Iowa Central increases tuition

Tuition for students at Iowa Central Community College will be increasing by about 2% for the 2021-2022 school year.

This will be the third year of the college’s flat rate tuition offering where students could take anywhere between 12 and 18 credit hours per semester for one flat rate.

Angie Martin, Iowa Central vice president for financial services, told the college’s Board of Directors on Tuesday evening that the flat-rate tuition is something that will be reviewed internally to see if it is something the college wants to stick with, but because of COVID-19 negatively affecting enrollment, Iowa Central will continue with the flat rate tuition for at least one more year as administrators gather more data.

The tuition for in-state students will increase $60 per semester, from $2,940 to $3,000 per semester.

For students from neighboring states meeting GPA requirements, the increase will also be $60 per semester, from $3,040 to $3,100.

For out-of-state and international students, the increase is $85 per semester, from $4,235 to $4,325.

Tuition for credit hours under 12 and over 18 are also increasing. For in-state students, the tuition rate will be $184 per credit hour, an increase of $4.

For bordering state students with qualifying GPAs, the rate will be $189 per credit hour, also an increase of $4.

For out-of-state and international students, the rate will be $271.50, an increase of $6.

Martin said the tuition increases approved by the board are comparable to tuition increases at other community colleges across Iowa.


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