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Iowa State University

Ames, IA
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Tuition at Iowa State University is an excellent value for in-state students, with in-state credit hours being just $267. Room and board will come to about $8,000; books, supplies, and required fees will add another $2,000. Students from out-of-state can expect to pay $762 per credit hour, with overall tuition being just upwards of $18,000—still a very affordable total for a school providing such a wealth of educational opportunities. Plus, almost 100 percent of freshmen receive some manner of financial support, with nearly 100 percent receiving some form of need-based aid. Financial aid packages average between $11,000 to $12,000; for most freshman, the total need-based gift aid approaches $7,500, with the average amount of loan debt per graduate at about $30,000.
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Visiting And Contact Information

100 Enrollment Services Center

Ames, IA 50011-2011

United States

Phone: 515-294-5836

Fax: 515-294-2592


Financial Aid Statistics

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Available Aid
Financial Aid Methodology Used:Federal
Scholarships and Grants:Federal Pell
State Scholarships / Grants
College / University Scholarships
Federal Direct Student Loan Programs:Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
Direct PLUS Loans
Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFEL):Federal Perkins Loans
College/university loans from institutional funds
Other:Private/alternative loans
Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study):Yes
Highest amount undergraduates earned annually from part-time on-campus work (not including Work Study):$17,954
Direct Lender:Yes

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Financial Aid Application Process

Rolling Basis Notification Begins
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Office Phone Number :515-294-2223

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