On this page you'll get a better understanding of what college costs you'll actually have to pay out of pocket, which can vary widely based on where you live and your income level.
Few students will pay the full advertised sticker price of Des Moines Area Community College. The Net Price is an estimate of how much the average student actually pays to attend college for one year.
To calculate this number we take the total cost of attendance of Des Moines Area Community College including tuition, fees, room, board and other expenses. Then we subtract out the average amount of aid awarded per student.
We wanted to talk about the net price for all undergraduates (not just freshmen), but that information was not available for Des Moines Area Community College.
98% of freshman students paid in-state tuition. Of these in-state students, 53% received an average of $4,372 in grants and scholarships. This resulted in an average annual net price of $10,528 for on-campus students.
The following table explores the likelihood that you too will receive some common price-reducing aid, based on percentages.
|Net Price by Aid Group||On Campus||Off Campus||At Home|
|1,746 Total Freshmen|
|816 (47%) did not receive any grants or scholarships.||$20,000||$22,750||$15,004|
|930 (53%) split a total of $4,038,060 for an average of $4,342 each||$15,658||$18,408||$10,662|
|1,704 In-State Students|
|799 (47%) did not receive any grants or scholarships.||$14,900||$17,650||$9,904|
|905 (53%) split a total of $3,956,660 for an average of $4,372 each||$10,528||$13,278||$5,532|
The above refers to grants and scholarships from the college and/or the state, federal or local governments. Other sources of grant aid such as private scholarships are not included.
Use the College Cost Estimator to get an idea of how much money you may have to spend out of pocket to attend Des Moines Area Community College, and how many loans you may have to take on.
Select the factors that are true for you.
Estimated Cost for You
This is what the college will likely charge you in this scenario.
Aid (Grants and Scholarships)
Money given to you to offset the cost of college.
Estimated Net Price
This is what you can expect to pay (or pay back).
Money you borrow to cover the cost of college. You will have to repay this eventually.
Out of Pocket
Money you need to come up with each year to attend college.
Research the average amount of loan debt students take on from this school.
Family income can have a large impact on the amount of aid you receive, and thus, your net price.
The table below shows the average net price freshmen paid based on income level. Note that if the school offers in-state tuition, the lower in-state tuition has been used in the calculation.
|Net Price by Family Income Level||In-State Net Price|
The above table only includes the calculated net price for students that received some form of Title IV aid.
Over a period of three years, the average net price paid by all freshmen at Des Moines Area Community College has decreased by an average of 1.7% per year. This means that while total costs have remained about the same, the average aid given to freshmen has increased over this time period.
An overall average net price of $10,558 puts Des Moines Area Community College well below the national average of $20,398.
Many schools offer more aid to first year students (freshmen) than they do to other undergraduates. Is that the case with this school?