Cost of college went up for all students at Iowa State University

In-state tuition and fees rose 5.1 percent for 2017-18 at Iowa State University, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

In-state tuition and fees rose 5.1 percent for 2017-18 at Iowa State University, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Iowa residents paid $8,636 to attend the four-year public institution this year $417 more than the $8,219 charged for 2016-17.

Non-residents paid 160.2 percent more than residents this year, or $22,472. Their price tag grew 4.1 percent from $21,583 in 2016-17.

About 53 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Iowa residents. About 41 percent are residents of other states and 5 percent are citizens of other countries.

Data shows 88 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 4,768 students received grants or scholarships totaling $35.4 million and 2,970 students took out student loans totaling more than $20.49 million.

Including all undergraduates, 20,544 students used grants or scholarships totaling $136.88 million. Another 15,002 took out $93.07 million in federal student loans.

The cost of attending
Enrollment
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
Change in tuition and fees 2014-15 to 2017-18
In-state
~19,266
$7,731
$7,736
$8,219
$8,636
11.7%
Out-of-state
~14,904
$20,617
$20,856
$21,583
$22,472
9%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Iowa State University in 2015-16.
Type of Aid
Number of students receiving aid
Percent receiving aid
Total amount of aid received
Average amount of aid per student
Federal grants
1,190
20%
$5,106,203
$4,291
State / local grant or scholarship
72
1%
$379,434
$5,270
Institutional grants or scholarships
4,686
78%
$29,915,301
$6,384
Grant or scholarship aid total
4,768
79%
$35,400,938
$7,425
Federal student loans
2,907
48%
$15,360,425
$5,284
Other student loans
540
9%
$5,129,636
$9,499
Student loan aid
2,970
49%
$20,490,061
$6,899
Total student aid
5,323
88%

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