Des Moines Area Community College
Ankeny, IA, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$10,489
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$8,811
$30k - $48k
$9,227
$48k - $75k
$10,906
$75k - $110k
$12,800
$110k+
$13,248
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$4,680
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$9,360
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$7,302
Books and Supplies
$1,322
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
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Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
20%
Average Aid Per Year
$3,909
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
20%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$3,969
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$1,031
Students receiving state aid
13%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$1,844
Students receiving federal aid
44%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$3,969

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
45%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$4,522
Students receiving federal loans
45%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$4,323
Average Other Loans Per Year
$6,221
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$5,500
Loan Default Rate
23%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$105

What Students Are Saying

3.50 Average Rating
The education here is of great quality for so little money. It also opens up many opportunities. Just make sure you are looking for them.
Sam from Clive, IA
LOcated in the heart of Iowa, DMACC offers all of the gen eds you will need to complete an associate degree or transfer to a 4-year program at most universities. The classes are more rigorous than expected for a community college and quite enjoyable. I found my passion here.
Sean - Adel, IA
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.
dmacc student
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.
Megan from Ankeny, IA
Definitely worth the money. Tuition is much cheaper than many colleges, which is awesome. Don't think that you won't get a good education because it's a cheap community college. I have learned a lot in the past few semesters here and the teachers I have had in my classes have been extremely helpful in my learning experience. They care and want what's best for each of their students.
Krista from Urbandale, IA
Very economical. The small class size and low tuition costs combine to make DMACC an exceptional value.
Angela from Nevada, IA
The education is cheap and affordable. The books can be cheap and the dorm rent can be to. The food is cheap too.
Dillon from Cambridge, IA
The education that you receive is totally worth it in the long run. It is very affordable and most of the credits transfer to four-year universities.
DMACC student

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