Hawkeye Community College
Waterloo, 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.
$11,808
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$10,040
$30k - $48k
$9,812
$48k - $75k
$12,073
$75k - $110k
$14,304
$110k+
$14,627
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.
$5,311
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.
$6,021
Additional Costs
Books and Supplies
$1,324
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page

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.
29%
Average Aid Per Year
$4,269
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.
29%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$3,975
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$1,679
Students receiving state aid
14%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$2,667
Students receiving federal aid
47%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$3,975

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.
56%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,065
Students receiving federal loans
56%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$4,869
Average Other Loans Per Year
$7,500
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.
$7,550
Loan Default Rate
13%
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.
$122

What Students Are Saying

3.54 Average Rating
It is very cheap to attend here. Books are expensive, but most textbooks are expensive. The good thing at Hawkeye is that can return books at the end of the semester and get quite a bit of money back. Plus, they have a lot of scholarships listed on their web page for students to apply for. I actually got a full ride here because I was the top of my class, so that was nice.
Andrew from Denver, IA
Hawkeye Community College is worth the money. I honestly thought that I would be in over my head when I wanted to attend college. I thought that I would be spending so much money that I felt I would never be out of debt after I graduate. Once I started looking into Hawkeye, I realized that not only is Hawkeye a great school with staff ready to help with all of your problems, but it is also very affordable. You spend about as much for your whole degree here that you would spend in one semester at most four year colleges. I believe that Hawkeye Community College is worth your money no matter if you are going to live in the apartments, or off campus. You will be satisfied with how much less you will be in debt after you graduate and also will be wowed at how inexpensive Hawkeye really is.
Kayla from Waterloo, IA
Getting a college education is an investment in your future! Hawkeye Community College is less expensive than the other colleges in the area and the Financial Aid office can help you determine what assistance may be available to you. More than 82% of Hawkeye’s students receive some form of financial aid. Hawkeye is a great way to save money if you get your general education classes and transfer to get your major.
Stephanie from Elk Run Heights, IA
Is it Band for your buck? That all depends on you. I know for me, I'm finding it out that its not, but that's because I have to pay for housing.
Rhiannen from Roseville, CA
The fee isn't bad at all and if you want to learn, you can ask any instructor and they GO OUT OF THEIR way to help! I love the change from high school. It makes me want to go here next year.
GreenBlondie from Waterloo, IA
Going to a community college is great, especially if you don't know what you want to do. The price is great! I decided to take 2 classes each semester instead of 4 so that I could just pay for it myself, rather than getting a loan and having to pay interest.
Morgan from Cedar Falls, IA

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