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DMACC Housing Costs

$5,000 On-Campus Room Typical Cost
$810 Books & Supplies Typical Cost
$2,116 Other Living Expenses Typical Cost
$7,502 On-Campus Room & Board Typical Cost

What is the Cost of Living at Des Moines Area Community College ?

Did you know there will be more costs in addition to tuition to go to college? Check out how much extra living fees are at Des Moines Area Community College .

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DMACC Housing and Meal Plan Costs Des Moines Area Community College serves mostly non-traditional students. These non-traditional students are less likely to live on campus.

Des Moines Area Community College students paid $5,000 for housing in 2021, but DMACC does not offer meal plans.

The next table outlines average expected expenses at Des Moines Area Community College both for living on campus or off campus and other expenses.

ExpenseOn CampusOff Campus
Room and Board$7,502$7,812
— Housing      $5,000
Other Living Expenses$2,116$3,898
Books and Supplies$810$810

What is Room & Board Over Four Years? The Projected Total Comes to $43,430

Housing and meal plans at DMACC have changed about 0.9% for each year of the past five years, compared to a nationwide average change of 2.4%. Incoming freshmen in 2022 should expect to be charged roughly $10,570 for housing and dining expenses based upon current movements. Students obtaining their associate degree might pay around $10,742 in their last year, while those pursuing a bachelor's degree will probably spend about $11,172 for their last year.

Bachelor's degree students will end up paying a total sum of close to $43,430 in living costs by the time they graduate, while two-year students may pay a total sum of about $21,313.


* estimated

How to Finance Your DMACC Education?

Details on Living On Campus

Are you wondering whether you may be required to live on campus? If you are a first-time full-time student, some schools may require it. See the table below to find out whether DMACC does or not, as well as the on-campus housing capacity.

Are Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?No
On-Campus Housing Capacity224

Low On-Campus Expenses

On-campus students attending Des Moines Area Community College spend $10,428 on room, board, books, supplies and other expenses, a figure that's well below the national average of $15,282.



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