Cost of Attendance

Cost of Attendance Explained

The cost of attendance is an estimate of the costs of being enrolled for one year at Iowa Western Community College. Students are assigned a financial aid budget based on their estimated cost of attendance, which is used to determine the maximum amount of financial aid needed.

Tuition and Fees

These are the costs for your classes. The amount listed is based on full-time enrollment (12+ credits) and college service fees; this does not include any special course fees.

  • 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.
2023-2024Iowa ResidentNon-Resident
Tuition & Fees$6,780$6,930
Food & Housing$8,750$8,750
Books, Materials, Supplies, Equipment$1,240$1,240
Total College Expense$16,770$16,920
Anticipated Personal Expenses$2,944$2,944
Anticipated Travel Expenses$2,176$2,176
Total Expected Cost of Attendance$21,890$22,040

Food & Housing

The amount listed is based on a suite room with included meals; your actual costs may differ depending on your housing assignment. If you are not living on-campus you will not be charged for these items.

Books, Course Materials, Supplies & Equipment

The amount listed is an estimate; your actual costs may differ each semester based on the classes you are taking. Only books and supplies purchased through the College Store in the Student Center can be charged to your IWCC account.

Transportation and Personal Expenses

The amount listed is an estimate for your daily living expenses. This cost will not be charged to your IWCC bill, but you can use financial aid to cover your day-to-day costs if you choose. Daily living expenses may include laundry, gas, prescriptions, personal hygiene items, etc.