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ISU Tuition & Cost Guide


Cost to Attend

In State Iowa Resident Sticker Price
$20,000
In State Costs for Iowa State University
Fee Cost
Tuition$7,098
Books and Supplies$995
Other Fees$1,121
Room and Board $8,356
Other Expenses Budget$2,430
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
$33,364
Out of State Costs for Iowa State University
Fee Cost
Tuition$20,462
Books and Supplies$995
Other Fees$1,121
Room and Board $8,356
Other Expenses Budget$2,430

Residents of Iowa pay an annual total price of $20,000 to attend Iowa State University on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $7,098 for tuition, $8,356 room and board, $995 for books and supplies and $1,121 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $33,364 which is 66.8% higher than Iowa residents. The tuition charge is $20,462 while room and board is $8,356, books and supplies are $995 and other fees come in at $1,121.

Net Price

Average Net Price '14/'15
$13,899
Net Price by Income Iowa State University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$8,721
$30,001 to $48,000$10,063
$48,001 to $75,000$13,249
$75,001 to $110,000$16,007
$110,000+$17,534

The average reported annual net price for Iowa State University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $13,899 in 2014/2015.

Financial Aid

Finanical Aid Iowa State University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Annual Total Grant Aid $7,137 76%
Pell Grant $4,116 20%
Federal Student Loan $5,432 50%

The average reported annual net price for Iowa State University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $13,899 in 2014/2015.

Scholarships to Study in the U.S.

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Iowa State University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $54,216. The loan balance of $54,216 is a four year multiple of the $13,554 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $566 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 4.7%.

Example Loan $54,216
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.7%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $566.08
Total Interest Paid $13,713.23
Sum of All Loan Payments $67,929.23

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
$80,000
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Iowa Residents $20,000 $20,431 $20,871 $21,320
Non Residents $33,364 $34,083 $34,816 $35,566

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Iowa State University to be $80,000 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 2.2% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Cost Credit Hour and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Iowa State University
Price Per Credit 4 Credit Class 3 Credit Class
Iowa Residents $296 $888 $1,184
Out of State Residents $853 $2,559 $3,412

Estimated cost for a class at Iowa State University based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Iowa State University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Iowa State University Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan No
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan No
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=153603 IPEDS survey data for Iowa State University.

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