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Iowa State University

Ames, IA
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Tuition & Aid
Bottom line

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

Website

Financial Aid Statistics

Receiving any financial aid

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$7,692
Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,607
Average Need-Based Loan
$4,404
Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$29,898
Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
61.1%
Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$7,088
Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

In-State Tuition
$6,648
Out-of-State Tuition
$19,200
Required Fees
$1,078
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,043
Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Estimate Transportation for Commuters (living at home)
$400
Estimate Transportation for Commuters (not living at home)
$400
Available Aid
Financial Aid Methodology Used:Federal
Scholarships and Grants:Federal Pell
SEOG
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
April
1
  • Required Forms
  • FAFSA
Office Phone Number :515-294-2223

Tuition and Aid

  • Financial Aid Rating:
    84
  • In-State Tuition:
    $6,648
  • Out-of-State Tuition:
    $19,200
  • On-Campus Room and Board:
    $7,721
  • Ugrads receiving need-based financial aid:
    79%
  • Avg % of Need Met:
    81%
  • Avg Financial Aid Package:
    $11,841
  • Financial Aid Application Deadline:
    Rolling Basis
  • Financial Aid Notification Date:
    Rolling Basis
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