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Understand College Costs

Keep in mind that, with financial aid in the form of scholarships, grants, work-study and student loans, you may pay less than the average. So, keep a positive attitude and keep working toward your dreams.

Type of College Average Tuition Rates in Iowa
Private four-year $12,850-$50,714 per academic year
Public four-year (in-state) $8,420-$8,973.50 per academic year
Public two-year (in-state) $151-194 per credit hour

To review the national average cost for college visit College Board reports.

Remember, you'll also have to pay for room and board, transportation, fees and personal expenses. Most colleges have an estimated cost for these expenses.


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