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Iowa State University

1750 Beardshear Hall, Ames, IA 50011-2103
(515) 294-4111

Tuition 2016 - 2017 (full-time, first-time undergraduate students)

Tuition & Fees 2016-17 2015-16 2014-15
In District $8,219 $7,736 $7,731
In State $8,219 $7,736 $7,731
Out of State $21,583 $20,856 $20,617
Books/Misc. $995 $1,043 $1,043
On Campus      
Room and Board $8,356 $8,070 $7,830
Other Expenses $2,430 $2,430 $2,430
Off Campus      
Room and Board $8,356 $8,070 $7,830
Other Expenses $2,430 $2,430 $2,430
Off Campus With Family      
Other Expenses - $2,430 $2,430

Financial Aid 2015 - 2016

Type of Aid Percent Receiving Aid Average Amount Received
Federal Grants
20.0 % $4,291
State/Local Grant
1.0 % $5,270
Institutional Grants
78.0 % $6,384
Loans 49.0 % $6,899

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NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association)

Baseball - N/A
Basketball - Big Twelve Conference
Football - Big Twelve Conference
Cross Country/Track - N/A


Doctoral/Research Universities--Extensive: These institutions typically offer a wide range of baccalaureate programs, and they are committed to graduate education through the doctorate. They award 50 or more doctoral degrees per year across at least 15 disciplines.

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education
Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education
ROTC: Army
ROTC: Navy
ROTC: Air Force
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Teacher certification: Students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization
Teacher certification: Approved by the state for initial certifcation or licensure of teachers

Create, share, and apply knowledge to make Iowa and the world a better place.

Public, 4-year or above 

First Professional

Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children

Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits

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The above information was obtained via the publicly-available Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), operated by the U.S. Department of Education, which compiles self-reported information provided by colleges and universities, for the purpose of making such information openly available to students and parents.


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Kara C.  on 9/27/2010 11:14:55 PM

I was accepted here!! Amazing campus and amazing place. Can't wait for next year!!