Paying for College / Costs

Paying for College Paying for College

The best thing to invest in is you, and college is an investment in your future. Spending money now on your college education will pay off in the long run. On average, people with an associate’s degree earn over $6,000 more a year than people with no college degree.

Payment Deadline Payment Deadline

The payment deadline is 2 weeks after the first day of classes. By the payment deadline, you need to have a plan in place for paying your bill. Not paying your bill can cause you serious problems, such as not being able to register for another semester, not getting a copy of your transcript, and being sent to collections which hurts your credit score.

Payment Options Payment Options

We understand that paying for college can be stressful and we are here to help you and your family make your payment arrangements. You have different options for paying your bill. Click on an option below to learn more.

Estimated Costs for one Semester

Once you register for classes, you will have a bill for your tuition. Your bill will depend on the number and types of classes you register for.

Cost

The tuition is based on 15 credits (5 classes). Books’ costs can vary greatly and is estimated at $400 per semester.


Costs Costs

At Iowa Western, we believe you should understand the costs of your education. We also realize that understanding college costs can be difficult. So we encourage you to contact us with any questions. Email us at financialaid@iwcc.edu.

You are billed one semester (fall, spring, or summer) at a time. Both Financial Aid and Payment Plans can be used to cover tuition, fees, and housing costs.

What are College Costs?

  • Tuition: is the bulk of your bill. Tuition is charged by credit hour, most classes are 3 credit hours.
  • College Service Fees: $17 per credit hour.
  • First Time Enrollment Fee: A one time, $35 fee that is charged for your first semester.
  • Books: prices vary based on each class. After you register for classes, visit the College Store online or in person. Use a rough estimate of $400 when you are planning on college costs.
Tuition per Credit HourFees per Credit HourTotal per Credit HourCost: 6 Credit HoursCost: 12 Credit HoursCost: 15 for Credit Hours
Iowa Resident$187$17= $204$1,224$2,448$3,060
Non Resident$192$17= $209$1,254$2,508$3,135
International$192$117= $309$1,854$3,708$4,635
Completing an associate’s degree in 2 years requires a student to take 15 credits each semester. Consult with an advisor for more information.

Completing an associate’s degree in 2 years requires a student to take 15 credits each semester. Consult with an advisor for more information.


Residence Life Housing Costs

Living on campus gives you the full college experience as well as quick access to all classrooms and services at Iowa Western.

FacilityRoom TypePeople/BedroomCostMeal PlanTotal Cost
VillageDouble2$2,000(optional)$2,000
Single1$4000(optional)$4,000
Tower (males only)Double2$1,85012 Flex$3,125
Unlimited$3,325
Single1$2,78012 Flex$4,105
Unlimited$4,255
SuiteSingle1$2,90012 Flex$4,225
Unlimited$4,375
  • 12 Flex Plan 12 meals per week. $1,300.00 per semester.
  • Unlimited meals per week. $1,450.00 per semester.

Tuition Assistance and or Fees Other Fees

Other fees may be assessed for other services, as well as for specific programs and courses.

FeeCostDescription
International Student Fee$100 per credit hourInternational students only.
Administrative Withdrawal Fee$10 per credit hourCharged when a student is administratively withdrawn for non-attendance.
Payment Plan Fee$25Charged when setting up a payment plan.
Late/missed payment fee$25
Pre-Collection Fee$10