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Iowa State University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$17,570 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$7,098 tuition
$8,356 on campus room & board*
$995 books and supplies
$1,121 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$30,934 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$20,462 tuition
$8,356 on campus room & board*
$995 books and supplies
$1,121 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

*16490

Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$6,092 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
87% of students receive aid
23% get federal aid ($4,418 avg)
1% get state aid ($6,836 avg)
74% get institn'l aid ($6,092 avg)
52% get loans ($6,532 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 2.12% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 2.11% 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

$33,581,813
Annual Aid Awarded
Aid/Loans
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $7,381 76%
Federal Grant Aid $4,418 23%
Pell Grants $4,164 20%
Other Federal Grants $1,755 10%
Institution Grant Aid $6,092 74%
State Grant Aid $6,836 1%
Student Loans $6,532 52%
Federal Loans $5,292 51%
Other Loans $8,679 8%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 1
Financial Aid Contact Info
100 Enrollment Services Center
Ames, IA 50011
(515) 294-5836
http://www.financialaid.iastate.edu/
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $296
Out of State $853

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Hannah Schmidt
  • Nov-28-2017 I am a current student here

    State Universities are quite expensive, but Iowa State is definitely worth the price. The overall tuition might seem a little steep for some, but the experience students receive at Iowa State is worth it in the end. Students truly are paying for the best education, and it shows upon graduation.

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  • 4
  • Jannic from Ames, IA
  • Feb-26-2017 I am a current student here

    Iowa State is a pretty affordable college if you are in-state and is worth your time coming here. Out of state is a bit more expensive but there are a ton of people from different states that choose Iowa State. Iowa State must be an awesome place if we have all these people coming from all over!

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  • 5
  • Kendall from Egg Harbor, WI
  • Jan-09-2017 I am a current student here

    Being a college student has it's perks because there are tons of free events on campus. If you are coming from out of state too you can find there are a lot more scholarships available. Even though tuition may seem outrageous the money is truly going to improve the facilities that are used by students every day.

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  • 3
  • J from Saint Paul, MN
  • Dec-29-2016 I am a current student here

    Iowa State can be a little on the pricey side for out of state students. I do wish they were slightly more affordable. However, I feel that I am receiving an excellent education and a great college experience. I couldn't picture myself anywhere else!

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