Iowa
Iowa State University0.4% less expensive
Northern Illinois University41.7% more expensive
University of Wisconsin La Crosse13.6% more expensive
Illinois State University61.5% more expensive
University of Missouri Columbia24.1% more expensive

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 University of Iowa.

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 Iowa Valley Community College District is $37,376 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 $14,245 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $56,980**

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 $46,720 or $71,225 using an average net price.

**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for in state 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 University of Iowa.

Iowa Resident Tuition Per Semester$3,339
Iowa Resident Total Cost Per Semester$4,672
Non-Iowa Resident Tuition Per Semester$13,232
Non-Iowa Resident Total Cost Per Semester$14,565

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 University of Iowa 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 University of Iowa
Price per credit hour for Iowa residents$338
Cost for one class for Iowa residents (3 credit hours)$1,014
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$1,162
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$3,486
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$4,648

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. 45% of University of Iowa students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $5,608. The reported average student debt upon graduation is $28,131.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for University of Iowa? 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 $56,980, 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 $70,173.68. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at University of Iowa. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 73% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $14,245. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our University of Iowa 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.

University of Iowa Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$584.78
Amount Borrowed$56,980.00
Interest Rate4.3%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$13,193.68
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$70,173.68

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend Iowa Valley Community College District? 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 University of Iowa, 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 $70,173.68 would be needed to afford a $584.78 monthly payment in the example $56,980.00 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 University of Iowa in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $6,436 to $6,678. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 0.9%. 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 in-state 4 year cost of $37,376.00. 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 University of Iowa.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2021$12,850$51,401
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2026$16,400$65,602
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2031 $20,932$83,726
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2034 $24,231$96,924

Tuition History

What was tuition at Iowa Valley Community College District 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.

YearIn-StateOut-of-stateAnnual Increase
2010$6,824$22,198 4.3%
2009$6,544$20,658 4%
2008$6,293$19,465 2.6%
2007$6,135$18,359 9.3%
2006$5,612$16,998 4%
2005$5,396$16,048 8.1%
2004$4,993$15,285 19.1%
2003$4,191$13,833 19%
2002$3,522$11,950 9.9%
2001$3,204$10,966 6.9%
2000$2,997$10,439 4.5%
1999$2,868$9,990 3.9%
1998$2,760$9,616 4.3%
1997$2,646$9,244 3.4%
1996$2,558$8,808 4.2%
1995$2,455$8,313 4.4%
1994$2,352$7,740 5.6%
1993$2,228$7,192 7.5%
1992$2,072$6,590 10.2%
1991$1,880$6,220 3%
1990$1,826$5,982 7%
1989$1,706$5,488 9.1%
1988$1,564$4,864 12.5%
1987$1,390$4,080

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at University of Iowa 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
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's Degree 279 14% cheaper
Mechanical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 72 27% cheaper
Finance, General Bachelor's Degree 61 17% cheaper
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 56 39% cheaper
Civil Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 54 27% cheaper
Social Work Bachelor's Degree 47 14% cheaper
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 41 23% cheaper
Computer and Information Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 40 16% cheaper
Chemical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 39 32% cheaper
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer Bachelor's Degree 39 7% cheaper
Marketing, Other Bachelor's Degree 39 21% cheaper
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Bachelor's Degree 38 27% cheaper
Economics, General Bachelor's Degree 34 31% cheaper
Spanish Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 32 28% cheaper
Speech Communication and Rhetoric Bachelor's Degree 31 22% cheaper
Labor and Industrial Relations Bachelor's Degree 30 27% cheaper
Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree 30 26% cheaper
Industrial Engineering Bachelor's Degree 29 23% cheaper
Journalism Bachelor's Degree 29 20% cheaper
Geography Bachelor's Degree 26 17% cheaper
International/Global Studies Bachelor's Degree 24 30% cheaper
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other Bachelor's Degree 22 26% cheaper
Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 22 25% cheaper
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree 21 23% cheaper
Biochemistry Bachelor's Degree 17 33% cheaper
Athletic Training/Trainer Bachelor's Degree 16 18% cheaper
Art/Art Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 15 21% cheaper
Actuarial Science Bachelor's Degree 15 27% cheaper
Film/Cinema/Video Studies Bachelor's Degree 14 38% cheaper
Anthropology Bachelor's Degree 14 31% cheaper
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other Bachelor's Degree 13 14% cheaper
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies Bachelor's Degree 12 23% cheaper
Religion/Religious Studies Bachelor's Degree 12 35% cheaper
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 11 10% cheaper
French Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 8 33% cheaper
Accounting Bachelor's Degree 7 17% cheaper
History, General Bachelor's Degree 6 24% cheaper
Philosophy Bachelor's Degree 5 31% cheaper
Asian Studies/Civilization Bachelor's Degree 5 41% cheaper
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other Bachelor's Degree 5 28% cheaper
Sociology Bachelor's Degree 5 25% cheaper
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist Bachelor's Degree 5 14% cheaper
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 5 27% cheaper
German Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 4 34% cheaper
Information Science/Studies Bachelor's Degree 4 20% cheaper
American/United States Studies/Civilization Bachelor's Degree 4 40% cheaper
Environmental Science Bachelor's Degree 3 28% cheaper
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Bachelor's Degree 3 41% cheaper
Dance, General Bachelor's Degree 3 32% cheaper
Art History, Criticism and Conservation Bachelor's Degree 2 37% cheaper
Statistics, General Bachelor's Degree 2 31% cheaper
Elementary Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 2 13% cheaper
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist Bachelor's Degree 2 19% cheaper
Women's Studies Bachelor's Degree 2 35% cheaper
Linguistics Bachelor's Degree 2 37% cheaper
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist Bachelor's Degree 2 21% cheaper
African-American/Black Studies Bachelor's Degree 2 34% cheaper
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 2 23% cheaper
Kinesiology and Exercise Science Bachelor's Degree 2 20% cheaper
Visual and Performing Arts, Other Bachelor's Degree 1 36% cheaper
Comparative Literature Bachelor's Degree 1 44% cheaper
Astronomy Bachelor's Degree 1 40% cheaper
Geology/Earth Science, General Bachelor's Degree 1 25% cheaper
Italian Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 1 40% cheaper
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General Bachelor's Degree 1 9% cheaper
Music, General Bachelor's Degree 1 25% cheaper
Gerontology Bachelor's Degree 1 12% cheaper
Russian Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 1 41% cheaper
Ancient Studies/Civilization Bachelor's Degree 1 45% cheaper
Chemistry, General Bachelor's Degree 1 26% cheaper
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies Bachelor's Degree 1 12% cheaper
Physics, General Bachelor's Degree 1 30% cheaper
Microbiology, General Bachelor's Degree 1 21% cheaper
Portuguese Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 1 33% cheaper

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About University of Iowa

University of Iowa is a four year public college located in Iowa City, Iowa.  Full time enrollment is 24,424 and part time is 5,546.  For the 2011/2012 school year, the school received 24,097 applicants. 19,506 were admitted and 4,666 enrolled.

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

Address
University of Iowa
101 Jessup Hall
Iowa City, Iowa
52242-1316

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

University of Iowa 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.

University of Iowa cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=153658 IPEDS survey data.

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