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Des Moines Area Community College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$12,834 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$4,080 tuition
$7,354 on campus room & board
$1,400 books and supplies
N/A fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$16,914 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$8,160 tuition
$7,354 on campus room & board
$1,400 books and supplies
N/A fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Colleges like Des Moines Area Community College are working hard to make tuition affordable to deserving students.

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Average Aid

$1,172 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
72% of students receive aid
47% get federal aid ($3,910 avg)
8% get state aid ($1,678 avg)
8% get institn'l aid ($1,172 avg)
56% get loans ($4,552 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 2.86% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 2.86% 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 $3,925 52%
Federal Grant Aid $3,910 47%
Pell Grants $3,878 47%
Other Federal Grants $446 3%
Institution Grant Aid $1,172 8%
State Grant Aid $1,678 8%
Student Loans $4,552 56%
Federal Loans $4,430 56%
Other Loans $5,330 1%

Merit Aid Available

No known 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 $136
Out of State $272


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • dmacc student
  • Jul-10-2016 I am a current student here

    affordable, no surprise or extra fees. parking is free, you just have to ask for a sticker. tuition is as listed, which i really like. textbooks are a nightmare, but that's normal for every school.

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  • 5
  • Megan from Ankeny, IA
  • Feb-29-2016 I am a current student here

    Des Moines Area Community College is one of the cheapest community colleges in Iowa and also leads with enrollment numbers. The campus and community is always accommodating to meet the needs and wants of the students to make sure the experience is as exceptional as a student at a private school. Des Moines Area Community College offers many online classes, night classes, has many different campus locations and is always renovating the campuses to meet new and exciting wants as well as safety.

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  • 5
  • Elias from Ankeny, IA
  • Jan-06-2015 I am a current student here

    College level education at a fraction of the price. The school itself is very cost efficient. Save even more money by buying your books online (Amazon, Chegg, etc) or going to Textbook Outlet near campus.

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  • 4
  • SAM from Ankeny, IA
  • Oct-19-2014 I am a current student here

    Cheapest college around, and most of the credits will transfer if you need them to

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