Paying for College
One of the best ways to invest in yourself is through attending college. Spending money now to further your education can have a greater positive impact later. On average, people with an associate’s degree earn over $6,000 more a year than people without a college degree.
The payment deadline is two weeks after the first day of classes. By the payment deadline, you need to have a plan in place for paying your bill. If you register for classes after the payment deadline, you must make payment arrangements within 48 hours of registration. Not paying your bill can lead to greater challenges such as: not being able to register for another semester, not being able to obtain a copy of your transcript, and being sent to collections, which hurts your credit score. Once in collections, your account may be subject to collection fees. Iowa Western reserves the right to take any and all actions necessary to collect the debt.
We understand that paying for college can be stressful and we are here to help you and your family make your payment arrangements. You have different options for paying your bill. Click on an option below to learn more.
Estimated Costs for one Semester
Once you register for classes, you will have a bill for your tuition. Your bill will depend on the number and types of classes you register for.
The tuition is based on 15 credits (5 classes). Books’ costs can vary greatly and is estimated at $400 per semester.
At Iowa Western, we believe you should understand the costs of your education. We also realize that understanding college costs can be difficult. So we encourage you to contact us with any questions. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What are College Costs?
- Tuition: is the bulk of your bill. Tuition is charged by credit hour, most classes are 3 credit hours.
- College Service Fees: $17 per credit hour.
- First Time Enrollment Fee: A one time, $35 fee that is charged for your first semester.
- Books: prices vary based on each class. After you register for classes, visit the College Store online or in person. Use a rough estimate of $400 when you are planning on college costs.
|Tuition per Credit Hour||Discount per Credit Hour||Fees per Credit Hour||Total per Credit Hour||Cost: 6 Credit Hours||Cost: 12 Credit Hours||Cost: 15 for Credit Hours|
|Iowa Resident||$194||-$7||$17||= $204||$1,224||$2,448||$3,060|
Iowa Western Community College has chosen to use federal COVID-19 relief funding to support all students through a $7.00 per credit hour tuition discount for the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semesters. The tuition discount will be applied to your bill.
Living on campus gives you the full college experience as well as quick access to all classrooms and services at Iowa Western.
|Facility||Room Type||People/Bedroom||Cost||Meal Plan||Total Cost|
|Tower (males only)||Double||2||$1,875||12 Flex||$3,175|
- 12 Flex Plan 12 meals per week. $1,300.00 per semester.
- Unlimited meals per week. $1,450.00 per semester.
Other fees may be assessed for other services, as well as for specific programs and courses.
|Administrative Withdrawal Fee||$10 per credit hour||Charged when a student is administratively withdrawn for non-attendance.|
|Payment Plan Fee||$25||Charged when setting up a payment plan.|
|Late/missed payment fee||$25|