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Des Moines Area Community College 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

$1,113 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
73% of students receive aid
53% get federal aid ($3,720 avg)
5% get state aid ($1,393 avg)
8% get institn'l aid ($1,113 avg)
57% get loans ($4,733 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 $3,735 57%
Federal Grant Aid $3,720 53%
Pell Grants $3,699 53%
Other Federal Grants $402 3%
Institution Grant Aid $1,113 8%
State Grant Aid $1,393 5%
Student Loans $4,733 57%
Federal Loans $4,652 57%
Other Loans $5,743 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 $133
Out of State $266


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 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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  • 5
  • Emmali from Sutherland, IA
  • May-06-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    As far as I'm concerned, two-year colleges are the best way to go nowadays in terms of money. You get the same (if not better classes), more opportunities to play sports, and a great experience for a far better price.

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  • 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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