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Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$12,660 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$3,990 tuition
$7,354 on campus room & board
$1,316 books
N/A fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$16,650 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$7,980 tuition
$7,354 on campus room & board
$1,316 books
N/A fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$862 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
73% of students receive aid
52% get federal aid ($4,178 avg)
5% get state aid ($1,294 avg)
8% get institn'l aid ($862 avg)
53% get loans ($4,973 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 5.01% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 5.01% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $4,126 55%
Federal Grant Aid $4,178 52%
Pell Grants $4,094 52%
Other Federal Grants $638 7%
Institution Grant Aid $862 8%
State Grant Aid $1,294 5%
Student Loans $4,973 53%
Federal Loans $4,877 53%
Other Loans $5,736 1%

Merit Aid Available

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Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: April 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Financial Aid Contact Info
2006 Ankeny Blvd
Ankeny, IA 50023-3993
(515) 964-6241
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $133
Out of State $266


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Emina from Des Moines, IA
  • Mar-10-2014 I am a current student here

    It is a community college, so it is reasonably priced. The class rooms are small enough to where the teachers call you by name and you do lots of group activites.

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  • 5
  • Kelli from Des Moines, IA
  • Jul-19-2013 I am a current student here

    DMACC most definitely offers a quality education for the a lower and affordable price. My average cost for 12 hour is about $1800.00 for classes and about $600.00 for books.

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  • 5
  • Bethany from Iowa
  • Jun-26-2013 I am a current student here

    great price even if you're planning on attending a 4 year college, get the basics out of the way for cheep!

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